In this second podcast in the series, Ricardo talks about five more causes for the failure of a project. He commented about the importance of communication, project planning, change management, leadership and resources for the project.
- Building Highly Effective Teams – Part 2 of 2
- December 15th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo continues to talk about Highly Effective Teams, subject of his new book. He comments on the trust between members, effective decision-making, conflict management and how to recognize the work and create opportunities for the (...)
- Building Highly Effective Teams – Part 1 of 2
- December 9th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo gives tips on how to transform a group of people in a highly effective team, a subject he addresses in his new book, in partnership with the author Michael Nir. Stay tuned for continuation of this podcast next week.
- Project Director, Manager, Coordinator or Leader: Who am I?
- November 16th, 2014
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.
- The Responsibility Assignment Matrix – RACI
- October 22nd, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the responsibility assignment matrix – RACI, a very useful information tool in Human Resources, Communications and Stakeholders management. This matrix associate tasks and the people/functions responsible for (...)
- Understanding the relation between the Scope size and the associated Risks
- September 22nd, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the relationship between the risks and the project scope. Not just the clarity of the scope, but also its amplitude, contribute to the amount of risk that must be managed.
- FIDIC Contracts: Scope, Risks and Procurement Processes
- June 23rd, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the types of contracts of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). These contracts are widely used in engineering projects and published as books. Ricardo explains that the contracts are well (...)
- Career in Project Management - Part 5 of 5: Ethics, Relationship and Final Messages
- June 2nd, 2014
In this last episode of the series of 5 podcasts on career, Ricardo closes the 10 dimensions of career in project management subject, now addressing the ethics and relationship dimensions. He also gives his final messages about this series.
- Career in Project Management - Part 4 of 5: Flexibility and Self Knowledge
- May 25th, 2014
In this fourth episode of the series of 5 podcasts on career, Ricardo continues talking about the 10 dimensions of career in project management, now addressing the flexibility and self knowledge dimensions. He says that we need to be flexible to (...)
- Career in Project Management - Part 3 of 5: Persistence and Dynamism
- May 19th, 2014
In this third episode of the series of 5 podcasts on career, Ricardo continues talking about the 10 dimensions of career in project management, now addressing the persistence and dynamism dimensions. He says that these two dimensions are crucial to (...)
- Career in Project Management - Part 2 of 5: Focus and Planning
- May 12th, 2014
In this second episode of the podcasts series on career, Ricardo continues talking about the 10 dimensions of career in project management, now addressing the focus and planning dimensions. He explains how to focus and how to plan realistically your (...)
- Career in Project Management - Part 1 of 5: Opening, Experience and Study
- May 5th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo begins a special series of five episodes on career in project management. In this series, he will address the perspectives of those who are at the beginning, going through a transition or are looking to expand their horizons. (...)
- Who will do the technical work of the project? Is it the Project Manager?
- December 4th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about a question that is one of the most frequent in the project area: Does the project manager must have technical knowledge regarding the project product? An engineering project, for example, must necessarily be (...)
- Directly from PMI Global Congress 2013 North America in New Orleans
- October 28th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the PMI Global Congress 2013 which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He makes a brief summary of his perceptions of the key topics of the event, such as, how the project manager can practice and improve (...)
- Ego, Vanity and Jealousy: The Project Manager's Drama
- October 7th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about ego, vanity and jealousy in the project environment. He gives tips on how we can deal with these personal characteristics that may directly or indirectly affect the project.
- Understanding the Rolling Wave Planning
- July 15th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the concept of Rolling Wave Planning, which deals with the progressive elaboration of the project scope. He presents the pros and cons of this technique, giving answers to questions such as: "How do I get the (...)
- Why are we so afraid of failure?
- May 20th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo proposes to us a reflection: why, in both our professional and personal lives, the fear of failure bothers us so much? He says that many societies value the success and penalize failure at the same intensity, and leaves the (...)
- The WBS Dictionary
- January 21st, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Dictionary. He explains that this document may be called the work packages instruction manual and gives tips on how to plan well your dictionary.
- Retrospective 2012
- December 24th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo makes a retrospective of 2012. A year with mixed feelings. Unlike other years, where skill and expertise were highlighted, Ricardo comments on the noticeable lack of great leaders. In the next podcast, he will speak about the (...)
- Understanding the 3 Factors to improve the Project Team sizing
- November 12th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about how to make a better project team sizing according to three factors: the complexity and geographic dispersion of the work to be done and the team's maturity.
- Project Manager as the New CEO
- August 20th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about a discussion launched by PMI: The Project Manager may become the next CEO? What is the role of a CEO? Ricardo explains how the project manager could be prepared to take this position in a corporation.
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