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Podcasts

You Must Get Your Most Talented Employees out of their Cocoons

In this episode, Ricardo discusses his recently published article on human behavior in the face of change and how safety nets need to be replaced by ropes to allow advancement. He discusses the paradox we live in today where change is the natural condition of organizational survival and, at the same time, one of the things we most fear as individuals. The original article is available at www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-must-g…ns-viana-vargas/

Podcasts

Understanding the Fear of the New (Neophobia)

In this episode, Ricardo talks about neophobia, or the fear of the new, a natural feeling that afflicts project managers, even those with great experience. He gives tips on how to deal with the problem: face the new with curiosity, as something to explore; know that this feeling is not exclusive, everyone feels it to a greater or lesser degree; know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and deal with them.

Videos

Construindo Times Altamente Eficazes

Trailer do livro homônimo, que mostra como transformar um grupo de pessoas em um time de alto desempenho. Em um time de alto desempenho há um grande nível de colaboração e inovação que ajuda a produzir resultados superiores de forma consistente.

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Books

Construindo Times Altamente Eficazes

Aprenda como transformar um grupo de pessoas em um time de alto desempenho. Em um time de alto desempenho há um grande nível de colaboração e inovação que ajuda a produzir resultados superiores de forma consistente.

Podcasts

Software Development Projects: Are There Too Many Tribal Chiefs to Few Indians?

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

Podcasts

When is the best time to do the Project Kick off Meeting?

In this podcast Ricardo talks about the time that the project kick off meeting should be performed. He explains that as the size of the project, the kick off meeting does not necessarily have to be just one but many. Ricardo shows that we can have a kick off meeting early in the project where the WBS is still wider, and we can have another kick off meeting once the plan is ready.