In this episode, Ricardo digs into the uncanny world of zombie projects - the projects that refuse to die despite their draining effects on organizational resources. He explores the mystery behind their existence, highlighting factors such as the fear of failure and the misgivings around abandoning sunk costs.
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Presenting the fourth edition of the FREE compendium of Ricardo Vargas’s work, which brings twenty-six articles from 1999 to 2021 that will help you understand better transformation, project economy, blockchain and other topics.
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. In this sense, the rapid recovery capacity becomes a critical factor for companies, governments, and professionals. The issue becomes even more critical when faced with the uncertainty of an unprecedented crisis that we are having with the coronavirus. The infographic referred to this episode is available for download here.
Infographic with the 4 possible scenarios after getting hit by a crisis.
An exposure assessment to help you understand the actual impact of coronavirus in your project, initiative or product development.
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.
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 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 power of truth. He stresses that the project manager should speak the truth even if the project status is critical.