Ricardo Vargas, in partnership with Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun his new publication: Project Management Next Generation: The Pillars for Organizational Excellence.In the book, a team of world-renowned project management leaders delivers an expert discussion on project management implementation in organizations of all kinds.
The book explores 10 pillars of project management that will be critical for companies in the coming decade. It offers contributions from industry changemakers and thought leaders that provide the perfect balance between practical experience across a variety of programs, projects, and transformation initiatives.
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.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about two approaches in the management of very small projects. The first approach deals with the management of projects in a cluster. The second seeks to simplify the processes of project management, reducing management complexity.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks, from the project management perspective, about the impressive salvage operation of the Italian liner Costa Concordia which crashed into rocks and sank on January 13, 2012.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about his visit to the Silicon Valley and explains the importance of using project management as a success factor in the companies he visited. He also talks about the need for a good basis for study, innovation and competence of people that are working in these companies.
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 Soccerex - the largest convention and business of football in the world, which was held in Rio de Janeiro between 20-24 November. He was invited to attend the event and had the opportunity to talk about some key issues for planning the 2014 soccer cup.
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 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.
In this podcast Ricardo talks directly from Albert Einstein Hospital, his first project management work in health care. He reflects the dimension that project management is taking place in non-typical areas for projects.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about project management in financial institutions, where the product is money itself. He also talks about the importance of technology to facilitate the client's work and provide accurate and quick financial transactions.
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.