In this podcast, Ricardo explains when it’s necessary to detail or not a project during the prioritization process within the portfolio management. He also talks about some types of information needed to detect which are the most viable projects for an organization.
- Identifying, Training and Living Together with the Pet Projects
- August 4th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about a type of project that is often special to certain people within the organization, but does not show real benefits and offer significant value. He gives tips on how to handle this kind of pet projects in a (...)
- 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 (...)
- Why is so complex to be Simple and Effective during the Project Selection?
- July 8th, 2013
In this podcast, in the traditional time of the year where companies are planning their projects for the next year, or years, Ricardo talks about the three factors that complicate the way that we should approach the process of selecting projects in a (...)
- Why is it So Hard to Define Clear Criteria for Selecting Projects?
- May 13th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo lists the three main reasons why it is so difficult to establish criteria for selecting projects in a Portfolio Management. They are: the lack of clarity in the strategic objectives, the difficulty in measuring intangibles (...)
- 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 and the PMO: Understanding the Issue of the Authority
- July 12th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo shares his understanding about the organization's hierarchy and the project manager. He also explains the differences between the role of the project manager and the role of the project office.
- Directly from the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2012 in London
- June 20th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo, directly from London, talks about the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2012, meeting to address Portfolio Management and IT Governance. He talks about the main topics discussed at the Summit, especially the strategic value (...)
- Calculating the Return on Investment of the PMO - Part 2/2
- June 4th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo continues to talk about his study to create a mathematical model to calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) of a Project Management Office (PMO). Remember to first download the reference material, the Processes Flow and the (...)
- Calculating the Return on Investment of the PMO - Part 1/2
- May 28th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about his study to create a mathematical model to calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) of a Project Management Office (PMO). How to calculate the result of all projects, even those from areas like Human Resources (...)
- Demystifying the Portfolio Management – Part 3/3: A comparison and Decision
- March 8th, 2012
In this third and final podcast of the series, Ricardo talks about the comparison to the project selection and choice. He gives two examples of comparison one simpler - the weighted score matrix, and other more complex - AHP - Analytic Hierarchy (...)
- Demystifying the Portfolio Management – Part 2/3: The Criteria
- March 5th, 2012
In this second podcast of the series, Ricardo talks about the selection criteria in portfolio management. He explains that in addition to financial criteria, there are others who may be considered and, even if it is intangible, there are ways to make (...)
- Demystifying the Portfolio Management - Part 1/3: The Strategy's Side
- February 27th, 2012
In this first podcast of the serie, Ricardo talks about the strategic and the portfolio management. He explains that if the manager does not know what is the strategy of the organization, its a waste of time to create comparative to select projects. (...)
- Using Project Management to Plan your Year - Part 2/2
- January 9th, 2012
In this second podcast of the series, Ricardo talks about portfolio management of personal projects. He explains that it is necessary to map and select which projects will be undertaken, which will be later, a which will not be made and which (...)
- Using Project Management to Plan Your Year - Part 1/2
- January 2nd, 2012
In this first podcast of 2, Ricardo gives some tips on how to manage personal projects that take place during the year. He exemplifies with the planning he did for his personal projects for 2011 and 2012. Ricardo explains that the first thing he did (...)
- PMI Career Framework
- September 1st, 2010
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about PMI Career Framework, which is an initiative to provide organizations and professionals with the necessary support for job descriptions in project, program and portfolio management, at no cost. He explains that (...)
- What is the real meaning of the word project?
- August 23rd, 2010
In this podcast, Ricardo discusses the definition of the word "project". He says that the word "project" has two meanings. The first is related to the endeavor needed to produce a unique product or service, as presented in the PMBOK® Guide. The (...)
- The Cost of Project Management
- August 2nd, 2010
In this podcast, Ricardo explains where the costs related to project management should be registered. He points that, according to surveys, the costs of project management range from 0.5% to 2% of the project total costs, and that, even though many (...)
- Project Selection Criteria - Part 2 of 2
- March 1st, 2010
In the second installment of a two-part series, Ricardo talks about other criteria that should be considered while selecting projects. He explains that the weight of each criterion depends on the company's scenario, and that the selection of projects (...)
- Project Selection Criteria - Part 1 of 2
- February 22nd, 2010
In this podcast Ricardo discuss the main criteria used in the project selection to the portfolio. In this part 1/2, he approaches the relevance of using also non-financial metrics as criteria, like strategic fit, urgency and risk.
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