In this podcast Ricardo discuss the importance of TCPI (To Complete Performance Index) to evaluate the possibility of cost recovery in the project. The TCPI is the complement of CPI (Cost Performance Index) and allows the evaluation of the future financial conversion rate for the project in order to accomplish the final project budget. It is one of the most important indexes to evaluate the possibility of project financial recovery using Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
- Cost Estimating – Part 3 of 3
- March 8th, 2015
On this last episode of the series on cost estimation, Ricardo talks about the proportionality factor, parametric modelling and neural networks.
- Cost Estimating – Part 2 of 3
- March 2nd, 2015
In this episode, Ricardo continues to talk about cost estimates, explaining how to use the capacity factor to calculate costs when there is economy of scale.
- Cost Estimating – Part 1 of 3
- February 23rd, 2015
In this episode, the first in a series of three podcasts on costing, Ricardo talks about the types of analysis that we can do during the project cost estimation.
- Understanding the Milestone Trend Analysis (MTA) – Part 2 of 2
- September 8th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo continues to talk about the Milestone Trend Analysis (MTA), a very good graphical tool used in executive reports. Today, he explains how to analyze the graphic you built last week, understanding the evolution trends of your (...)
- Understanding the Milestone Trend Analysis (MTA) - Part 1 of 2
- September 1st, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the Milestone Trend Analysis (MTA), a very good graphical tool used in executive reports. He shows how to make it step-by-step using pencil, paper and a ruler. Don’t forget to see the presentation related to (...)
- Lines of Balance - Part 2 of 2
- January 12th, 2014
In this second part of the podcast about Lines of Balance, Ricardo talks more about how this concept can be used in the project's planning and control phases. This time, Ricardo gives an example about the application of lines of balance in an (...)
- Lines of Balance - Part 1 of 2
- January 6th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo begins to explain what Line of Balance are and how can they be used. He gives an example of how to plan repetitive tasks in order to achieve optimal resources allocation and also know how the project's speed and progress (...)
- 3 Success Factors in the Procurement Process
- June 10th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the dangers of underestimate the complexity of the procurement management. He gives three tips on how we can increase the chance of success in our projects. They are: 1 - Seek knowledge about what will be (...)
- Understanding the Difference Between Cost and Price
- January 14th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the difference between cost and price. Many people are confused and Ricardo explains what's behind each one, differentiating them.
- Make or Buy Decision
- April 17th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the choice of producing a work or service internally or purchase thru a supplier. He shows five items that are important when making the decision and also explains that there are other important criteria for (...)
- 4 Different Indexes to Forecast the Project Final Cost Using the Earned Value Analysis
- March 21st, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the indices of earned value in the project. He explains that the great secret of earned value is to evaluate current performance to project the future. Ricardo also explains how to analyze the rate of time or (...)
- 4 Mechanisms for Forecast the Project Schedule and Cost
- February 6th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the methods of forecasting project schedule and cost. He comments that there are four methods of predicting future project performance: time series methods, causal/econometrics methods, judgmental methods and (...)
- The cost of Project Management and the PMO
- June 28th, 2011
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about how appropriate the amounts allocated to the project management activities in the project. He explains that there is no an international standard to define the values, but there are good practices. Ricardo also (...)
- Identifying the Project Vital Signs
- June 20th, 2011
In this podcast, Ricardo makes a comparison between monitoring of the project and monitoring of a patient in an Intensive Care at the hospital. He explains that the Project Manager should monitor since the beginning, the project vital signs and based (...)
- Earned Value Management System - Critical Success Factors
- January 18th, 2010
In this podcast Ricardo discuss the critical success factors of the use of earned value in projects. He presents the main areas where everybody must pay attention while using the technique and also approaches the relevance of the proper understanding (...)
- Directly from the Organizational Success & Excellence Event in Amman - Jordan
- December 14th, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo presents the highlights of the conference realized last week in Amman, Jordan. The event discussed the association between leadership, governance, execution and strategy. Ricardo leaded the discussions about execution and (...)
- Importance of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to the Project Cost Management
- August 17th, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo discuss the relevance of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to the Project Cost Management, specifically during the budget estimating. The podcast also discuss the influence of the WBS quality to the budget quality and the (...)
- The Cost of Quality
- June 22nd, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the concept of quality vs. the costs included to deliver the quality. He shows that the costs related to the creation of attributes that aren't perceived by the client are a direct waste of capital. On the (...)
- Key Performance Index
- September 22nd, 2008
In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the KPI - Key Performance Indexes. KPIs are indexes that give the project a numeric result. He explains that these indexes can show the status of the schedule, cost, scope, quality and other issues. (...)
- Earned Value Project Management
- July 2nd, 2007
In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the main concepts involved in the earned value analysis. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.
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