In this podcast, Ricardo begins to explain what Line of Balance are and how can they be used. He gives an example of how to plan repetitive tasks in order to achieve optimal resources allocation and also know how the project's speed and progress evolve. Next week, he will bring an example related to elections.
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We are celebrating 13 years of 5 Minutes Podcast and the 500 episodes.
The podcast started in 2007 and in 13 years, Ricardo recorded 500 episodes and reached out to more than 10 million views of all episodes.
Watch the animation with some fun facts about the podcast.
Celebrating 500 Podcast Episodes
Interview with Ricardo Vargas celebrating 500 episodes of the 5 Minutes Podcast.
In this interview, Ricardo shares the story of the creation of the podcast, the most relevant episodes, and how they are created and recorded.
A curiosity: Did you know that he never heard an episode? Watch the interview to find out why.
In this second part of the podcast about Lines of Balance, Ricardo talks more about how this concept can be used in the project's planning and control phases. This time, Ricardo gives an example about the application of lines of balance in an election vote counting process. Do not forget to listen to the first part of this podcast.
How to measure how far you are to finish a task where creativity is relevant and inspiration can accelerate or decelerate the progress? In this podcast, Ricardo talks about how we can best measure the real physical progress of the project and explains the application of the concept of anchoring and the WBS decomposition.
In this first podcast of two, Ricardo talks about the types of relationships between the activities in the schedule. It's a simple concept but a lot of people do not fully understand when putting it into practice. This week, Ricardo explains when to use the Finish-to-Start and Start-to-Start links. Next week, he will talk about the remaining two types, the End-to-End, and Start-to-Finish.
In this podcast, Ricardo continues to talk about the types of relationships between the activities in the schedule. Today he tackles the Finish-to-Finish and the Start-to-Finish types. At the end, he leaves a great tip.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about two approaches in the management of very small projects. The first approach deals with the management of projects in a cluster. The second seeks to simplify the processes of project management, reducing management complexity.
In this podcast, Ricardo addresses one of the biggest challenges in the project environment, how can we educate the sponsor to make a decision based on facts, not just feeling. He also gives tips on how we can escape the dangers in this process.
In this podcast, Ricardo explains that, unlike what many people think, the assumptions and restrictions (or constraints) often need to be registered not only in one but in several documents throughout the progression of the project planning.
In this podcast, Ricardo begins a special series of five episodes on career in project management. In this series, he will address the perspectives of those who are at the beginning, going through a transition or are looking to expand their horizons. See also the related presentation.
In this second episode of the podcasts series on career, Ricardo continues talking about the 10 dimensions of career in project management, now addressing the focus and planning dimensions. He explains how to focus and how to plan realistically your career.
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