Project Management

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Forensic Planning: Using Project Management to Address Claims, Disputes and Litigations

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about Forensic Planning, explaining that this is an area of ​​Project Management widely used for claims, litigation, and lawsuits. Often in capital projects or large projects, delays and other types of disruption happen when parties disagree on which side is responsible. This type of work attempts to assess and support the parties in the solution and identify the root cause of the problem.

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What are The Top 3 Values Project Management Brings to an Organization: The Elevator Pitch

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the three central values ​​that project management brings to the organization that you could talk about in a brief speech in an Elevator Pitch. The first: Project management is one of the most powerful tools to organize your workflow and prevent chaos from setting in. Regardless of the approach used, project management will define the criteria that will manage the flow of work within the organization.

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There is No “One Size Fits All” Solution: The Importance of Tailoring

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about customizing methods and approaches in project management. He explains that we insist on finding a solution that solves all the problems in the project, but in reality, there is no "One size fits all." No methodology or approach is universally perfect for all scenarios, and the nature of the project and the very definition presuppose something unique.

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James Webb Telescope Launch: A Live Masterclass of Complexity and Risk Attitude

This week's episode is super special, with Ricardo talking about the launch of the James Webb Telescope, scheduled for December 24th. He explains that the project to build this telescope is extremely complex (we haven't found an even bigger term to describe how complex the project is). And for a project of this size, the level of competence of the professionals involved doesn't matter.

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To Be or Not to Be Agile: That is the Question

In this week's episode, Ricardo explains the difference between agility and agile methods. He says that if the project uses an agile method, it may not necessarily have agility. And on the other hand, a project that uses the predictive model may have agility. Ricardo comments that, regardless of the method used, it is first necessary to have a critical sense of urgency, agility and adaptability in the organization.

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Why We Must Pay Attention to the Great Resignation In Our Projects

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about "The Great Resignation", a term created by Anthony Klotz, a professor at the University of Texas, A&M University. He explains that in the first few months of this year, 4.3 million people resigned in the United States. This phenomenon is not unique to the US. It is happening worldwide. Ricardo comments on the influence of the pandemic on this behavior and on four factors that lead people to resign.

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The Magic of Affinity Diagrams

Ricardo talks about affinity diagrams in this week's episode and how this technique can help you and your team organize ideas. He explains that when structuring a process, the scope of a project, risks, and other ideas, we usually create groups and distribute information within these groups. We will think differently using the affinity diagrams; first, we will have the pictures and then group; it is like an EAP in reverse.

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Any Assessment is Irrelevant without a Reference

In this week's episode, Ricardo talks about the importance of having clear criteria as a reference when we evaluate a project. He explains that people's perception is different, and if we create a personal reference, it will have a different interpretation. Ricardo shows many examples of not explicit references, and besides that, the evaluation for these criteria will generate ambiguity. He also shows examples of detailed references.

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Ricardo Vargas Explains the PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition Published by PMI

Understand one of the most relevant standards adopted in project management globally: The PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition, published by PMI (Project Management Institute). In the video, I use a canvas that you can download for free at https://rvarg.as/pmbok7canvas in English and several other languages. An important note is that this video expresses my vision and opinion.

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PMBOK®️ Guide 7th Edition - Performance Domains - Part 3/3

In this third episode of the PMBOK®️ 7th Edition series, Ricardo talks about the Performance Domains, which are the areas PMI believes you should focus on to demonstrate the behavior that the principles advocate. Ricardo comments that the 7th edition comes as an umbrella over the 6th edition, looking for attending all types and forms of project delivery.