Programs and Portfolios
Ricardo demystifies the Portfolio Management, comments on criteria for selecting projects and also presents what is Program Management.
This playlist has 12 episodes.
How to Manage Coupled Dependencies in Projects
(Oct 19, 2020)
This week, Ricardo talks about a type of relationship that is becoming increasingly popular: coupled dependencies. This kind of relationship increases the delivery speed. However, if not appropriately managed, this coupled dependency can increase the risks and the chances of rework. This is due to the set of assumptions teams needed to create these coupled dependencies.Add to playlist Download
What is Program Management?
(Apr 23, 2012)
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about program management. He explains that the main objective of the program management it to group projects to obtain a benefit that would not be possible if treated singly. Ricardo also talks that the projects contained in a program have the same interest tactical, operational, and the same synergy.Add to playlist Download
Demystifying the Portfolio Management – Part 3/3: A comparison and Decision
(Mar 08, 2012)
In this third and final podcast of the series, Ricardo talks about the comparison to the project selection and choice. He gives two examples of comparison one simpler - the weighted score matrix, and other more complex - AHP - Analytic Hierarchy Process. Ricardo explains how to prepare each of the two examples. See the article about AHP mentioned in this podcast at: http://www.ricardo-vargas.com/pt/articles/analytic-hierarchy-process/Add to playlist Download
Demystifying the Portfolio Management – Part 2/3: The Criteria
(Mar 05, 2012)
In this second podcast of the series, Ricardo talks about the selection criteria in portfolio management. He explains that in addition to financial criteria, there are others who may be considered and, even if it is intangible, there are ways to make them tangible. Ricardo gives several tips on how to transform these criteria into tangible and also talks about the balance of the criteria chosen.Add to playlist Download
- Demystifying the Portfolio Management – Part 1/3: The Strategy's Side (Feb 27, 2012)
- What is the Level of Detail in the Information Provided to Project Applying for the Portfolio? (Jul 12, 2011)
Working With Multiple Projects
(Aug 09, 2010)
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the fractionation of a project into smaller slices. He explains that if the project is large you can divide it into phases when there is no dependency between them. He shows the advantages and disadvantages of managing multiple projects and cases in which this technique can be used.Add to playlist Download
Project Selection Criteria - Part 2 of 2
(Mar 01, 2010)
In the second installment of a two-part series, Ricardo talks about other criteria that should be considered while selecting projects. He explains that the weight of each criterion depends on the company's scenario, and that the selection of projects for the portfolio must be made using multiple criteria.Add to playlist Download
- Project Selection Criteria - Part 1 of 2 (Feb 22, 2010)
- Program Management (Apr 06, 2009)
Balanced Scorecard and Porfolio Management
(Aug 27, 2007)
In this podcast Ricardo Vargas presents the relationship between Balanced Scorecard and Portfolio Management, discussing about the sinergy between the 2 solutions, where the concepts of strategic office and project office are associated to improve the effectiveness of the projects inside the organization. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.Add to playlist Download
Portfolio Management - New Trends!
(Mar 05, 2007)
In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about portfolio management, its main characteristics and importance for the organizations when aligned to project management. He deals with the main differences between project management office and portfolio management. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.Add to playlist Download