Every successful organization needs to focus on the qualification of its project managers and sponsors using the ultimate techniques of project management as well as in various human skills that are required.

The Macrosolutions’ coaching and mentoring services have been specially developed by Ricardo Vargas and are developed in the exact needs of each organization.

Through regular meetings, discussion forums and local support, the results can be achieved in a record time and with reduced risks compared to the traditional processes of change.

Key issues addressed

  1. Project Leaders with performance to be enhanced
  2. Low maturity in planning
  3. Project team recently hired and without the necessary experience
  4. Low team morale

Scope of work

  • Coaching for the specific activities of the project planning
  • Human skills development (soft skills)
  • Training and advice in negotiations
  • Teams development
  • Mentoring and professional development of the future project managers

Fact sheet

Estimated duration of the consultancy work [?]
3 to 6 months
Work complexity [?]
Client's team (minimum required) [?]
Coachees team (clients)
Client's team allocation x Macrosolutions team allocation [?]
10% Client's Team
90% Macrosolutions' Team
Ricardo Vargas - (roles and responsibilities) [?]
Coach (executives) / Advisor (remaining coachees)
Project estimated number of visits [?]
3 to 6 visits
Maturity Level (minimum required) [?]
Organizational level of coverage [?]
Corporate: NA
Departmental: NA
Project: NA
Language(s) [?]
Portuguese, English, Spanish

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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.”

Ana Flávia Pimenta Braasch

A&C | Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Besides being the most knowledgeable person in Project Management that I know, Ricardo is a great partner to work with. He always brings great opportunities for us to work together and is always negotiating with a Win-Win Situation in mind. If you have any project management issues that you need help, he is the guy to talk to.

André Serpa

Microsoft | São Paulo, Brazil

Ricardo is an example of a communication specialist and speaker. Also, he is a fantastic author and writer, always receptive to talk, to answer questions and to help people with his simple way. He works hard to disseminate the project management knowledge in Brazil and in the world. Without a doubt he influenced a lot of people to use PM best practices and I suggest strongly that you read his books!

Henrique Imbertti Jr

Yahoo | São Paulo, Brazil

  • Supported standards and methodologies

    Project Management Institute (PMI)
    PMBOK Guide Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Estimating Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Earned Value Management
    PMI Practice Standard for Configuration Management
    PMI Practice Standard for Risk Management Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling Yes
    PMI Standard for Portfolio Management Yes
    PMI Standard for Program Management Yes
    PMI Project Manager Development Competency Framework Yes
    Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®) Yes
    UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
    PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) Yes
    MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) Yes
    M_O_R (Management of Risks) Yes
    P3M3 (Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model) Yes
    P3O (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices) Yes
    MoP (Management of Portfolios) Yes
    MoV (Management of Value) Yes
    Scrum Alliance
    Scrum Methodology Yes
    International Project Management Association (IPMA)
    ICB® IPMA Competence Baseline Yes
  • Areas: approach comprehensiveness

    Area Comprehensiveness Description
    Integration ★★★★★ Includes the processes required to ensure that the various elements of the project are properly coordinated.
    Scope ★★★★★ Includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully.
    Time ★★★★★ Includes the processes required to ensure timely completion of the project.
    Cost Optional Includes the processes required to ensure that the project is completed within the approved budget.
    Quality ★★★ Includes the processes required to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken.
    Human Resource ★★★★★ Includes the processes required to make the most effective use of the people involved with the project.
    Communications ★★★★★ Includes the processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate disposition of project information.
    Risk ★★★★ Systematic process of identifying, analyzing, and responding to project risks. It includes maximizing the probability and consequences of positive events and minimizing the probability and consequences of adverse events to project objectives.
    Procurement ★★★ Includes the processes required to acquire goods and services from outside the performing organization to attain project scope.
    EHS Involves processes related to work safety, health and environment, including specific regulations.
    Strategic Planning ★★★★★ Involves the processes which link projects with corporate strategy through the indicators of the Balanced Scorecard's goals.

Additional Information Top ↑

Macrosolutions’ coaching and mentoring will help the team on the results assessment, decision making, risk and crisis management and aspects related to the planning activities and leadership.

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” - Lou Holtz

All these works aim the immediate projects’ results. The main points to be worked on are related to the planning activities and the human skills (soft skills) development for managers and stakeholders.

Like all the Macrosolutions’ works, the services are adapted according to the new emerging needs and to the projects’ team increasing maturity.