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Project Director, Manager, Coordinator or Leader: Who am I?
In this podcast, Ricardo raises one question and makes assumptions about why some organizations sometimes provide different titles for whom is responsible for the project management.
 
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The Danger of Multitasking in Projects

In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the danger of performing multiple tasks without understanding the implications. He explains that we must always consider the residual time between tasks and the real time (or Takt Time) of each task. The Takt Time concept, according to the www.businessdictionary.com, is an adjustable time unit used in lean production to synchronize the rate of production with the rate of demand. Computed by dividing available production by the number of items to be produced, takt time provides a precise rhythm to run an entire process sequence that maximizes efficiency whereas minimizing wastes. Although popularized by the Japanese, takt time is a German term which refers to rhythm or beat of music.

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Ricardo and I served on the PMI Board of Directors together for 2 years. After his first year on the board, Ricardo was entrusted with the position of Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Ricardo was able to impress everyone with this ability to lead this team and facilitate some difficult discussions. He not only exhibited a great deal of intelligence, but also integrity and honesty. His work in this position helped provide an excellent foundation for him to serve as PMI Chairman in 2009. Ricardo is a personable and genuine person. He is both a valued friend and colleague.
Philip Diab
PMI | Pennsylvania, USA
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