Ricardo Vargas' 5 Minutes PM Podcast is a great initiative. He presents several topics related to project management, as well as news from important events that take place around the world. Anyone who holds a PMP credential should listen to his podcasts in order to keep his/her continuous learning in project management!
I´ve known Ricardo Viana Vargas on 1996, and he was a very smart, energized and enthusiastic guy, trying to succeed on a matter called ‘Project Management’. At this age, some people talked a lot of this, some of them said they were doing, but the big majority of all (included myself) didn´t have a clear idea on what this could really mean. Ricardo, on a bright self-made career as a project manager, teacher, lecturer and business consultant, built a world class brand associating his name ... Expand
I´ve known Ricardo Viana Vargas on 1996, and he was a very smart, energized and enthusiastic guy, trying to succeed on a matter called ‘Project Management’. At this age, some people talked a lot of this, some of them said they were doing, but the big majority of all (included myself) didn´t have a clear idea on what this could really mean. Ricardo, on a bright self-made career as a project manager, teacher, lecturer and business consultant, built a world class brand associating his name to the project manager discipline. Nowadays, professional project managers all around the world, that is anyone that seriously works with project management, knows the name of this sympathetic, talented, strongly committed to leveraging business results, included huge global companies. He is, truly, a effective reference on this matter. For me, besides this, he´s still the same simple guy that I´ve known on a very long time. I´m very proud to see how a man, overcoming himself and starting from the early beginning, can built a brand new path for him and for all of us. Thank you, Ricardo. Thank you, old friend. And go ahead!...
Ricardo and I served on the PMI Board of Directors together for 2 years. After his first year on the board, Ricardo was entrusted with the position of Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Ricardo was able to impress everyone with this ability to lead this team and facilitate some difficult discussions. He not only exhibited a great deal of intelligence, but also integrity and honesty. His work in this position helped provide an excellent foundation for him to serve as PMI Chairman in 2009. Ricardo is a personable and genuine person. He is both a valued friend and colleague.
Ricardo is a highly skilled professional and leader who is able to inspire, motivate, and direct teams to accomplish great things. As the Chair of PMI he led a culturally diverse Board and organization with vision, insight, and enthusiasm. He is a highly-regarded leader in the project management community, and a lot of fun to work with even in the most challenging and serious discussions. He possesses all the hard skills that one would expect and excells at the soft skills that set him apart from the masses.
Crossed ways with Ricardo many times during PMI Leadership Conferences and Global Congresses. I found him as a knowledgeable, pleasant and a wise gentleman. His knowledge and experience in the fields of organizational and project management makes him an obvious choice for any challenging multi-cultural assignment, for which he is highy recommended.
Ricardo is a person that has a lot of energy. I know him as Component Mentor for Latin America and his contributions in that role are numerous. Being a practitioner, trainer and an author he is well-known in PM circles and has risen to well-deserved positions at PMI and his personal life. I wish him all the luck.
Ricardo is one of the best trainers on Project Management working in Brazil nowadays. He has done at least two trainings per year for Siemens Brazil in the last 5 years and his approval by the participants is always 100%. I’m sure he is the responsible for our great success in achieving the number of 170 PMPs certified in our group in Brazil. I can finally say that his training worth how much it costs.