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.
- 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 (...)
- Understanding that Processes and Projects are not the same thing
- October 21st, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the differences between processes and projects. There is still much confusion in people's minds about the characteristics and purposes of one or the other. Ricardo seeks to remedy this confusion by bringing a few (...)
- 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 (...)
- 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.
- 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, (...)
- 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. (...)
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