PMI (Project Management Institute)

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The 2017 PMI Pulse of the Profession® Report

In this episode, Ricardo comments on the Pulse of Profession® 2017, an annual report published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). About 4,000 professionals worldwide were interviewed and one of the key indicators reported is that financial waste on unsuccessful projects has dropped by around 20%; Until last yet, it was about USD 122 million lost for every billion invested. This year, the value dropped to 97 million. Check out other...

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Directly from the PMO Symposium 2013 in San Diego - USA

In this podcast, directly from the PMO Symposium 2013 in San Diego, Ricardo makes a brief summary of his perceptions about the main themes of the event, and comments the keynotes by Robert Kaplan (one of the creators of the Balanced Score Card - BSC) who spoke about the strategic position of the PMO, and Daniel Pink, on influence. He also comments on the winning of PMO of the Year Award.

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Directly from PMI Global Congress 2013 North America in New Orleans

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the PMI Global Congress 2013 which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He makes a brief summary of his perceptions of the key topics of the event, such as, how the project manager can practice and improve his, or her, leadership and influence skills. Ricardo also talks about the importance of participating in the PMI Global Congress, especially for the great opportunities for learning and networking.

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Directly from the PMI EF Disaster Recovery Workshop in Alexandria - USA

In this podcast, Ricardo talks directly from Alexandria, USA, about the PMI Educational Foundation Disaster Recovery Workshop. The workshop brought together experts from around the world to discuss the application of project management in disaster and reconstructions events.

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Stakeholder Management - PMBOK 5th Edition - Part 1 of 2

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the chapter 13 of the PMBOK® 5th Edition, Stakeholder Management. Ricardo comments on the characteristics of the four processes that have been grouped together in this new knowledge area. In the next podcast, Ricardo continues to talk about how to execute and control the Stakeholder Management Plan.

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Directly from the PMI Global Congress 2012 - North America in Vancouver - Canada

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the PMI Global Congress which took place in Vancouver, Canada. He makes a brief summary of his perceptions of the key topics of the event, such as Portfolio Management, which is the new challenge of the coming years. He also points the discussions on the Role of Women in Project Management, Risk Management from the point of view of business. Finally, Ricardo talks about the importance of participating in...

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Tribute to Gregory Balestrero that Leaves PMI After 8 Years of Leadership

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas pays tribute to Greg Balestrero, President and CEO of PMI. He highlights Greg's dedication and commitment to PMI during his 8 years as the institution's main executive, leading the world's most important organization dedicated to project management. Ricardo also emphasizes the transition of the Institute's new executive leader, Mark Langley, who takes over as President and CEO in 2011.

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Tragedy in Haiti: It is Time to Think in PM for Post Disaster Recovery

In this podcast Ricardo talks about the disaster that happened in Haiti on January 12, 2010, making a reflection about the facts using the Project Management perspective and how coordinated activities promoted by PM practices can bring agility to the recovery. He also approaches the PMI Methodology for Post Disaster Reconstruction, provided by PMI Educational Foundation, available at http://www.pmi.org/pmief/humanitarian/PDRM.asp.

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Directly from the PMI Global Congress 2009 NA in Orlando USA

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the highlights of the PMI Global Congress North America that is happening in this October in Orlando - FL - USA. The congress had 2,500 attendees from 52 countries. Topics like sustainability and the 40 years of PMI were the highlights of the the congress and the PMI Awards, that was celebrated with NASA the 40 years of PMI and the 40 years of the first landing in the moon by Apollo 11.

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Directly from the PMI Global Congress EMEA 2009 in Amsterdam

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas presents the highlights of the PMI Global Congress EMEA 2009 in Amsterdam - Netherlands. Topics like the Chaos Theory, politics and finance in project, creativity and Agile are the most discussed topics in a congress with 600 attendees from 48 countries.

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The new PMBOK Guide - 4th Edition

In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about the new edition of the PMBOK guide. He also talks about the main changes in the guide and explains that the  PMBOK is aligned with the other PMI standards and using the same terminology. The publication's navigation is easy, fluent and direct. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

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Directly from the PMI Global Congress Asia Pacif 2009 in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia

In this podcast Ricardo Vargas presents the main area of focus presented at the PMI Global Congress that has taking place in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia. Topics as inovation, creativity, portfolio management and the value of project management are the most discussed subjects at the congress that join 400 people from 32 different countries. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version. ...

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Directly from Dubai

In this podcast, Ricardo presents his perceptions about one of the cities with biggest rate of growth worldwide, where a infinitude of giant projects are now undertake in order to transform Dubai into the touristic and economic. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.

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