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Basics of Design Structured Matrix DSM with Ricardo Vargas

Basics of Design Structured Matrix DSM with Ricardo Vargas … Learn how to work on complex task relationships including loops and clusters by using DSM, design structure matrix. DSM is a simple, compact and visual representation of a system or project in the form of a square where relationships are presented by dots on the cells. It is an extremely helpful technique if you work with complex product development.


5 Tips to Minimize the Challenges of Virtual Meetings

In this week's episode, Ricardo gives tips for optimizing virtual meetings. As everyone knows, this type of arrangement has become a "nightmare" for many. Endless hours in front of a small screen have become a torment for productivity and performance. There are 5 simple tips that are much more related to discipline and behavior than to any type of technology.


Modeling and Optimizing Schedules with Line of Balance and Start-Finish Relationships

In this episode, Ricardo explains the benefits of using the Line of Balance with Start-to-Finish relationships, especially on projects with repetitive tasks. This podcast is based on the latest article published on his site. Read the article at


Lines of Balance - Part 2 of 2

In this second part of the podcast about Lines of Balance, Ricardo talks more about how this concept can be used in the project's planning and control phases. This time, Ricardo gives an example about the application of lines of balance in an election vote counting process. Do not forget to listen to the first part of this podcast.


Security Information in Projects

In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about confidential projects that demand a security information and the projects where the dissemination of information makes a çompetitive differential for the Project Manager. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.