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 people consider 1% to be expensive, when any error arises from the lack of an adequate management, the correcting costs are much higher than just 1%.
- 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 the Difference Between Cost and Price
- January 14th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the difference between cost and price. Many people are confused and Ricardo explains what's behind each one, differentiating them.
- 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.
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- The cost of Project Management and the PMO
- June 28th, 2011
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about how appropriate the amounts allocated to the project management activities in the project. He explains that there is no an international standard to define the values, but there are good practices. Ricardo also (...)
- Differentiating the Functions of the Project Manager and the Project Management Office
- September 28th, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo talks about the misunderstanding that many professionals make about the roles of the project manager and the PMO. Many professionals assert incorrectly that the management of the project is a PMO role. He also explains the (...)
- Project Management Office (PMO) - Part 2
- April 30th, 2007
Ricardo Vargas continues the 2 weeks ago Podcast about project management office. He presents the PMO Implementation and main challenges. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese (...)
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