All testimonials

Marcio Medeiros de Almeida, PMP

Senior Consultant of Projects & Programs

Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo Viana Vargas is a professional who has a deep involvement with the category of Project Managers, as he has a vast knowledge in the sector and shares it with all colleagues, the result is the success he has. I really like the books he writes, his articles and videos. He as a project manager is an example to be followed. It would be an honor for me to someday work with him on the same project. I am studying this area for 10 years and got him as an excellent professional. I recommend him."

Marco Antonio L. Lo Visco

Itaú – Brazil "Ricardo’s passion for project management is unsurpassed. He is certainly one of the best senior program manager I have seen in my career."

Marcos Araújo

Brazil "Ricardo Viana Vargas is a professional who has a deep involvement with the Project Management profession. He has a vast knowledge in the area and shares it with all colleagues, thus the result is the success he has!!"

Renato Piccinin

Santander – Brazil "Endorsing Ricardo Vargas is like taking sand to the beach, almost like speaking well of the queen of a bee hive."

Roberto Gattoni

Project Manager

Fiat Automóveis – Belo Horizonte, Brasil Linkedin "I´ve known Ricardo Viana Vargas on 1996, and he was a very smart, energized and enthusiastic guy, trying to succeed on a matter called ‘Project Management’. At this age, some people talked a lot of this, some of them said they were doing, but the big majority of all (included myself) didn´t have a clear idea on what this could really mean. Ricardo, on a bright self-made career as a project manager, teacher, lecturer and business consultant, built a world class brand associating his name to the project manager discipline. Nowadays, professional project managers all around the world, that is anyone that seriously works with project management, knows the name of this sympathetic, talented, strongly committed to leveraging business results, included huge global companies. He is, truly, a effective reference on this matter. For me, besides this, he´s still the same simple guy that I´ve known on a very long time. I´m very proud to see how a man, overcoming himself and starting from the early beginning, can built a brand new path for him and for all of us. Thank you, Ricardo. Thank you, old friend. And go ahead!…

Sergio Moschioni

Project Coordinator

Curitiba, Brazil "Ricardo is one of the references that I have in project management. Besides being a professional with great experience and technical knowledge he is characterized by personal generosity unmatched when it comes to helping people, regardless of the closeness that they have it."

Kathleen Romero

Richmond, USA Linkedin "Ricardo is a highly skilled professional and leader who is able to inspire, motivate, and direct teams to accomplish great things. As the Chair of PMI he led a culturally diverse Board and organization with vision, insight, and enthusiasm. He is a highly-regarded leader in the project management community, and a lot of fun to work with even in the most challenging and serious discussions. He possesses all the hard skills that one would expect and excells at the soft skills that set him apart from the masses."

Philip Diab

Pennsylvania, USA Linkedin "Ricardo and I served on the PMI Board of Directors together for 2 years. After his first year on the board, Ricardo was entrusted with the position of Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Ricardo was able to impress everyone with this ability to lead this team and facilitate some difficult discussions. He not only exhibited a great deal of intelligence, but also integrity and honesty. His work in this position helped provide an excellent foundation for him to serve as PMI Chairman in 2009. Ricardo is a personable and genuine person. He is both a valued friend and colleague."

Suhail Iqbal

Islamabad, Paquistão Linkedin "Crossed ways with Ricardo many times during PMI Leadership Conferences and Global Congresses. I found him as a knowledgeable, pleasant and a wise gentleman. His knowledge and experience in the fields of organizational and project management makes him an obvious choice for any challenging multi-cultural assignment, for which he is highy recommended."

Suhail Iqbal

Islamabad, Paquistan Linkedin "Ricardo is a person that has a lot of energy. I know him as Component Mentor for Latin America and his contributions in that role are numerous. Being a practitioner, trainer and an author he is well-known in PM circles and has risen to well-deserved positions at PMI and his personal life. I wish him all the luck."

Leandro Patah

Siemens – São Paulo, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo is one of the best trainers on Project Management working in Brazil nowadays. He has done at least two trainings per year for Siemens Brazil in the last 5 years and his approval by the participants is always 100%. I’m sure he is the responsible for our great success in achieving the number of 170 PMPs certified in our group in Brazil. I can finally say that his training worth how much it costs."

Vadim Bogdanov

Russia Linkedin "I become a fan of Ricardo’s “5 minutes PM Podcast” and was lucky to meet him at one of PM events. After that Ricardo took part in several of on-line Project Management conferences I organized for Russian audience. Ricardo is a great speaker. He is also a great Project Management thinker. This rare combination makes his podcasts and sessions outstanding, a piece of PM art."