Ricardo Vargas talks in this Podcast the main tools and techniques to better identify the project risks. This podcast was recorded only in Brazilian Portuguese. The link below is for the Brazilian Portuguese version.
- Understanding the relation between the Scope size and the associated Risks
- September 22nd, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the relationship between the risks and the project scope. Not just the clarity of the scope, but also its amplitude, contribute to the amount of risk that must be managed.
- 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 (...)
- 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 (...)
- Ego, Vanity and Jealousy: The Project Manager's Drama
- October 7th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about ego, vanity and jealousy in the project environment. He gives tips on how we can deal with these personal characteristics that may directly or indirectly affect the project.
- The saving of the Costa Concordia
- September 23rd, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks, from the project management perspective, about the impressive salvage operation of the Italian liner Costa Concordia which crashed into rocks and sank on January 13, 2012.
- Understanding the Rolling Wave Planning
- July 15th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the concept of Rolling Wave Planning, which deals with the progressive elaboration of the project scope. He presents the pros and cons of this technique, giving answers to questions such as: "How do I get the (...)
- Understanding the Risk Attitude
- June 3rd, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about people's different attitudes and profiles against the risks. He explains these attitudes and profiles by analyzing a chart in the book "Understanding And Managing Risk Attitude", by David Hillson. See Ricardo's (...)
- The new Scope, Time and Cost Planning Processes of the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
- April 29th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo concludes the series of five podcasts on the PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition. He talks about the reasons behind the creation of processes "5.1", "6.1" and "7.1", Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management and Plan Cost (...)
- Stakeholder Management - PMBOK 5th Edition - Part 2 of 2
- April 22nd, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo continues to talk about the chapter 13 of the PMBOK® 5th Edition, Stakeholder Management. In this second podcast, Ricardo explains how to execute and control the Stakeholder Management Plan.
- Stakeholder Management - PMBOK 5th Edition - Part 1 of 2
- April 15th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the chapter 13 of the PMBOK® 5th Edition, Stakeholder Management. Ricardo comments on the characteristics of the four processes that have been grouped together in this new knowledge area. In the next podcast, (...)
- Main Differences between the 4th and the 5th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide
- April 8th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the main differences between the fourth and the fifth edition of the PMBOK ® Guide. He introduces the 10th knowledge area, Stakeholders, created for the fifth edition, and comments on the news in every other (...)
- The New PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition
- April 1st, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the fifth edition of the PMBOK® Guide, which is the most popular reference on project management. Ricardo comments on the new features of this new version of the standard and presents his new video, showing (...)
- There are something to be learned with the Tragedy in Santa Maria
- January 28th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the tragedy at the nightclub Kiss in Santa Maria, Brazil. From the viewpoint of project and risk management, Ricardo raises points and makes us think, so that accidents like this never happen again.
- 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 (...)
- The Success is a Danger
- November 5th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo throws the question: When success becomes a danger? When the project starts to work too well, success can go to your head? He talks about the consequences and give insights on how to prevent this from happening.
- Project Management as a Life Skill
- September 3rd, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo invites us to think in the Project Management concepts as skills for the personal and professional lifes of any person, not just project managers. Much of what is discussed in project management and many of its tools may be (...)
- The risk of pricing a project without Scope
- June 6th, 2011
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the difference between cost and price of the project and gives some tips to put the price on the project. He explains that it is often important to divide the project into two - the first to define the scope and (...)
- What is Possible to Learn in Risk Management from the Tragedy in Japan
- March 21st, 2011
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan with regards to project risk management. He explains that any given risk has a probability greater than zero and less than 100%. Ricardo mentions that this earthquake (...)
- How Different People See the Risk in Different Ways
- January 25th, 2011
In this podcast, Ricardo explains that the degree of risk exposure is the composition of the impact and severity of risk and that the definition of degree as high, medium or low involves the experience, culture, fears and emotions of those who are (...)
- Importance of Monitoring and Controlling Risks
- December 20th, 2010
In this podcast Ricardo discusses the importance of monitoring and controlling the risks. He says that the risks are "alive" and that monitoring is the only guarantee that the response will be really effective.
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