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“The experience of working with Ricardo and his team was excellent. We identify promising opportunities for improvement, and we also developed processes with remarkable consistency for project and portfolio management.”

Andre Araujo Hofmeister

Director, Planning & Business Development
Gerdau

“Ricardo is one of the professionals who helped me decide to pursue the project manager career. His ability to solve problems with simplicity is fantastic. He is a bright professional.”

Jose Eduardo Garcia Linkedin

Portfolio, Program and Project Manager

“Ricardo is one of the best professionals to work in project consulting in companies. He has a lot of experience in Portfolio and Project Management. He can coordinate work across multiple segments and multiple companies, helping to improve business and corporate profit.”

Bruno J. de Carvalho Linkedin

Project Management / Product Development Engineer - Flight Dynamics
Embraer

“Ricardo Vargas is an excellent professional and also a reference in the area of ​​Project Management with whom I had the pleasure of living during the development of joint works. During these moments, I was able to observe their potential, such as strategic thinking, results orientation, and especially their attention and ability in the relationship with the people involved.”

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“... Based on these skills, he can motivate teams to deliver high-quality results.”

Edwaldo Lippe Linkedin

Project Office Manager
AES Tietê

“Ricardo is a distinguished professional, has superior knowledge in project and portfolio management. It is undeniable the quality of the work he delivers. Flexible to adapt his way of work to the client’s style, he accepts the challenges offered and is persistent in the pursuit of results. Furthermore, he is available and present in all development work.”

Shalimar Rahde Linkedin

Strategic Planning and Project Office Manager
Gerdau

“Ricardo Vargas has a passion for doing what he does when it comes to teaching Project Management or simply managing projects according to high standards of PMI. His passion is contagious, and this has been a significant and valuable contribution to the challenging effort of raising standards in project management worldwide.”

Rodolfo De Aguiar Linkedin

Corporate Planning Director
Sonangol

“Ricardo is one of the best Project Management instructors working in Brazil today. He has done at least two annual training sessions at Siemens Brasil in the last five years, and his approval by the participants is always 100%. I am sure that he is responsible for our tremendous success in reaching the number of 170 PMPs certified in our group in Brazil. Finally, I can say that your training is worth what it costs.”

Leandro Patah Linkedin

PMO Manager
Siemens

“Ricardo was one of the main speakers in our worldwide seminar for Project Managers. He transmits passion and engagement for PM activities that encourage us as Project Managers to speed up our pace for development, bringing this way a significant contribution to our business. Also, his communication skills keep the attention of the people and give us a good feeling of “I want to hear more”.”

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“... I hope we have another opportunity in the future to work together again.”

Sergio Favaro Linkedin

Industrial Manager
Bosch

“The most outstanding qualities: Great results, Expert, Creative. Ricardo Vargas is a very dedicated professional, with profound knowledge in project management, who brought significant impacts to our project. In addition to being a great and reliable person, he honours his commitments. So it was a pleasure to meet you in my professional life.”

João Carlos Pelicer Linkedin

Engineering and Construction Director
AES Tietê

“I hired Ricardo in 2009 to help Technicolor in PMO implementation for NPI (New Product Introduction), R&D (Research and Development) and LSS (Lean 6 Sigma). Additionally, I hired Ricardo in several Project Management Trainings (PMDOME Workshop, Leadership in Projects, Risk Management, PMO Workshop to Project Management Teams). Ricardo is an expert, very detail-oriented, does an outstanding job and focused on results.”

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“... He also has done an excellent job for the PM community, contributing to spread the PM best practices around the world. Ricardo is a Top professional in Project Management, and I was impressed with his job and final product I got. I highly recommend him.”

Márcia Aguiar Linkedin

Manager, R&D Manaus & NPI AMERICAS
Technicolor

“I met Ricardo in a PMI training when I was working for Convergys. He is very charismatic, and he knows everything about project management. So it was an excellent training, but even better it was to get his sponsorship to my idea to write a book about value-added services, OSS and BSS, on Telecom industry. I´m very grateful for all his support, and I would like to thank him with this recommendation.”

Virgilio Fiorense Linkedin

Director of Sales and New Business Development - Ericsson
Concentrix (Convergys)

“Ricardo is currently the most potent Project Management Guru in the world. He's a find; he involves people with their perceptions and thoughts. Seeing Ricardo achieve new horizons in Project Management is a pride for everyone in Brazil.”

