All testimonials

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."

Gil Marder

Philadelphia, EUA Linkedin "Ricardo Vargas is a great strategic leader. Along with polished professionalism, quality and depth of character and high intelligence, Ricardo’s passion for project management, leadership and strategic thinking principles moves people individually and in groups to new levels of understanding. Truly, Ricardo has done much to advance the project management profession throughout the world. Knowing and working with Ricardo before, during and since he was the Chair of the PMI Board of Directors has been an honor that I have and expect to continue to learn from for years to come."

Virgilio Fiorense

Convergys – São Paulo Linkedin "I met Ricardo in a PMI training when I was working for Convergys. He is very charismatic and he knows everything about project management. So it was a great training but even better it was to get his sponsorship to my idea to write a book about value added services, OSS and BSS, on Telecom industry. I´m very grateful for all his support and I would like to thank him with this recommendation.”"

Alessandro Menezes

Miami Linkedin "I have met Ricardo while working as Product Manager Latin America for Hamburg Sud based out of 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 skills to bring the most benefits for his clients! I highly recommend Ricardo Viana as one of the best project management professionals in the world."

Joaquim Luiz Vianna

MRS Logística – Juiz de Fora, Brazil Linkedin "Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity Ricardo is a great professional who is very good at dealing with people. An innate communicator, he achieves high standard results with his influential capacity and wide knowledge of various subjects. It’s truly inspiring to work by his side due to his peculiar way of doing business. He is always up to date and determined in his pursuit to obtain knowledge."

David Forli Inocente

Ribeirão Preto, Brazil Linkedin "I can ease say that Ricardo Vargas is a singular professional. I had always considered him as an example of focus, persistence, excellence and prominence. I have contact with teachers and consultants for over 10 years and I am sure that Ricardo Vargas is a top 5! His examples in classes, his clarity and his knowledge have conquered many people. These are attributes that only who has practice can guarantee and they are unequivocally unique."

Ronaldo Bassi

São Paulo, Brazil Linkedin "I worked with Ricardo Vargas during last HP Services Project Managers Workshop, held in São Paulo, Brazil, on Nov/06. As a company, we were looking for a senior market professional, that could support us with the main goal of improve our PM´s skills and capabilities. HP chose Ricardo as the right professional for this mission. During the workshop, Ricardo presented customized and market updated content, with high quality materials and totally aligned with what was required by us. He covered very important topics related with management of big and complex projects, like leadership and its interfaces with project team and customers; motivational management – dealing with power aspects; management of change, conflict, stress and crisis management; project negotiation techniques – using support tools like MBTI and SDI; and also case study panels, where PMs had the opportunity to share with the team their own delivery experiences. His presentation was superlative and outstanding. He has attention to details, answering all the questions raised by participants during the event, that by the way, had very good satisfaction results. I recommend Ricardo´s consultative services for companies that want good return on their investment and long term partnership."

Marcelo Moulin

Citibank – São Paulo, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo Viana is the most valuable Project Management person that I’ve met. His books and working classes are kind of treasure that you have to meet at least once in your life. Even if you feel not so comfortable about this PM subject, you will notice his capacity to teach lessons about life, work and professionalism. I suggest you to read his books. For sure, you will be able to understand better the PM theme and moreover acquire a little bit from his experience and expertise in this topic."

Rodrigo Barone

Brazil "Ricardo Vargas is an high skilled Professional, an example of project management expert. Also, he is an excellent speaker owner of a perfect, captivating speech. He is an excellent professional with a great knowledge."

Rossana Pavanelli

Project Manager

Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo Vargas is a worldwide reference in Project Management: his books and articles are always referred to my MBA students at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Fundação Getulio Vargas- FGV), as a practical guide for the application of principals of The PMBok (PMI)."