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 knowledge area, that together have a total of 47 processes, three more than in the fourth edition of the Guide.
- 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.
- Directly from the PMI Global Congress North America 2014 in Phoenix - USA
- October 29th, 2014
Ricardo comments on the PMI Global Congress North America, held in October 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. He highlights the more informal approach of the event and the inspirational talk by former basketball player, Earvin "Magic" Johnson. He also gives (...)
- 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 (...)
- Dealing with a Weak Sponsor/Sponsorship
- September 30th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about when a project has sponsorship issues. He explains how to proceed in two scenarios: when there is a sponsor with little interest in the project or when the sponsor does not have enough power to fulfill his role.
- How to keep the Stakeholders informed about the Project Deliverables: The Secret of the Milestones
- July 27th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo gives tips on how to create your WBS to better communicate key project deliverables to the project stakeholders.
- 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. (...)
- 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.
- There is No Good Deal with Those Who are Not Good: The Lack of Good Faith in Projects
- November 25th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about a complex situation where a stakeholder, on the client side, refuses to accept deliveries, seeking to impute contractual penalties to the company managing the project. Ricardo shows two actions, on preventive and (...)
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- Understanding that Processes and Projects are not the same thing
- October 21st, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the differences between processes and projects. There is still much confusion in people's minds about the characteristics and purposes of one or the other. Ricardo seeks to remedy this confusion by bringing a few (...)
- Understanding the Project Closeout
- September 16th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the process of project closure. He explains the various reasons why it is important to make the closing correctly and lists the documents required for this phase of 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- April 8th, 2013
- 9260 views
- Tags: Books, Certification, PMBOK, PMI, PMI Knowledge Area, Processes, Processes Flow, Stakeholders, Standards,
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