Hilario Martins Linkedin

Engineering Techinical Consultant
Gerdau

“Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity Ricardo is a great professional who is very good at dealing with people. An innate communicator, he achieves high standard results with his influential capacity and vast knowledge of various subjects. It’s truly inspiring to work by his side due to his peculiar way of doing business. He is always up to date and determined in his pursuit to obtain knowledge.”

Joaquim Luiz Vianna Linkedin

Corporate Strategic Direction Manager
MRS Logística

“What can I say? He is just the best in his area, a world-class professional. He is highly recommended. Service Category: Business Consultant. Year first hired: 2009. Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value.”

Alessandro de Cristo Linkedin

Senior Project Manager
HSBC

“I worked with Ricardo Vargas in the last HP workshop for project managers. In São Paulo, Brazil, in November 2006. As a company, we wanted a senior market professional who could support us in our main objective, which was to improve our project management skills and resources. HP chose Ricardo as the right professional for this mission.”

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“... During the workshop, Ricardo presented customized and updated content, with high-quality materials, totally aligned with what was required by us. He covered notable titles related to the management of large and complex projects, such as leadership and its interfaces with the project team and consumers; motivational management - dealing with aspects of power; change, conflict, stress and crisis management; project negotiation techniques - using support tools, such as MBTI and SDI; and also case study panels, in which project managers had the opportunity to share with their competencies. His presentation was superlative and extraordinary. He pays attention to details, answering all the questions raised by during the event, which, by the way, had very satisfactory participants results. I recommend Ricardo's services to companies that want a good return on their investments and a lasting partnership.”

Ronaldo Bassi Linkedin

Internal Project Manager | Latin America PMO
HP Enterprise Services (EDS)

“Our partnership with Ricardo Vargas was not about business. It was a common well-done challenge in which we had the opportunity to join our experience with his charismatic leadership. The tangible and immediate results were three months less in the schedule of Baguari HPP implementation and a new book collecting our knowledge on Hydro Power Plant developing. But the most critical work can be in the future.”

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“... Behind this gentleman, there is one of the most experts on project management in the world, and it’s comforting to know that we can count on him again.”

Flávio Dutra Doehler Linkedin

Superintendent of Generation and Transmission in Societies
Cemig

“Ricardo Viana is the most valuable Project Management professional I have ever met. Your books and classes are a treasure that you should know at least once in your life. Even if you are not comfortable with the subject “Project Management”, you will notice your ability to teach about life, work and professionalism. I suggest you read his books.”

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“... For sure, you will understand more about Project Management and, more than that, acquire a little more experience and expertise in this matter.”

Marcelo Moulin Linkedin

Senior Vice President, Sales of Treasury and Trade Solutions at Citibank Russia
Citibank

“I hired the consultancy more than once, the first in 2002 when I had a great experience with Ricardo. He designed specific training for my area using PMI methodology. The technical content was great and also his ability to adjust it to what my business needed. All the while, he was focused on the results that we could achieve with that training, using excellent cases and tools. To this day, I still use them, more than eight years later!”

Marcos Cavagnoli Linkedin

Dgital Bank & Customer Services Director
Citibank

“I recommend Ricardo Vargas because he is an excellent Project manager and also a friendly and considerate person to the other professionals that are not as famous as he is. This behaviour shows us the humility of a great leader that is always ready to help.”

Marcos Araujo Linkedin

Director - Tecnoagil

“Ricardo, besides being who he is for the universe of “Good Practices in Project Management”, is still an example of humility and detachment.”

Abrahão Dahis Linkedin

Judicial Expert - TRT

“I consider Ricardo Vargas as an excellent reference in Project Management in Brazil and worldwide. He inspired me to know and use the PMI proposed practical. Besides, he has an entrepreneurial vision and passion for everything he does. It’s always a pleasure to meet him and talk either personal or virtually.”

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“... Ricardo thinks big and is too connected to the subjects concerning management and the significant market changes, or on the economy and society. Indeed, he is an outlier professional.”

Marcelo Bastos Linkedin

Project Manager specialist and Strategic Manager
Banco do Brasil