Are Product Management and Project Management the Same Thing?

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the similarities and differences between managing projects/programs/portfolios and managing products. He explains that the product is the result of a project or program most of the time. However, it can also result from chance or simply an unexpected opportunity. The life cycle of a product can involve numerous projects:

3 Simple Ways to Improve your Experience with Projects

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the many ways to gain experience in project management that go beyond formal education, courses and certifications. He also mentions that you don't start a career in projects managing gigantic or highly complex projects. The main part of the podcast is in the three tips you can follow to increase your experience and make project management part of your DNA.

Why Early Warnings are Critical and How to Implement Them

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the relevance of early warning systems. He comments that one of our biggest aims in risk management is to anticipate the knowledge and awareness of unexpected events. Ricardo gives some examples and explains that one of the mechanisms that help us identify threats is project indicators, showing clear signs of a problem without having the pain.

How to Present Your Project Experience in Your CV or Interview?

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about how you show your experience in projects and in product development for a job interview or when you are preparing your CV or applying for a postgraduate course, for example. He gives three tips on which aspects to consider: The first: What type of project have you worked on, engineering, technology, digital transformation, etc. The second: What was the magnitude of the challenge?

The Counterintuitive Nature of Exponential Growth

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the exponential growth of problems in the project. He explains with several examples what exponential growth is, such as the behaviour of social networks when a post is shared with ten people and that each one will share with another ten people. So on, the number of views has a massive growth. We often rely on intuition to make a future prediction, imagining linearity.

4 Books and 3 Online Courses to Start your Year with the Right Foot

In the first episode of 2022, Ricardo decided to share four books and three online courses/platforms you should look at right now to start your year with the right foot. The books have two things in common: none are about Project Management, and he wrote none of them :). They cover aspects of uncertainty, culture, mindset, and career. Listen to the #5minpodcast to know more.

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