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Where should I register the assumptions and restrictions?
In this podcast, Ricardo explains that, unlike what many people think, the assumptions and restrictions (or constraints) often need to be registered not only in one but in several documents throughout the progression of the project planning.
 
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(This podcast is also avaiable in Brazilian Portuguese)
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How to train your sponsor
In this podcast, Ricardo addresses one of the biggest challenges in the project environment, how can we educate the sponsor to make a decision based on facts, not just feeling. He also gives tips on how we can escape the dangers in this process.
 
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(This podcast is also avaiable in Brazilian Portuguese)
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Project and Program Risk Management: A Guide to Managing Project Risks and Opportunities by
Project and Program Risk Management: A Guide to Managing Project Risks and Opportunities
By R. Max Wideman
Another impeccable book of Max Wideman (like the Cost Control of Capital Projects). He explains the basic concepts of Risk Management in a very straightforward and didactically way.
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Moral Calculations: Game Theory, Logic, and Human Frailty by
Moral Calculations: Game Theory, Logic, and Human Frailty
By Laszlo Mero
Excellent book to address decision making process when moral values are on the table. From the Game Theory to the bluff aspects, the book discusses the human fragility in the decision making process.
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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 ... (expand)
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!...

Roberto Gattoni
(Project Manager)
Fiat Automóveis | Belo Horizonte, Brasil
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