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Understanding and Mastering the PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition

An in-depth course on the brand new PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition, the standard for project management published by PMI.

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1.2 - What is a Project for Me?

3.5 - #2 - Team Performance Domain

3.19 - Bayes' Theorem and Estimates

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In more than 8 hours of video, exercises, and supporting materials, Ricardo goes deep on explaining the 12 Principles outlined in the Project Management Standard and the 8 Performance Domains outlined in the PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition.

Ricardo will teach you directly and straightforwardly how to understand and apply the principles in your day-to-day work, no matter the product or service you are developing or the delivery approach you decide to use.

He also explains the main differences between the 6th and the 7th Edition using a simple concept: the PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition as an umbrella for other methods, standards, or approaches (like Scrum, Lean, Kanban, etc.).

Every lesson is usually between 5 and 20 min, so you will learn everything you need to know in just the right amount of time at just the right pace.

It is important to mention that this course does not aim to be a preparation for the PMP® or CAPM® certifications of PMI. However, the content will help you to become more comfortable with the PMBOK® Guide without the need to memorize every single item for the exam.

What You Will Learn

Fact sheet

Estimated duration

The entire course has 61 lessons covering about 8 hours of video. The student is expected to spend from 16 to 20h to complete the course, including the exercises.

Target audience

Project managers, team members, planners, project sponsors, PMP® or CAPM® candidates and others stakeholders interested in learning more about the PMBOK® Guide published by the Project Management Institute.


Candidates are encouraged of having a copy of PMBOK® Guide published by the Project Management Institute. The copy is not provided by the course.


The course was recorded in English with subtitles in English, Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil), Spanish (Español), Arabic (عربى) and Simplified Chinese (中文). Subtitles in Spanish, Arabic and Simplified Chinese were created using AI translation tool.

Certificate and Badge

Upon completing the course, you will receive a credential issued using the Accredible platform that can be downloaded as a PDF file and also shared on your Linkedin or other social network profiles.

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Your teacher

Ricardo Vargas at his desk

Ricardo Vargas, Ph.D.

Ricardo is an experienced leader in global operations, project management, business transformation and crisis management. Passionate about transforming ideas into action, he is a chief advocate in the project economy. Specializing in implementing innovative global initiatives, capital projects, and product development, Ricardo has directed dozens of projects across industries and continents, managing more than $20 billion over the past 25 years.

Ricardo shares his expertise and passion with millions of professionals around the globe through his “5 Minutes Podcast,” which he has hosted since 2007 and has reached 12 million views since its release. He has written 16 books on project management, risk and crisis management and transformation, which have been translated into seven languages and sold over half a million copies. His influence on the sector was affirmed when he received the highest recognition of the Project Management Institute, the PMI Fellow Award.

Ricardo is a seasoned board member who has participated in the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC) board member program. He was the first Latin American Chairman of PMI worldwide, where he served for four years.

His work as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, chatbots and machine learning resulted in tools and products that have revolutionized how users bring agility and agile management into project management software.

More than two decades ago, he founded Macrosolutions, a global consulting firm with international operations in energy, infrastructure, IT, oil, and finance.

Between 2016 and 2020, Ricardo directed the Brightline Initiative, a Project Management Institute think tank bringing together leading organizations into a coalition dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive, unproductive gap between strategy design and delivery.

Prior to his work with Brightline, Ricardo was Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Infrastructure and Project Management Group, leading more than 1,000 projects and $1.2 billion in humanitarian and development projects.

Ricardo holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Federal Fluminense University in Brazil and an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, as well as a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.