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, financial results and that these benefits should be defined at the initiation of the project.
- Where should I register the assumptions and restrictions?
- March 26th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo explains that, unlike what many people think, the assumptions and restrictions (or constraints) often need to be registered not only in one but in several documents throughout the progression of the project planning.
- Cultural Differences: Why Awareness and Respect are Vital for the Project Success
- November 20th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the cultural differences within a project environment. He gives valuable tips on how the project manager must address the differences within his team, the sponsors and the stakeholders and can thus create an (...)
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- Getting to know the World of Megaprojects: Communications and Teams - Part 3 of 3
- December 3rd, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo concludes the series on megaprojects, talking about communication, teams and some success factors. He comments especially the importance of forming the core team of the project as soon as possible and to be careful on (...)
- Getting to know the World of Megaprojects: The FEL Process - Part 2 of 3
- November 26th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo continues the series of three podcasts about the world of megaprojects. In this episode, he talks more about the concept of FEL (Front End Loading) and its great importance. In the next and final episode, Ricardo talk about (...)
- Getting to know the World of Megaprojects: The Big Challenges - Part 1 of 3
- November 19th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo starts a series of podcasts about the world of mega projects. What makes a project a megaproject? Ricardo talks about the characteristics, risks, and impacts of the failure or success of a megaproject. He also begins to (...)
- Success Factors in Project Control
- September 24th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo addresses the factors that matter when you're controlling a project. He describes the top 3 factors that every Project Manager should address to effectively control the project.
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- Using Project Management to Plan Your Year - Part 1/2
- January 2nd, 2012
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 (...)
- Defining Project Success - Part 1 of 2
- January 31st, 2011
In this podcast Ricardo discusses the importance of characterizing the successful execution of a project by the regularity and precision of results and not by overcoming the plan. The project plan should be implemented and not necessarily overcome. (...)
- 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 (...)
- Make or Not Make Concessions: The Project Manager's Dilemma
- May 18th, 2010
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the concessions that the project manager often does. He explains that the concession usually is harmful to the project, because when the project manager makes a concession, he ceases to follow the plans, and shows (...)
- Seal, Madonna and U2 Concert - A Project Management Concert
- August 10th, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo describes his experience at the Madonna, U2 and Seal concerts. Much more than a musical concert, what he saw was an impeccable project management show.
- Project Versus Routine
- July 13th, 2009
Podcast that Ricardo presents and discuss in 5 minutes the main concepts and differences of projects and routine, talking in a practical way the limits that discriminate the routine work and project work.
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