This week Ricardo introduces one of the most requested themes for podcasts, talking about agile project management and Scrum. First of a series of 2 podcasts about the subject. He had an initial contact with Agile and Scrum and tries in this podcast to talk a little more about how Agile and Scrum work. It is important to emphasize that Ricardo is not an specialist in this subject. The objective of this podcast is to introduce to non specialists...
In this podcast Ricardo Vargas differentiate the concept of assumption from the concept of constraint in a project, associating the risks intrinsic to the proper choice of a set of assumptions for the project.
This week Ricardo continues the talk about agile project management and Scrum. In this podcast, Ricardo shows his perceptions about the use of agile and how this can be used in conjunction with PMBOK Guide and other aprroaches to a successful Project Mangement practice. Second podcast about the subject.
In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the concept of quality vs. the costs included to deliver the quality. He shows that the costs related to the creation of attributes that aren't perceived by the client are a direct waste of capital. On the other side, the costs related to the production of real value that is perceived by the client are considered an investment in the project quality.
In this podcast Ricardo presents the PMBOK Guide (c) 4th Edition process flow. In the flow, the 42 processes of PMBOK are organized based on the natural project flow and not by the knowledge area. The final artwork of the flow is available for free download at www.ricardo-vargas.com (download area).
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the main problems faced by the project manager. He mentionss that many of these problems are related to human resources. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.
In this podcast Ricardo discuss the relevance of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to the Project Cost Management, specifically during the budget estimating. The podcast also discuss the influence of the WBS quality to the budget quality and the difference between cost and price in a project.
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.
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.
In this podcast Ricardo discuss the importance of TCPI (To Complete Performance Index) to evaluate the possibility of cost recovery in the project. The TCPI is the complement of CPI (Cost Performance Index) and allows the evaluation of the future financial conversion rate for the project in order to accomplish the final project budget. It is one of the most important indexes to evaluate the possibility of project financial recovery using Earned...
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Published in 2009