In this podcast, Ricardo talked directly from Marseille, France, during the PMI Global Congress that brought together participants from 37 countries.
In this podcast, Ricardo explains that the project manager should seek to simplify the way he/she leads the projects. In the quest for perfection, many people often create methodologies which are too complex to be used and end up not being used at all. He mentions a methodology he once created, pinpointing ways that enable the simplification of the procedures necessary to manage projects.
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.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the choice of producing a work or service internally or purchase thru a supplier. He shows five items that are important when making the decision and also explains that there are other important criteria for choosing to make or buy than the costs involved.
In this second podcast in the series, Ricardo talks about five more causes for the failure of a project. He commented about the importance of communication, project planning, change management, leadership and resources for the project.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the 10 main causes of project failure. Just knowing what can go wrong in our project, helps us to avoid it. Five causes are discussed this week and the other five, next week. Ricardo also comments briefly on the PMI Pulse 2012, recently published by PMI.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks in detail about the components of the WBS. He gives several examples and tips, and explains that the WBS is a fundamental tool for the project and will ensure that the project will deliver the service or product that is being done in the least amount of work possible.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the indices of earned value in the project. He explains that the great secret of earned value is to evaluate current performance to project the future. Ricardo also explains how to analyze the rate of time or cost when it is less than, equal to or greater than one.
In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas discusses the main differences between replanning and rescheduling a project. Although both have as their objective to apply the decisions of the change control process, the approach and scope of changes in each case are significantly different.
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/
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Published in 2012