In this podcast, Ricardo talks about how to create a WBS. He explains that even though there are no specific rules to create a WBS, the most important thing is to allow the ones who will execute the work to fully understand what needs to be done. Ricardo also explains that the WBS does not provide any chronological sequence, but instead must guarantee that all the work to be produced is effectively broken down up to the point where the activities can be assigned to those who will execute them.
- 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.
- How to keep the Stakeholders informed about the Project Deliverables: The Secret of the Milestones
- July 27th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo gives tips on how to create your WBS to better communicate key project deliverables to the project stakeholders.
- 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 (...)
- Measuring the Physical Progress of the Project
- January 20th, 2014
How to measure how far you are to finish a task where creativity is relevant and inspiration can accelerate or decelerate the progress? In this podcast, Ricardo talks about how we can best measure the real physical progress of the project and (...)
- 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 (...)
- The WBS Dictionary
- January 21st, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Dictionary. He explains that this document may be called the work packages instruction manual and gives tips on how to plan well your dictionary.
- 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 (...)
- When Much sometimes is Too Much
- July 23rd, 2012
In this podcast, listen Ricardo's opinion on the level of detail of the project scope. How much detail we have to pursue? What is a good size for a work package?
- 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 (...)
- 10 Reasons for Project Failure - Part 2/2
- April 10th, 2012
In this second podcast in the series, Ricardo talks about five more causes for the failure of a project. He commented about the importance of communication, project planning, change management, leadership and resources for the project.
- What is the Difference Between WBS Item, Work Package, Tasks and WBS Dictionary?
- March 26th, 2012
In this podcast, Ricardo talks in detail about the components of the WBS. He gives several examples and tips, and explains that the WBS is a fundamental tool for the project and will ensure that the project will deliver the service or product that is (...)
- 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 (...)
- Where do I document the project objective?
- May 10th, 2011
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the project objectives and in which document it should be written. He explains that the Project Charter is the document where the project is born and the Scope Statement is a response to the Project Charter and is (...)
- Working With Multiple Projects
- August 9th, 2010
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the fractionation of a project into smaller slices. He explains that if the project is large you can divide it into phases when there is not dependency between them. He shows the advantages and disadvantages of (...)
- When Redefine the Project Baseline
- July 26th, 2010
In this podcast Ricardo talks about the concept of project baseline and discusses in which conditions is acceptable to redefine the baseline.
- How to Plan a Very Urgent Project?
- June 29th, 2010
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the key information that must be produced by the project manager when receives a very urgent project and need understand the purpose, scope, budget, schedule and constraints of the project in a very short (...)
- Automotive recall from the perspective of Project Management
- March 8th, 2010
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the problems of recall in the automotive industry which occurred in February and how project management can help in situations like this. He explains that there is an increasing pressure on time and lower costs, (...)
- Importance of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to the Project Cost Management
- August 17th, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo discuss the relevance of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to the Project Cost Management, specifically during the budget estimating. The podcast also discuss the influence of the WBS quality to the budget quality and the (...)
- Changes Regarding Preliminary Scope Statement and Collect Requirements at PMBOK 4th Edition
- August 3rd, 2009
In this podcast Ricardo talks about the changes related to the Integration and Scope Management at the PMBOK Guide 4th editon. He discuss the removal of the process related to the preliminary scope statement and the insertion of the process to (...)
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