All testimonials

“I forward this message just to thank the unique figure of professional, serious and competent, that you are. I confess that your remarkable charisma and skill, when it comes to managing projects in the most diverse areas, overwhelmingly motivated me!”

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“... If today I chose to follow the tortuous yet invigorating path of entrepreneurship, seeking, with each passing day, to improve myself more in the feasible and efficient concepts of the projected world, I owe a lot to your teachings and your way of seeing reality differently. Pragmatic and simple, obtaining, in this way, to extract, from any scenario that imposes itself, the best results. Similarly to Ayn ​​Rand in her “Atlas Uprising” (Atlas Struggled), whenever we see a project successfully completed, we must keep in mind that the final product generated by that project represents the human soul of the people who undertook it. Not wanting to sound corny, but congratulations once again for the great professional example you represent!”

Marina Pontes Linkedin

Planning and Control Engineer - Stefani Nogueira Incorporação

“I follow the work done by Ricardo Viana Vargas, and he is an icon of Project Management. His publications are excellent for studies, consultations and mainly to be applied in the everyday life of those who work in the field. Another example of excellence in his work is right here on this website, the exclusive Reader’s Area.”

Rangel Reis Rozales Linkedin

Project Planner

“Ricardo is not only one of the most popular and respected professors at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, where we both teach project management, but also is a gifted subject matter writer. I recommend his books to my students in several different disciplines that I teach. I hope that he keeps writing since he is a reference for us in Brazil.”

Farhad Abdollahyan Linkedin

Head of Staff/Head of PMO Compact - UNOPS

“I knew Ricardo in 2001. A few years later, I received his invitation to join his company. Since then, he became my benchmark for professionalism and dedication. More than that, he is my definition of “visionary”; he is always ahead of his time and trends! Ricardo is also an example of generosity. Everything that I know about project management, mostly, I have learned from him some way through work experience, classes, books and advice.”

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“... He uses to help and support his team and counsel them on their careers.”

Ana Flávia P. Braasch Linkedin

BM Data & AI Cloud Platform Services Client Delivery Manager - IBM

“Ricardo Vargas represents the essence of soft skills in project management without ever losing focus on the technical aspects of good management. Author, professor, guru, technician and outstanding businessman are a few of the many incredible faces of this professional. I am proud to say that he has become a great friend and that every seminar, course, forum or reunion we have the opportunity to meet is a great learning experience to me!”

Peter Mello Linkedin

CEO (Startup, Co-Founder) of Dyress Corp - Project Management Specialist

“I know Ricardo from various lectures, seminars, interviews, articles and personally, just give my compliments when I had the chance. Despite several recommendations that he has, I would add one more, he is a person who cares about continuous improvement and of his who is around them. I think our country needs more people so that you never meet with the zone of comfort and always want more.”

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“... Another point is that as a teacher, he is one of the little that has already found that really understand that knowledge only has value when it is passed to other people. Therefore, and other points, I recommend Ricardo.”

Marcus A. Ferreira Linkedin

Software Engineering and Architecture Manager

“Ricardo is a great and rare mixture of expertise in Project Management (he is the author of several books in the area) and the ability to put this knowledge into practice, as well as to transmit it to other professionals in lectures and podcasts. He is simply the biggest name in Project Management in Brazil!”

Ivo M. Michalick Linkedin

Consultant, Trainer and Speaker - Organizational Project Management and Interpersonal Skills

“Ricardo Vargas is an example of a project manager; that’s he received so many awards. He has a lot of hands-on experience and solid knowledge; he has written more than 10 good books. We can see him as a special professional, goal-oriented and always trying to learn more. He also has wonderful leadership and communications skills. I recommend him!”

Mario H. Trentim Linkedin

Chief Executive Officer - PMO Global Alliance

“Ricardo is a real pioneer in the Project Management world. He is creative and enthusiastic person, dedicated to innovative projects. There are many professors and instructors. Ricardo is a master.”

Adler V. Teixeira Linkedin

Head IT Audit - ArcelorMital

“Ricardo is a very active and successful professional. With a continuous entrepreneur attitude and strong leadership skills, he has been acting in the project management field for over 10 years and certainly this experience is being reflected positively in his current position as a member of PMI board.”

Alcides Santopietro Linkedin

Director, Business Transformation, North America - Swissport

“I knew Ricardo through his first book in 1998. I was a Microsoft Project instructor and it needed to give an 80 hours course about projects management. In that time we didn't have much reference on the subject here in Brazil, because of this I sent an email to him who gave me many hints and support. Through his knew PMI and turned me projects manager.”

