In this podcast, Ricardo makes his retrospective of 2014. Two of the points highlighted by Ricardo, among others, are the growing popularity of project management and the availability of various types of software to help the project manager, from the amateur to the professional.
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In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the release of his new book, "Microsoft Project 2013: Standard, Professional e Pro para Office 365", co-written with Allan Rocha, Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP). The book addresses the new features presented in this new version of the software and maintains the characteristics of the series of books about Project initiated by Ricardo in the book "Gerenciamento de Projetos com o Microsoft Project 98".
In this podcast, Ricardo is incisive on commenting the relevance and importance of the correct use of project management software. He makes it clear that the fundamentals of project management can not be forgotten because they are much more important than the mastery of any existing software.
In this podcast, Ricardo comments an article that criticizes the current model of project management in software development companies. The article says that several companies are allocating more project managers than developers in their teams, generating lack of effectiveness among other problems. Link for the cited article (Brazilian Portuguese): http://rvarg.as/5l
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the support tools for project management and the best time to instal them. He explains that there are several softwares on the market that are excellent, but installing a project management tool without a defined methodological process can be a big mistake because the tool must be adapted to the work process.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the resource leveling and when it should be done. He explains that this is a complex task that requires a cost-benefit analysis and decision making, and do this task only through software is not the best decision.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the project critical path and explains that the use of softwares to calculate the critical path, causes the manager forget the basics and concepts of project management. Ricardo also explains that the critical path consists of the activities that directly determine the duration of the project and this activities are not necessarily more expensive or riskier in the project.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the softwares that support project managers and what it takes to be a good tool. He also talks about the importance of having committed companies behind the good tools, so as to assure the continuity of these softwares. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.