All testimonials

José Ângelo da Costa Pinto

Lisboa, Portugal "Ricardo is the ideal Project Manager. He is organized, disciplined, methodological, has a deep knowledge of Project, Portfolio and Program management theories and practices. He has also a great experience, not only as Project Manager but also on the Management of large and big companies. He is also a great strategist: He is able to produce, visualize and maintain a vision of the future and make it real through hard work and ability to communicate. Ricardo is a phenomenal leader. He feels at ease in multimillion dollar boards and he feels at ease with people that are still in the early stages in their professional carrier. And this is done with the same very high empathy, energy and enthusiasm that is even contagious and makes as much more optimists and much more self-confidents. Ricardo is an excellent communicator and a fantastic speaker. I have the privilege of having listened to several of his speeches especially in 2009, as he was the PMI Chair of the Board and they were always very interesting, illuminating and always very welcomed by the public. He was in Portugal as a Key Note Speaker in our conference in 2009 and this was one of the highest points of the event. Portuguese project managers really liked the way he explained what the future of the profession for him was and he truly communicated this vision. Ricardo is the ideal Project Manager, but he is so much more than that. He is a dedicated, result oriented, intelligent, emotional competent and, at the same time, he is an excellent person, with very high ethical and honesty standards and with a passion and love for the profession of Project Management and for the Project Managers. And he can communicate this passion and love to others, improving them and making them also better professionals. One special and necessary word for the 5 Minutes Project Management Podcasts that Ricardo produces every week since 2007. Ricardo can explain the concepts, the tools, the techniques, the methodology and even the environment and ambient that the Project Manager has to deal with in a way that everyone can understand and with a cost (5 minutes) benefit (having a concept, a technique, etcetera explained and understood) ratio for the listener that is really low. It is a privilege to know people like Ricardo."

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!…
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Sandra Delfim

Cognis – São Paulo, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo is one of the best Project Management Consultant. He´s very creative and has large international experiences on Project Management Trainings and innovate ideas. If you´re looking for a Project Management, Leadership or Team Building trainings, you have to contact Ricardo. He´ll surprises you and you´ll add value to your team. One special remark is his DOME training. Your leaders will work in a different manner after participating on this."

Lynn Smith, GWCPM

ESI International – Arlington, VA, USA Linkedin "When I think of Ricardo, I think “Wow”. How can one man accomplish so much? I have had the pleasure to know him since 2002, beginning with him sharing his passion and expertise for project management to ESI clients. Since then, I have watched him go on to grow and launch successful businesses, author books, create new products and services – the list of accomplishments is endless and continues to grow. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with him, should. Ricardo Vargas is an amazing individual."

Wagner Maxsen

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo Vargas is an extremely capable professional who combines a strong business acumen with the ability to conceive profitable and efficient solutions for corporate strategies. While he is definitely the most proficient professional I know in the field of project management, he is also a master in the techniques of lectures and a true believer of team building. He’s been my inspiration for quite a long time now."

André Coutinho

São Paulo, Brazil Linkedin "I have worked with Ricardo at Sonangol, an oil & gas company based in Angola, developing their project management frameworks. Ricardo has got a strong commitment and professionalism in delivering high quality services. He is also an enthusiast as a speaker/lecturer, which makes his presentations/classes very engaging."

Carlos Eduardo Guillaume

Microsoft – Belo Horizonte, Brazil Linkedin "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."

Brian Weiss

Newtown Square, USA Linkedin "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. 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."

André Serpa

Microsoft – São Paulo, Brazil Linkedin "Besides being the most knowledgeable person in Project Management that I know, Ricardo is a great partner to work with. He always brings great opportunities for us to work together and is always negotiating with a Win-Win Situation in mind. If you have any project management issues that you need help, he is the guy to talk to."

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."

Rogério Ulliana

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

Sueli Barroso

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo is extremely concerned about the quality of his work and He is always studying and looking for new technologies to offer the best to his costumers. He is a great communicator, an opinion leader and he has a great leadership."