Intangibility of Results and the Value of Project Management

In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about the difficulty that we have to prove the value of project management. He explains that often times the benefits acquired by the use of project management are not tangible and that not everything can be mathematically measured, so the companies should create productivity drivers to measure the success of the projects. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the...

The Social Impact of Projects

In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about the  impact of projects in society and their associated risks. He explains that in addition to the technological and financial aspects, companies must identify the main stakeholders and verify the positive and negative impacts that the project will bring to the involved society. Ricardo warns that the company has the responsibility of addressing the impacts that the project might generate and also be...

Crisis in Projects

In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about crises in projects. He explains that when the executive team see many projects being cancelled in other companies due to a crisis, they panic and  cancel their projects too, using criteria that may harm the company in the future. Ricardo  also mentions that a crisis in the project is a challenge that the  project manager needs to find the best way to minimize its bad effects. This podcast was...

The new PMBOK Guide - 4th Edition

In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about the new edition of the PMBOK guide. He also talks about the main changes in the guide and explains that the  PMBOK is aligned with the other PMI standards and using the same terminology. The publication's navigation is easy, fluent and direct. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Lessons Learned

In this podcast Ricardo explains what are lessons learned and the benefits that we can reap by documenting all relevant project information. He also shows how to document the lessons learned and the resources that can be used in the documentation. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Security Information in Projects

In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about confidential projects that demand a security information and the projects where the dissemination of information makes a çompetitive differential for the Project Manager. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Directly from the PMI Global Congress Asia Pacif 2009 in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas presents the main area of focus presented at the PMI Global Congress that has taking place in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia. Topics as inovation, creativity, portfolio management and the value of project management are the most discussed subjects at the congress that join 400 people from 32 different countries. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version. ...

Baseline

In this podcast Ricardo talks about the project baselines and explains why every project must have a baseline to be used as a control reference. He also shows how the baselines should be created. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

Kick-off Meeting

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the importance of the kick-off meeting of the project, who should be invited, what the content should be and also the recommended duration for this meeting. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

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