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. The PM role is to take the right decision to lead the project to success.
- Project Director, Manager, Coordinator or Leader: Who am I?
- November 16th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo raises one question and makes assumptions about why some organizations sometimes provide different titles for whom is responsible for the project management.
- How to Keep your Motivation as a Project Manager
- July 15th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the importance of self-motivation. He explains that in addition to worry about keeping her team motivated the project manager must think about her own motivation and make decisions for the sake of the project and (...)
- Career in Project Management - Part 5 of 5: Ethics, Relationship and Final Messages
- June 2nd, 2014
In this last episode of the series of 5 podcasts on career, Ricardo closes the 10 dimensions of career in project management subject, now addressing the ethics and relationship dimensions. He also gives his final messages about this series.
- Career in Project Management - Part 4 of 5: Flexibility and Self Knowledge
- May 25th, 2014
In this fourth episode of the series of 5 podcasts on career, Ricardo continues talking about the 10 dimensions of career in project management, now addressing the flexibility and self knowledge dimensions. He says that we need to be flexible to (...)
- 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. (...)
- Measuring the Physical Progress of the Project
- January 20th, 2014
How to measure how far you are to finish a task where creativity is relevant and inspiration can accelerate or decelerate the progress? In this podcast, Ricardo talks about how we can best measure the real physical progress of the project and (...)
- Perspective 2014
- December 30th, 2013
In this podcast, the last one of 2013, Ricardo talks about his perspectives for next year, in the world of project management. He highlights that the project manager's technical ability is becoming something already established and the professional (...)
- Retrospective 2013
- December 24th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo makes his retrospective of 2013. Again, a year with mixed feelings. A good year for some, a tough one for others. One of the points highlighted by Ricardo was the dangerous excess of expectation, from companies, governments (...)
- 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 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 (...)
- 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.
- Inside Triple-E: The World's Largest Ship
- September 30th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about his visit to the world's largest ship, the Danish Triple-E, which was anchored in the Copenhagen harbor this month. The ship was manufactured in South Korea and has several technological solutions of a sustainable (...)
- Workaround: The 2 Sides of the Same Coin
- August 5th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo throws the question: is improvisation during a project always something negative? He cites scenarios where improvisation can be good and how we can take advantage of that.
- Superman, Darth Vader or Poor Man? Who is Really the Project Manager?
- July 22nd, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo gives his opinion about a topic discussed on social networks all the time: who is the project manager? Ricardo addresses three possibilities, would the project manager be a superman, an evil being or a poor man?
- Do not think that the software is your Project Manager
- May 27th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo is incisive on commenting the relevance and importance of the correct use of project management software. He makes it clear that the fundamentals of project management can not be forgotten because they are much more important (...)
- Why are we so afraid of failure?
- May 20th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo proposes to us a reflection: why, in both our professional and personal lives, the fear of failure bothers us so much? He says that many societies value the success and penalize failure at the same intensity, and leaves the (...)
- The Importance of Proactivity in Negotiations
- February 18th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo explains the importance of understanding the difference between passive and proactive behavior in negotiations. He cites the books "Getting Past No" and "Getting To Yes" by William Ury.
- Career Transition in Project Management
- February 11th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo gives tips for those who are wanting to change careers toward Project Management. He talks a bit about his own career and shows how we must be willing to break new ground, expanding our career options.
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