Notice: The 2008 episodes were only recorded in Portuguese.

Perspectives for 2009

In this podcast, Ricardo explains that the year of 2009 will be a challenge for all projects managers because of the limited resources they will be facing. He also mentions that the organizations will be more cautious while selecting their projects because they won't be able to execute everything they wanted. This means that projects managers shall play a fundamental role in their companies. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese....

The Hundredth Podcast and Retrospective 2008

In this hundredth podcast, Ricardo makes a retrospective of the year and explains that 2008 was an excellent year for project management in Brazil. He says that Brazil gained greater importance in the world and that many Brazilians got certified or sought a postgraduate course in project management. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Directly from Dubai

In this podcast, Ricardo presents his perceptions about one of the cities with biggest rate of growth worldwide, where a infinitude of giant projects are now undertake in order to transform Dubai into the touristic and economic. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Social and Professional Responsibility

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the importance of creating the business in a correct manner, that is, how to generate prosperity with responsibility. He also says that project management is one of the best ways to bring prosperity to the world and that during a negotiation you have to foster a relationship where both suppliers and buyers can win. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian...

Product Management x Project Management

In this podcast, Ricardo try to differentiate the concept of project management and product management (management of the product generated by the project. Despite of the same origin, the approach strategies of this 2 management practices are significantly different. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Rolling Wave Planning

In this podcast, the Ricardo talks about Rolling Wave Planning. He explained that the planning is more detail in the near term and detail in high level in the far term. Ricardo notes that this procedure is indicated when the project has a long duration (more than 1 year), where the horizon and estimate of cost and time is poor. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Directly from Kingston - Jamaica - International Project Management Day 2008

In this podcast Ricardo talks directly from Kingston - Jamaica the main topics of the International Project Management Day, an event with the participation of the Minister of Energy, Mr. Clive Mullings. At the event, were discussed themes as globalization, sustainable growth and best practices. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

The Global Financial Crisis

In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about the global financial crisis. He explains that this crisis can be an opportunity for the Brazilians. Ricardo also talks that we need to be optimistic, because even with this crisis, companies need to continue their projects and the Brazilian is accustomed to working in an unstable environment. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version. ...

Stockholm Syndrome

In this prodcast, Ricardo talks about the Stockholm Syndrome when it comes to projects. Ricardo shows that sometimes the project manager fails to report relevant events in order to not harm the relationship with the customer. This protective relationship to the customer can be bad for the project. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

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