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 problem is to plan the project in the best possible way, defining in detail the scope and trying to document all the changes during the project.
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- 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.
- Procurement Processes Changes in the PMBOK Guide 4th Edition
- August 31st, 2009
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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- Project Change Control Board (CCB)
- November 24th, 2008
In this podcast, Ricardo explains what is, how works and how relevant is the project change control board (CCB), the most important team inside each project. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian (...)
- Change Management in Projects
- September 29th, 2008
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the displacement of positions caused by changes and the importance of communication while managing changes in projects. Ricardo also points out that every change is easier to assimilate when the information is (...)
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