Communication

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Your Project Inside the Hurricane of the Attention Economy

In this week's podcast, Ricardo addresses the topic “Economy of Attention”. He says that a product is made to meet a market need, and the greater the demand, the higher the price of the product. However, as large amounts of data and actions we must manage make attention an invaluable presentation. There are many things vying for our focus at any given time, including work, employees, social media, and electronics.

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We Shouldn’t Only Think About Leadership: We Also Need to Think About Followership

In this week's podcast, Ricardo talks about leadership and followership and the paranoia of today's society to exclusively focus on leadership. This episode reflects on questions like: Is being a leader the only essential profile for a company? How is the followership in this equation? Don't we all have to develop skills to lead and to be led too? Can a job be done only with leaders?

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Understanding the Differences Between Conformity and Compliance

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the difference between compliance and conformity. Compliance and conformity are rules that an organization must always follow. However, the purpose of each is quite different. Often the company decides to follow a specific rule not because it has to but because it is good for the business, such as obtaining ISO certification.

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How Availability Bias Changes Our Perceptions of Risks

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about availability bias. He explains that when a risky event is repeatedly exposed on the news or by a group of people next to us, our perception is altered by that exposure, which often makes us lose rationality about the real probability or impact. One of the examples is the panic seized by the delay of flights all over the world.

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Empathy and Support During Incredibly Challenging Times: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Faced with this week's events with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Ricardo had decided not to record any new episode this week. However, today he decided to record a different episode, talking about empathy and support in uncertain times like the current ones. In this week's episode, he talks about the importance of understanding that reality has changed and that there is no perspective on how the subsequent events will unfold.

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How to Write a Great Problem Statement

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the Problem Statement. He explains that we often receive a problem with a solution from our customers. The given solution is not always the correct one; before thinking about how to implement the solution, we need to be clearer about what problem our project is trying to solve.

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3 Tips to Find Our Way Out of the Labyrinth of Imperfect Information

In this week's episode, Ricardo reflects on how our experiences, the media, and the different voices of society affect our perception of risks. We often increase, decrease or disregard the relevance of different threats and opportunities due to imperfect and biased information we receive every day. Ricardo also shares three simple tips you should always keep in mind to analyze future risk scenarios in the best possible way.

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The Ebb and Flow of Ideation and Its Role on Brainstorming

In this week's episode, Ricardo shares a concept he saw in a Design Thinking course he did recently: The Ebb and Flow of Ideation. Dev Patnaik introduces this straightforward and effective concept in the Product Development Best Practices Report. It is centered on the concept that better ideas are interspersed with absurd ones during ideation, and a wild idea is the fuel to generate new brilliant ones.

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You Should Learn How to Manage by Exception

In this week's episode, Ricardo discusses one of the critical principles of the PRINCE2 method: the management by exception. Managing by exception is a key pillar to save time and the overload of communications by setting boundaries of action and escalating issues. This principle is useful in every type of project and every method.

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5 Tips to Minimize the Challenges of Virtual Meetings

In this week's episode, Ricardo gives tips for optimizing virtual meetings. As everyone knows, this type of arrangement has become a "nightmare" for many. Endless hours in front of a small screen have become a torment for productivity and performance. There are 5 simple tips that are much more related to discipline and behavior than to any type of technology.

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What Makes a “Great” Project Manager

In this episode, Ricardo talks about the skills of great project managers: having a track record, a history of challenges, failures, and successes throughout his/her career and having a great ability to communicate. He ends up answering the controversial question that always arises: is it a mandatory condition for the project success that the manager holds the technical knowledge, the expertise, about the product to be developed?