Ricardo Viana Vargas is one of the best teachers we had during our MBA in Project Management, he can teach giving information about his work around the world. We can learn much more when we are connected with real situations, than with just ideas and theories.
Ricardo has a brilliant and tireless mind that is always looking for solutions. Working with him made me learn that we must believe in the things we do, truly believe in the applications that we offer and use them in our lives.
Ricardo is a master that doesn’t need a classroom or a blackboard, he is a kind of master that helps you to be a great human being, working with him is to have daily classes about how powerful can be our will to realize things, all we have to do is plan and manage them. I’m always surprised by something new that he is done and this makes me very proud, especially because I had worked in his team. But, in fact, a thing that made me really proud, as a professional and as a Brazilian person, was his acting as chairman of PMI. Everybody should be very proud about it! And this is him! If something seems to be impossible, he just go there and does the impossible…
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.”
As my teacher of Project Management and Operational Research at University, he knew how to make me interest for Project Management field. He was also my director at A&C Consulting where we helped our clients to manage big and important projects and Ricardo was always client result oriented, coaching and teaching his consultants how to improve client performance on management or delivering project results.
Ricardo and I worked together at some A&C’s Project Management deals at late 1990’s. I could notice his expertise on this matter and his negotiation skills at the first big deal that we closed at this time. Ricardo also is one of the most intelligent and result-oriented person that I know.
Ricardo and I joined A&C Group together back in 1995. Ricardo was pioneer in Project Management field in Brazil and a visionary in business. His abilities to plan and manage to get things done are legendary, leading Ricardo and A&C Group to success over the years.
Vargas is the best professional project management in the world! He is a great motivator for the beginners in this discipline in organizations and colleagues in Brazil. I’ve been privileged to work directly with Vargas and learn from him what is to be proactive, organized and creative.
Ricardo Viana is a dedicated and focused professional. A strong leader, with a good sense of balance between management and creativity skills. I learned a lot from business guidance to emotional intelligence with him during my time at Grupo A&C. It was a pleasure to work and be leaded by him.
Ricardo is a great master. We worked together ate A&C and Macrosolutions. Those were times when I received so many lessons about leadership, conflicts management and projects management. I often use these lessons on the projects I’m working with and in all my profession.
Ricardo is now the most powerful Guru of Project Management worldwide. This is a finding. He engages people with their perceptions and thoughts sweeping! See Ricardo breaking new horizons for the Project Management is a pride for all of Brazil.
If I had to say just one of the many Ricardo’s professional qualities, the one that could sum up these qualities, the chosen word would be “VISION”. On that matter there is no teacher or school that can teach what I learned from him while we worked together.