In this podcast Ricardo talks about the changes related to the Procurement processes, where some of the 6 processes described in the third edition of the PMBOK Guide were melted, resulting in 4 process at the PMBOK 4th Edition. This new structure gave more clarity and fluidity for the readers, summing up all the procurement process with the verbs “Plan”, “Conduct”, “Administer” and “Close”. Other important aspect is the replacement of the term “contract” by the term “procurement”, giving more extend to the concepts, allowing that the processes cover the administration and closure of the the acquisitions without a “required” contract.
- Why is Change Management Important? Part 2 of 2
- May 25th, 2015
In this episode, Ricardo continues to talk about Change Management. He explains the change curve by giving examples that help illustrate the stages people go when they face change and what is the role of the project manager in the process.
- Why is Change Management Important? Part 1 of 2
- May 20th, 2015
In this episode, Ricardo shares, inspired by a certification course he's attending this week, several interesting points about Change Management. He emphasizes that people hate change and show how the project manager should address the different (...)
- Understanding the Change Components and the Projects
- June 30th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about projects as change agents. How can a project help us to improve the way to run our business or to change the business components in the face of a new competitor?
- FIDIC Contracts: Scope, Risks and Procurement Processes
- June 23rd, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the types of contracts of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). These contracts are widely used in engineering projects and published as books. Ricardo explains that the contracts are well (...)
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- 5 Ideas to Mitigate the Scope Changes in Your Project - Part 2 of 2
- July 2nd, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo continues to talk about how can we minimize scope changes in a project. He suggests another three other control measures: the formalization, the phasing of the project and the rolling wave planning.
- 5 Ideas to Mitigate the Scope Changes in Your Project - Part 1 of 2
- June 27th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about how can we minimize scope changes in a project. He explains that we need to have a connection between the functional scope, client-oriented, and the technical scope, that is team-oriented. And that we also should (...)
- Replanning x Rescheduling a Project
- March 15th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas discusses the main differences between replanning and rescheduling a project. Although both have as their objective to apply the decisions of the change control process, the approach and scope of changes in each case (...)
- My sponsor has changed. And now?
- September 19th, 2011
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the actions that the project manager should have when the sponsor of the project changes. He explains that although the sponsor is the great supporter of the project, this is a natural fact, he also gives 4 tips (...)
- Procurement Management and Claims
- March 30th, 2011
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the relationship between suppliers and customers, the process of procurement management and claims. He explains that often the claim generates a discomfort between the parties and that the best way to avoid this (...)
- Change Management and Culture: The 2010 FIFA Worldcup Rules and Referees
- July 5th, 2010
Ricardo presents in this podcast his reflexions about the polemic generated by the referees in the FIFA Worldcup matches and the FIFA resistance in provide this changes. He also discuss the cultural aspects of change and compare this resistance with (...)
- Integrated Change Control System
- February 8th, 2010
In this podcast Ricardo talks about the importance of project change management. He assert that the relevant is not to avoid the change, but manage it in a proper and assertive way, aiming the global benefit for the project.
- PMBOK Guide 4th Edition Process Flow
- November 23rd, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo presents the PMBOK Guide (c) 4th Edition process flow. In the flow, the 42 processes of PMBOK are organized based on the natural project flow and not by the knowledge area. The final artwork of the flow is available for free (...)
- Five Big Trends in Project Management - PM Network Report
- August 24th, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo discusses the III Annual PM Network Trend Report, published in June, 2009. He presents the main trends in projects induced by the global crisis and how companies and professionals can benefit themselves from this scenario. The (...)
- Changes Regarding Preliminary Scope Statement and Collect Requirements at PMBOK 4th Edition
- August 3rd, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo talks about the changes related to the Integration and Scope Management at the PMBOK Guide 4th editon. He discuss the removal of the process related to the preliminary scope statement and the insertion of the process to (...)
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