Project Management Applications

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Articles

Blockchain Is Changing How Companies Can Engage with Customers

Disruptive technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence are powerful catalysts for change — they can change not just how a company works, but what it’s possible for it to do. Consider the case of Interac Corp., Canada’s largest digital payments company, which partnered with an energy company to change consumer habits through a blockchain-powered incentive program that saved the energy company money and created more efficiency throughout the system. This case offers a few lessons for leaders: 1) tech like blockchain can transform sectors, 2) collaboration is an efficient way to experiment, 3) enterprise-wide engagement builds momentum for innovation, and 4) social purpose is a powerful driver of change.

Podcasts

Perspectives for 2011

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.

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Paul McCartney Concert in Sao Paulo and Project Management for Mega Events.

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the production of mega events in viewpoint of project management, and uses as an example Paul McCartney's concert that he attended last Sunday. He shows the complexity to perform a concert where there will be 65,000 people watching and the activities needed to realize the show. Ricardo made the first version (draft) of an WBS for mega events that is in the download area, check out the link:

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Project Management in Services

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about projects in services. He explains that many people associate projects … to major constructions and tangible products, but a training program or an improvement in the organization are also projects. He remembers that the project is to be temporary and unique and the service sector benefits greatly by using the best practices in Project Management.

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Directly from Paris: The Secret of Project Management for Luxury Goods

Directly from Paris, France, Ricardo talks in this podcast about the most important characteristics of project management for the development of luxury goods, where criteria like speed and cost reduction are revisited and re-contextualized to reach a market that is driven by other assumptions. He focus on the image construction and exclusivity as essential peculiarity of the functional scope (requirement) of this kind of product.

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