Whether you are managing a project to bring people back into full participation in the economy following a pandemic, or you are merely overseeing the deployment of a new information technology solution, you will need leaders who can demonstrate the necessary compassion and empathy to cultivate confidence.
In their new book, Ricardo Vargas and Vince Molinaro discuss how to regain control over our projects through a new leadership contract.
Whether you are managing a project to bring people back into full participation in the economy following a pandemic, or you are merely overseeing the deployment of a new information technology solution, you will need leaders who can demonstrate the necessary compassion and empathy to cultivate confidence. In their new book, Ricardo Vargas and Vince Molinaro discuss how to regain control over our projects through a new leadership contract.
In this episode, Ricardo discusses the concept of organizational and personal resilience. The issue becomes even more critical when we are faced with the uncertainty of an unprecedented crisis that we are having with the coronavirus. In this sense, the rapid recovery capacity becomes a critical factor for companies, governments and professionals. The infographic referred on this episode is available for download here.
With the surge of COVID-19, Ricardo Vargas developed a quick COVID-19 Assessment and Action Plan for you to evaluate the actual impact of coronavirus in your project, initiative or product development work. The COVID-19 Assessment and Action Plan comprises 20 statements about aspects of your project or initiative that may be directly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19. These are divided into 3 groups:
In this episode, Ricardo explains the assessment he developed to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak in your project. He shares a 20 statements assessment that helps the evaluation of the potential exposure of your project to the implications of the COVID-19. He also shares actions we should put in place to protect the team and the reduce the damage in the project work.
In this episode, Ricardo discusses four aspects that make the work of deciding and acting to cancel the project a real nightmare. It shows how fear, ego and inertia play an extremely negative role in decision making.
In this episode, Ricardo gives 5 tips on how we can get a troublesome project back on track: • Seek support from the sponsor; … • Evaluate the scope; … • Deliver a minimum viable product (MVP); … • Rebuild the credibility and motivation of the team; … • Re-negotiate deadlines and costs with the sponsor and the client.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about what characterizes an early closure of a project. He clarifies that it is not the same as abandoning the project. He mentions possible causes and explains that there's an entire closing process to follow after making the decision.
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 directly from Alexandria, USA, about the PMI Educational Foundation Disaster Recovery Workshop. The workshop brought together experts from around the world to discuss the application of project management in disaster and reconstructions events.
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the rescue of 33 mining workers in Chile from the view of project management. He comments that the expectation in realizing the rescue was very bad and the planning of the actions and setting priorities was essential for a successful rescue. In the next week, Ricardo will publish the second part of the podcast about the Global Congress
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about what happens when the project manager is changed midway through the project, he explains that is important to keep the core team to ensure understanding of the project and gives some tips for the new project manager.