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 was his strategic map and throughout the year, was taking notes of all kinds of projects that have appeared. In the end of 2011, Ricardo did the planning for 2012 selecting the projects he noted and using a scale of benefit X effort/cost.
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- What is the Level of Detail in the Information Provided to Project Applying for the Portfolio?
- July 12th, 2011
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 (...)
- Defining Project Success – Part 2 of 2
- February 6th, 2011
In this second podcast of the series, Ricardo talks about the success in projects from the perspective of the sponsor or the executive. He explains that the project must be aligned with the company's strategic planning, generate strategic benefits, (...)
- 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 (...)
- Strategy and the Delta Model – Part 2 of 2
- June 7th, 2010
In this second podcast about the corporate strategy course that Ricardo took at MIT, he talks about the lock-in position with the customer, ie, to create an unique channel with your customers by offering customized and complete solutions. Ricardo (...)
- Strategy and Delta Model - Part 1 of 2
- May 31st, 2010
In this podcast Ricardo talks about the course of Corporate Strategy that he took at MIT. In the course the focus was the strategic model called Delta Model, where the customer relationship is the cornerstone of any strategy. The course was conducted (...)
- 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.
- Retrospective of 2009
- December 21st, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo makes a retrospective of project management in the world in 2009. He presentes the 5 highlights of the year in project, including Portfolio Management, Crisis Management and the government participation and bailout to (...)
- Balanced Scorecard and Porfolio Management
- August 27th, 2007
In this podcast Ricardo Vargas presents the relationship between Balanced Scorecard and Portfolio Management, discussing about the sinergy between the 2 solutions, where the concepts of strategic office and project office are associated to improve (...)
- Portfolio Management - New Trends!
- March 5th, 2007
In this podcast, Ricardo Vargas talks about portfolio management, its main characteristics and importance for the organizations when aligned to project management. He deals with the main differences between project management office and portfolio (...)
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