Notice: The 2008 episodes were only recorded in Portuguese.

Directly from PMI Global Congress Latin America 2008 in São Paulo

this podcast Ricardo presents the main topics discussed during the PMI Global Congress that is taking place this week in Sao Paulo. Topics as sustainability, earned value analysis, critical chain, project sponsorship and value proposition are the highlights now. This congress has been considered by PMI the largest PMI Congress outside PMI North America. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian...

Payment

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about wages in project management, adding that this is a controversial issue. He also explains the best ways to identify a junior and a senior manager, along with their average wages in Brazil. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Stakeholders

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about stakeholder management and who the project stakeholders are and the type of influence they exert on the project. He also talks about the importance of mapping the stakeholders and managing their expectations. He also explains what should be made to identify the most influential stakeholders in the project. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian...

MBA and PMP

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the differences between the PMP certification and a Post-graduate degree in Project Management. He explains that a PMP certification can never replace an MBA and vice versa because they are different credentials that complement each other. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Organizational structure

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the models of organizational structures and their influence in the project. He explains that each model has its strengths and weaknesses and that in some companies, there are more than one organizational structure. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

WBS

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and explains that it is a visual graphic representation of the project. He also mentions how it should be split up to reaching a work package. He explains the best way to decompose it so that it doesnt get too much or too little detailed. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

CAPM

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the CAPM certification, the requirements for getting it, its importance and differential it brings to a professional curriculum. He also mentions that companies already recognize this certification and that many of them are demanding it as the basic knowledge of best practices for managing projects. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese...

Decision Making

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the complexity of decision making and the importance of the right time to do it. Often times the project manager doesnt have enough time to find the solution to a problem and need a quick response not to cripple the project. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Project Management of Highly Unpredictable Projects

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about projects that have a quality of being too unpredictable. Many times these projects behave like a box of surprises - knowledge is acquired as the project evolves. He shows better ways of managing this type of project so as to obtain a better predictability of its current trends. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Project Management of Information Technology

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about project management in Information Technology. He talks about the speed of the changes that are natural to IT, the several available technologies for project management and also the importance of the human side in a project. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.