All testimonials

Ernane Marques

Citibank – São Paulo, Brazil Linkedin "I have been following directly Ricardo Vargas’ works. He is an amazing professional, who has been cooperating for those who work with Project Management."

Saji Madapat

Chicago, USA Linkedin "I have the honor of learning from Ricardo as my Component Mentor colleague (from South American region – since the end of 2006) and now as our esteemed PMI BOD member. I have the privilege to closely work with him especially on collaboration between our regions which has many common characteristics. As a BOD member, he is the best friend & supporter of my region and I am truly excited about his efforts in building the bridges with my region (Asia). Ricardo is my role model not only in personal life but in professional life too – He is one of the most accomplished PM Professional I ever come across."

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."

Aldo Mattos

São Paulo, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo’s books reflects 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. 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."

Farhad Abdollahyan

São Paulo, Brazil Linkedin "Ricardo is not only one of the most popular and respected professors at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, where we both teach project management, but also is a gifted subject matter writer. I recommend his books to my students in several different disciplines that I teach. I hope that he keeps writing since he is a reference for us in Brazil."

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

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!"