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“Ricardo succeeded in teaching the complex matter of Risk Management in an excellent and comprehensive way.”

Hannes Schollenberger Linkedin

President Latin America/ Regional Head of Finance Latam - Henkel
Henkel

“Ricardo’s books reflect exactly what he is: practical, objective, dynamic and, what is more important, have the power to push us towards action and new discoveries. “Practical Guide to Project Plan” is one of these technical books that every professional who deals with management must own.”

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“... Surpassing the several titles on PM theory and preparation manuals for exams, the Practical Guide portrays a REAL step-by-step project according to the proper methodology, with all the templates, recommendations and interferences. It delivers what promises and reminds me of an old quotation: “there is nothing more practical than a good theory”. I strongly recommend him as an author, consultant, speaker and counsellor.”

Aldo Mattos Linkedin

Consultant, Author, Speaker

“I hired the consultancy more than once, the first in 2002 when I had a great experience with Ricardo. He designed specific training for my area using PMI methodology. The technical content was great and also his ability to adjust it to what my business needed. All the while, he was focused on the results that we could achieve with that training, using excellent cases and tools. To this day, I still use them, more than eight years later!”

Marcos Cavagnoli Linkedin

Dgital Bank & Customer Services Director
Citibank

“I recommend Ricardo Vargas because he is an excellent Project manager and also a friendly and considerate person to the other professionals that are not as famous as he is. This behaviour shows us the humility of a great leader that is always ready to help.”

Marcos Araujo Linkedin

Director - Tecnoagil

“Ricardo, besides being who he is for the universe of “Good Practices in Project Management”, is still an example of humility and detachment.”

Abrahão Dahis Linkedin

Judicial Expert - TRT

“I consider Ricardo Vargas as an excellent reference in Project Management in Brazil and worldwide. He inspired me to know and use the PMI proposed practical. Besides, he has an entrepreneurial vision and passion for everything he does. It’s always a pleasure to meet him and talk either personal or virtually.”

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“... Ricardo thinks big and is too connected to the subjects concerning management and the significant market changes, or on the economy and society. Indeed, he is an outlier professional.”

Marcelo Bastos Linkedin

Project Manager specialist and Strategic Manager
Banco do Brasil

“I know Ricardo Vargas for many years, and he is one of the people I admire in our Industry. I’m proud to display his recommendation in my profile, and that he asked me to recommend him. Ricardo is a skilled professional who has an in-depth knowledge of Project Management, but what is outstanding is his constant willingness to share his knowledge.”

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“... He is a true leader on the Project Management Community in Brazil and Latin America, who achieved by the vote of his peers the role of Chair for PMI. Hardworking, visionary, relentless, charismatic and a great communicator; all those adjectives could pretty well describe Ricardo, but beyond all that, he is a gentleman, family man, caring human being that has overcome his challenges with grace and kindness.”

Jorge Arthur Leitão Linkedin

Microsoft Teams Adoption LATAM
Microsoft

“It is easy to recommend a quality professional as Ricardo. He has excellent communication skill, and he is one of the most knowledgeable people in project management. He and Finocchio did a great job delivering the PMDome workshop at Senac.”

Ozeas V. Santana Linkedin

Program Manager

“Ricardo is one of the best Project Management Consultant. He is very creative and has a lot of international experience in Project Management Training and innovative ideas. If you are looking for a Project Management, Leadership or Team Building training, you should contact Ricardo. He will surprise you, and you will add value to your team. A particular highlight is his PMDome training.”

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“... Your leaders will work differently after participating in it.”

Sandra Delfim Linkedin

Regional Communication Manager
BASF (Cognis)

“Ricardo is an exemplary professional for all PMPs, sharing his expertise in relationships and knowledge in the multiple areas of project management.”

Estevão Bela Linkedin

IT & Logistic Project Manager

“I have been directly following the work of Ricardo Vargas. He is an exceptional professional who has contributed extensively to the project management community.”

Ernani Marques Linkedin

PMO
Citibank

“Ricardo Vargas is a great person and professional. He gave a course in Projects Management in the city of Uberlandia-MG, and his experience was essential for the success of the event. I wish you success, Ricardo!”

Uender F. Amaral Linkedin

Business Analyst - CTBC

“In addition to being the most knowledgeable Project Management expert, I know, Ricardo is excellent to work with as a partner. He is always bringing us good opportunities to work together and negotiating with a win-win mentality. If you have problems related to project management and need help, this is the guy you should talk to.”

André Serpa Linkedin

Senior Solution Sales Specialist - Business Productivity
Microsoft

“Ricardo Viana is a great teacher; he knows how to teach because he has years of experience in project management. It was fantastic to study with one of the most qualified professionals in the project management area.”

Jefferson Holtz Linkedin

IT Coordinator

“Ricardo Vargas is an outstanding professional. I have a profound admiration for his career, and I am very proud to have been invited to write this recommendation. He is a very well-prepared, skilled, high energy professional with in-depth knowledge in Project Management. His interests include many different areas involved in his experience as a project manager, leader and mentor.”

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“... 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 constant attention in his partners, colleagues being a leader and a great person. Ricardo is one of the people I have as a reference.”

Florence Garcia Magri Linkedin

Project Manager - ACS

“Ricardo Vargas is one of the best MBA professors at FGV. His classes, in addition to providing the students with a very rich experience, they fascinate everyone. Very few people do that. And Ricardo, with his professional expertise and academic excellence, raises the FGV's MBAs in Project Management to another level. It's great to have you on the team, my friend.”

André Valle Linkedin

Academic Coordinator
Fundação Getúlio Vargas

“Ricardo Vargas is a great professional, with strategic vision, excellent mentor, great communicator and leader, a specialist in project management, who works in a professional way to reach the best result. He is a great person.”

Vanderlei Carbone Linkedin

Project Quality Management Coordinator - Brasil Telecom

“Ricardo was a keynote speaker at our conference P2P 2009, and his speech was inspiring to all attendees at different levels. Ricardo inspired the audience and enlightened them to the value of project management and its increasing relevance at times of crisis. Ricardo also used the opportunity to connect with business and government leaders in Egypt, advocating for Project Management and PMI.”

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“... I have worked with Ricardo on a few other consultancy engagements afterwards, and would strongly recommend him for his extensive knowledge of Project Management.”

Emad E. Aziz Linkedin

Principal Consultant - BRISK Business Inc.

“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:”

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“... 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.”

José Ângelo C. Pinto Linkedin

Project, Program and Management Expert

“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.”

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“... Anyone who has the opportunity to work with him, should. Ricardo Vargas is an amazing individual.”

Lynn Smith Linkedin

Sales Vice President - Global Business Development
StrategyEx (ESI International)

“Ricardo Vargas is an extremely capable professional who combines powerful business acumen with the ability to design efficient and profitable solutions for corporate strategies. In addition to being the most proficient professional I know in the area of ​​project management, he is also a master of public speaking techniques and a true adept of team building. He has been inspiring me for a long time.”

Wagner Maxsen Linkedin

Conselheiro Principal, Grupo de Infraestrutura e Gerenciamento de Projetos - UNOPS