In this podcast Ricardo Vargas pays tribute to Greg Balestrero, President and CEO of PMI. He highlights Greg’s dedication and commitment to PMI during his 8 years as the institution’s main executive, leading the world’s most important organization dedicated to project management. Ricardo also emphasizes the transition of the Institute’s new executive leader, Mark Langley, who takes over as President and CEO in 2011.
- 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 the PMO Symposium 2013 in San Diego - USA
- November 13th, 2013
In this podcast, directly from the PMO Symposium 2013 in San Diego, Ricardo makes a brief summary of his perceptions about the main themes of the event, and comments the keynotes by Robert Kaplan (one of the creators of the Balanced Score Card - BSC) (...)
- 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 (...)
- Directly from the PMI EF Disaster Recovery Workshop in Alexandria - USA
- July 1st, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks directly from Alexandria, USA, about the PMI Educational Foundation Disaster Recovery Workshop. The workshop brought together experts from around the world to discuss the application of project management in disaster (...)
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- Directly from the PMI Global Congress 2012 - North America in Vancouver - Canada
- October 22nd, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the PMI Global Congress which took place in Vancouver, Canada. He makes a brief summary of his perceptions of the key topics of the event, such as Portfolio Management, which is the new challenge of the coming (...)
- 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.
- Directly from PMI Global Congress EMEA 2012 in Marseille - France
- May 7th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talked directly from Marseille, France, during the PMI Global Congress that brought together participants from 37 countries.
- 10 Reasons for Project Failure - Part 2 of 2
- April 10th, 2012
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.
- Tragedy in Haiti: It is Time to Think in PM for Post Disaster Recovery
- January 25th, 2010
In this podcast Ricardo talks about the disaster that happened in Haiti on January 12, 2010, making a reflection about the facts using the Project Management perspective and how coordinated activities promoted by PM practices can bring agility to the (...)
- The Project Manager is Not the Project Secretary
- December 7th, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo discusses the real role of the project manager as a decision maker. He afirms that the project manager doesn't have the function of only generate elegant reports and preparing meetings. His/her role goes above and beyond this. (...)
- Directly from the PMI Global Congress 2009 NA in Orlando USA
- October 12th, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo Vargas talks about the highlights of the PMI Global Congress North America that is happening in this October in Orlando - FL - USA. The congress had 2,500 attendees from 52 countries. Topics like sustainability and the 40 (...)
- 7 Soft Skills for the Project Manager
- September 14th, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo talks again about the relevance of the soft skills for the project manager. He presents in this podcast 7 indispensable abilities to a successful Project Manager.
- 2014 FIFA Soccer WorldCup in Brazil
- July 27th, 2009
Podcast that Ricardo return back to the project management needs to the 2014 Soccer WorldCup in Brazil. The podcast was recorded in order to complement the interview that he gave to the brazilian magazine Amanhã (tomorrow). If you are interested in (...)
- Directly from the PMI Global Congress EMEA 2009 in Amsterdam
- May 18th, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo Vargas presents the highlights of the PMI Global Congress EMEA 2009 in Amsterdam - Netherlands. Topics like the Chaos Theory, politics and finance in project, creativity and Agile are the most discussed topics in a congress (...)
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