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?
- Cost Estimating – Part 2 of 3
- March 2nd, 2015
In this episode, Ricardo continues to talk about cost estimates, explaining how to use the capacity factor to calculate costs when there is economy of scale.
- Cost Estimating – Part 1 of 3
- February 23rd, 2015
In this episode, the first in a series of three podcasts on costing, Ricardo talks about the types of analysis that we can do during the project cost estimation.
- The Danger of Multitasking in Projects
- November 11th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the danger of performing multiple tasks without understanding the implications. He explains that we must always consider the residual time between tasks and the real time (or Takt Time) of each task. The Takt Time (...)
- 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 (...)
- Understanding the Effort Driven Task in a Project
- June 16th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the effort driven tasks. He explains their advantages and how we can use them in our project management.
- Career in Project Management - Part 5 of 5: Ethics, Relationship and Final Messages
- June 2nd, 2014
In this last episode of the series of 5 podcasts on career, Ricardo closes the 10 dimensions of career in project management subject, now addressing the ethics and relationship dimensions. He also gives his final messages about this series.
- Career in Project Management - Part 4 of 5: Flexibility and Self Knowledge
- May 25th, 2014
In this fourth episode of the series of 5 podcasts on career, Ricardo continues talking about the 10 dimensions of career in project management, now addressing the flexibility and self knowledge dimensions. He says that we need to be flexible to (...)
- Career in Project Management - Part 3 of 5: Persistence and Dynamism
- May 19th, 2014
In this third episode of the series of 5 podcasts on career, Ricardo continues talking about the 10 dimensions of career in project management, now addressing the persistence and dynamism dimensions. He says that these two dimensions are crucial to (...)
- Career in Project Management - Part 2 of 5: Focus and Planning
- May 12th, 2014
In this second episode of the podcasts series on career, Ricardo continues talking about the 10 dimensions of career in project management, now addressing the focus and planning dimensions. He explains how to focus and how to plan realistically your (...)
- 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.
- Do you really know the meaning of the different tasks relationships? - Part 2 of 2
- February 3rd, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo continues to talk about the types of relationships between the activities in the schedule. Today he tackles the Finish-to-Finish and the Start-to-Finish types. At the end, he leaves a great tip.
- Do you really know the meaning of the different tasks relationships? - Part 1 of 2
- January 27th, 2014
In this first podcast of two, Ricardo talks about the types of relationships between the activities in the schedule. It's a simple concept but a lot of people do not fully understand when putting it into practice. This week, Ricardo explains when to (...)
- 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 (...)
- Lines of Balance - Part 2 of 2
- January 12th, 2014
In this second part of the podcast about Lines of Balance, Ricardo talks more about how this concept can be used in the project's planning and control phases. This time, Ricardo gives an example about the application of lines of balance in an (...)
- Lines of Balance - Part 1 of 2
- January 6th, 2014
In this podcast, Ricardo begins to explain what Line of Balance are and how can they be used. He gives an example of how to plan repetitive tasks in order to achieve optimal resources allocation and also know how the project's speed and progress (...)
- 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 (...)
- Software Development Projects: Are There Too Many Tribal Chiefs to Few Indians?
- March 18th, 2013
In this podcast, Ricardo comments an article that criticizes the current model of project management in software development companies. The article says that several companies are allocating more project managers than developers in their teams, (...)
- 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.
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