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PMRank® Workshop Online

Now you can attend the globally recognized workshop on project prioritization at your own pace. The PMRank Online is available at our online school!

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What You Will Learn

In 4 hours of video, exercises, and supporting materials, Ricardo shows how an organization can manage its projects portfolio and understand the decision-making models to select the appropriate projects. The students will support Tiger Screws, a fictitious screw and connector factory with global operations, to seek the improvement of the market company position, and they must do so through the elaboration of a different strategic objective.

The workshop provides a hands-on approach to better select projects for your organization's portfolio. The participants use case studies, a set of varied criteria, and decision-making models, such as the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), to properly understand how to decide the right mix of projects to be undertaken.

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

The methodological basis for all the PMRank's work can be found in the Standard of Portfolio Management published by the Project Management Institute and in the Management of Portfolios (MoP) published by the UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC) / Axelos.

The workshop was recorded in English with subtitles in English, Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil), Spanish (Español), French (Français), Arabic (عربى), and Simplified Chinese (中文).

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1.2 - The Context of Portfolio Management

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3.1 - What Is the Preliminary Study of a Project?

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5.3 - Portfolio Balancing: Understanding "Force In" and "Force Out"

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Fact sheet

Estimated duration

The entire course has 22 lessons covering about 4 hours of video. The student is expected to spend from 6 to 12h to complete the course, including the exercises.

Target audience

PMRank® is designed for executives, strategic planning teams, investment planning teams, project managers, and other stakeholders involved in the selection of portfolio investments/projects.


The workshop does not require experience in projects or in portfolio management. All knowledge necessary for comprehension and participation in the workshop will be presented during the training.


The course was recorded in English with subtitles in English, Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil), Spanish (Español), Arabic (عربى), French (Français) and Simplified Chinese (中文). Subtitles in Spanish, French, 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 and is certified as CCA. 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.

Who is this course for?

The project, Program, and Portfolio Managers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Team Members work with different methodologies to drive projects.
Those who are members of the Organization's PMO, responsible for supporting portfolios, programs and projects teams.
The strategic areas have priority projects that are fundamental to the maintenance of the organizational business.
Organizations are interested in selecting, prioritizing, and balancing projects and programs aligned with their strategy.
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