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“... I believe that as many see Ricardo as the professional reference, like the model that should follow. More than a model, an icon Ricardo is a happy person, brilliant and humble, that on each lecture presented gives an idea on how to be professional.”

Alexandre Travassos Linkedin

Project Coordinator - Caixa Econômica Federal

“Ricardo and I had a pleasant experience working for ESI International. At the start, we were both hired at the very same selection process. Then we were sent to teach in different courses in the USA, acting as trainers for Brazilian instructors. Ricardo always amazes me by his dynamic and original approaches. He is an outstanding guy who devotes 24/7 to his work and 365/24 to his family.”

Aloysio Vianna Linkedin

Brazil Research Director - The Standis Grouph
StrategyEx (ESI International)

“Ricardo has excellent skills in communication and leadership, promoting project management for Brazil and other countries around the world. The support and incentive for CAPM® credential in Brazil helped many members of a team’s project management in different areas in our country.”

Carlos A. Freitas Linkedin

Owner and Executive Director - CAF

“I have the honor of learning from Ricardo as my Component Mentor colleague (from the South American region – since the end of 2006) and now as our esteemed PMI BOD member. I have the privilege to closely work with him, especially on collaboration between our regions which has many common characteristics.”

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“... As a BOD member, he is the best friend & supporter of my area and I am truly excited about his efforts in building the bridges with my region (Asia). Ricardo is my role model not only in personal life but in professional life too – He is one of the most accomplished PM Professional I ever come across.”

Saji Madapat Linkedin

Manager - Enterprise Performance Mangement COE

“I had the pleasure to work with Ricardo for over 4 years when I was at Microsoft. Ricardo is for sure one of the global most prominent references to Project Management. His experience, spread in books, reviews, reports, and even podcasts is pursued and praised by every professional working in the field.”

Carlos E. Guillaume Linkedin

Managing Director - Confrapar

“Ricardo = Passion. Not only is he a passionate leader – he is passionate about the Project Management profession and this is obvious to anyone that meets or knows him. As the Director of our Board he had the vision and strength to lead one of the world’s largest trade associations.”

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“... Through Ricardo’s strong leadership PMI’s Board of Directors fundamentally improved their capability to serve so many diverse stakeholders in all continents of the globe.”

Brian Weiss Linkedin

Chief Strategy Office (CSO) - The Risk Management Association

“Ricardo is an exceptional person, with the incredible ability to motivate people wherever he is. He did a great job at PMI, in all groups in which he led or participated. Before becoming the chairman of PMI, Ricardo was responsible for the PMI strategic committee as a member on the Board of Directors. He was able to deliver countless great results, bringing the PMI board to a higher level.”

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“... No matter the subject or his position in the team, Ricardo was able to contribute to thinking “outside the box”, bringing in new trends and positioning the institute towards growth. In the Project Management community, Ricardo is one of the most motivated and available professionals I know. He is always publishing documents and information, writing books, studying new techniques and being creative to support and help professionals around the world. For his efforts, he was awarded the 2010 personality of the year in Project Management.”

Juliano Reis Linkedin

Sr. Principal Technical Project Manager - Oracle

“I had the opportunity to work with Ricardo Vargas in Angola developing Project Management Offices using the PMO methodology . He knows everything about it. Ricardo has an extraordinary commitment and is extremely professional and ethical.”

Rogério Ulliana Linkedin

Executive Director - Alltrade Group

“Ricardo is extremely concerned with the quality of his work and is always studying and looking for the latest technologies to serve his customers in the best possible way. He is a great communicator, opinion maker and has a strong leadership profile.”

Sueli Barroso Linkedin

Consultant - Macrosolutions

“Ricardo is one of the most intelligent and active professionals in the Project Management field. We worked together in a Project Management workshop for 160 participants in a single session. It was challenging, and we did it. It was great to work with Ricardo because he has a passion for high-quality services and does not stop until he finds the best and most perfect solution to a problem. I wish him the best in his career.”

José Finocchio Jr Linkedin

Project, Program and Management Specialist

“Ricardo Vargas is a very proactive and creative executive, extremely respected internationally in the ​​project management area. Working with him is an exciting experience, and our readers of “MundoPM” love his articles, books, etc. Vargas has an established image in the market; he is the partner anyone would like to have.”

Osmar Zózimo Jr. Linkedin

Project, Program and Management Specialist