All testimonials

Ana Flávia Pimenta Braasch

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Linkedin "I knew Ricardo in 2001. Few years later, I received his invitation to join his company. Since then, he became my reference of professionalism and dedication. More than that, he is my definition of “visionary”; he is always ahead of his time and tendencies! Ricardo is also an example generosity. Everything that I know about project management, mostly, I have learned from him some way through work experience, classes, books and advices. He uses to help and support his team and counsel them on their carreers.”"

Juliano Reis

Porto Alegre, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo is an outstanding person, with an amazing skill of motivating people wherever he is, and a superior delivery quality. He has done a great job at PMI in all the groups he participated or led. Before became PMI Chair, he has been responsible for the PMI strategic committee as a member of board of directors, and was able to deliver several great results bringing the PMI board to the next level. No matter the subject or his position in the team, Ricardo was able to contribute thinking outside of the box, bringing new trends and positioning the institute in a position to growth. In the Project Management Community Ricardo is one of the most self 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 the professionals around the world. Through his efforts to the community, he has awarded the Project Management Person of the Year in Brazil, in 2010."

Peter Mello

Brasília, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo Vargas represents the essence of soft skills in project management without ever losing focus in 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!"

Marcus Augusto

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Linkedin "I know Ricardo from various lectures, seminars, interviews, articles and personally, just give my compliments when I have chance. Despite several recommendations that he has, I would add one more, because it is a person who really 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. 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 the Ricardo."

Sueli Barroso Oliveira

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo loves his job, he is very dedicated and always available to help people. He is a competent professional and reference in project management in Brazil and worldwide."

Ivo M. Michalick Vasconcelos

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo has a very good and rare mix between technical expertise in Project Management (he is author of many books in the field) and the ability to put such knowledge to practical use, as well as to transfer it to other professionals through his speaking engagements and podcasts. He is simply the biggest name in the Project Management field in Brazil!"

Mario Henrique Trentim

Recife, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo Vargas is an example of a project manager, that’s why he has been awarded with many prizes. He has a lot of hands-on experience and very strong knowledge; he has written more than 10 good books. We can see he is a special professional, goal-oriented and always trying to learn more. He also has wonderful leadership and communications skills. I recommend him!"

Florence Magri

São Paulo, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo Vargas is an outstanding professional. I have a profound admiration for his career and I’m very proud to be invited to write this recommendation. He is a very well-prepared, skilled, high energy professional with a deep knowledge in Project Management. His interests include many different areas involved in his experiences as a project manager, leader and mentor. I was his student in many courses involving PMI knowledge and the best thing we have learned from Ricardo is his way of taking care of business keeping constantly attention in his partners, colleagues being a leader and a great person. Ricardo is one of the persons I have as reference."

Alessandro Menezes

Europe, US, Regional, Florida, USA Linkedin "I have met Ricardo personally in Miami, FL. Ricardo has simply another level of knowledge about his job! He is an inspiration to anyone that want to succeed in business as is always looking for top qualification to bring the most benefits for his clients!! I highly recommend Ricardo Viana as one of the best project management professionals in the world."

Adler Victor Teixeira

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Linkedin "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."

Alcides Santopietro Jr

Montreal, Canadá Linkedin "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 member of PMI board."

Alexandre Travassos – Professor

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