In this podcast, Ricardo makes a retrospective of 2012. A year with mixed feelings. Unlike other years, where skill and expertise were highlighted, Ricardo comments on the noticeable lack of great leaders. In the next podcast, he will speak about the perspectives for 2013.
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In this podcast, Ricardo concludes the series on megaprojects, talking about communication, teams and some success factors. He comments especially the importance of forming the core team of the project as soon as possible and to be careful on planning the outsourcing of some roles.
In this podcast, Ricardo continues the series of three podcasts about the world of megaprojects. In this episode, he talks more about the concept of FEL (Front End Loading) and its great importance. In the next and final episode, Ricardo talk about teams, communications and how to engage the community in megaprojects.
In this podcast, Ricardo starts a series of podcasts about the world of mega projects. What makes a project a megaproject? Ricardo talks about the characteristics, risks, and impacts of the failure or success of a megaproject. He also begins to introduce the concept of FEL (Front-end Loading), which will be discussed in the next podcasts.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the opportunities for project management that will happen in 2011. He explains that in Brazil will be many opportunities in the areas of infrastructure, engineering, energy, oil and mining. Ricardo also reinforces that there is a shortage of skilled project managers in Brazil and that the highly qualified foreign competitors are coming in search of opportunities here.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the production of mega-events from the viewpoint of project management and uses Paul McCartney's concert that he attended last Sunday. He shows the complexity of performing a concert with 65,000 people watching and the activities needed to realize the show. Ricardo made the first version (draft) of a WBS for mega-events that is available at the downloads page.
In this podcast, Ricardo discusses the definition of the word "project". He says that the word "project" has two meanings. The first is related to the endeavor needed to produce a unique product or service, as presented in the PMBOK® Guide.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the management of virtual teams in projects. He explains that this is a big trend in the business world and shows the benefits of leading a virtual team, as well as the major challenges that must be dealt with like cultural, communications and geographic issues.
In this second podcast of the MIT series, Ricardo talks about the development and management of successful strategies of product development. He talks of innovation and the difference between the ability of companies to create value and capture value.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the course on Management of Development Complex Product that he is doing in Cambridge at MIT. He explains that complex products can be aviation products, electronics, hardware and others. Ricardo also talks about the types of complexity involving the product and a mathematical model to help plan these products that is the Design Structure Matrix - DSM.
Entrevista de Ricardo Vargas sobre o brasileiro no exterior no programa mesa de negócios.
In this hundredth podcast, Ricardo makes a retrospective of the year and explains that 2008 was an excellent year for project management in Brazil. He says that Brazil gained greater importance in the world and that many Brazilians got certified or sought a postgraduate course in project management. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.
In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about the global financial crisis. He explains that this crisis can be an opportunity for the Brazilians. Ricardo also talks that we need to be optimistic, because even with this crisis, companies need to continue their projects and the Brazilian is accustomed to working in an unstable environment. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.
Ricardo Vargas presents this podcast directly from Luanda, Angola, during his works with the oil company Sonangol to make the criteria definition for project prioritization. He talks about globalization and the importance of effort prioritization. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.
Ricardo Vargas talks In this podcast about project management growth worldwide. He shows his perceptions based on his participation at the PMI Global Congress Asia Pacific, that happened in Hong Kong last January. Ricardo expects a huge growth for the profession and sees Brazil going in the same direction. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.