In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the importance of communication in projects and their direct interference with the success or failure of the project. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.
- Non-stakeholder Management
- April 13th, 2015
In this episode, Ricardo talks about how to manage those who are NOT interested in the project. He explains that this is not managing those who oppose, but those who often do not see how the project affects them positively. Ricardo give tips on how (...)
- What we can learn with the Abilene paradox
- March 16th, 2015
On this episode, Ricardo talks about a concept that is related to the management of conflicts, the Abilene paradox. Created by Jerry B. Harvey, the paradox is present in certain group decisions and can pose a risk to the project.
- Do you know what is a Communication Filter or Noise?
- January 27th, 2015
On this episode, Ricardo talks about the attention we must have with how we communicate because the characteristics of personality, culture and values of the receiver can dramatically change the meaning of the original message.
- 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 (...)
- How to train your sponsor
- March 12th, 2014
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.
- Cultural Differences: Why Awareness and Respect are Vital for the Project Success
- November 20th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the cultural differences within a project environment. He gives valuable tips on how the project manager must address the differences within his team, the sponsors and the stakeholders and can thus create an (...)
- 3 Factors that make an Information Technology Project different from the other Projects
- October 14th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo about the main differences in management technology projects as compared to other projects.
- 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.
- The New Features of Microsoft Project 2013
- July 29th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the release of his new book, "Microsoft Project 2013: Standard, Professional e Pro para Office 365", co-written with Allan Rocha, Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP). The book addresses the new features (...)
- How to do Stakeholder Analysis in Practice - Part 2 of 2
- June 24th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo ends the explanation of how to do the Stakeholder Analysis in practice. If you have not heard the first part, listen to it here: http://www.ricardo-vargas.com/podcasts/how-to-do-stakeholder-analysis-in-practice-part-1-of-2 (...)
- How to do Stakeholder Analysis in Practice - Part 1 of 2
- June 17th, 2013
In this special podcast, Ricardo teaches, in practice, how to do a Stakeholder Analysis. To follow the step-by-step shown by Ricardo, you will need this material: 3 large sheets of paper (i.e. flip chart size), tape, several post-it's and pens (or (...)
- The new Scope, Time and Cost Planning Processes of the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
- April 29th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo concludes the series of five podcasts on the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition. He talks about the reasons behind the creation of processes "5.1", "6.1" and "7.1", Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management and Plan Cost (...)
- Stakeholder Management - PMBOK 5th Edition - Part 2 of 2
- April 22nd, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo continues to talk about the chapter 13 of the PMBOK® 5th Edition, Stakeholder Management. In this second podcast, Ricardo explains how to execute and control the Stakeholder Management Plan.
- Stakeholder Management - PMBOK 5th Edition - Part 1 of 2
- April 15th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the chapter 13 of the PMBOK® 5th Edition, Stakeholder Management. Ricardo comments on the characteristics of the four processes that have been grouped together in this new knowledge area. In the next podcast, (...)
- Main Differences between the 4th and the 5th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide
- April 8th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the main differences between the fourth and the fifth edition of the PMBOK ® Guide. He introduces the 10th knowledge area, Stakeholders, created for the fifth edition, and comments on the news in every other (...)
- The New PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
- April 1st, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the fifth edition of the PMBOK® Guide, which is the most popular reference on project management. Ricardo comments on the new features of this new version of the standard and presents his new video, showing (...)
- Managing Expectations
- December 17th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about managing stakeholders' expectations. What is the importance of properly managing expectations? What is the relationship of them with the project's scope and risk management?
- Getting to know the World of Megaprojects: Communications and Teams - Part 3 of 3
- December 3rd, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo concludes the series on megaprojects, talking about communication, teams and some success factors. He comments especially the importance of forming the core team of the project as soon as possible and to be careful on (...)
- The Gray Area between Projects and Processes
- August 6th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the "gray area" where mingle conceptually projects and processes. He cites some examples to explain what distinguishes a project of a routine process.
- 5 Ideas to Mitigate the Scope Changes in Your Project - Part 2 of 2
- July 2nd, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo continues to talk about how can we minimize scope changes in a project. He suggests another three other control measures: the formalization, the phasing of the project and the rolling wave planning.
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