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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!

Roberto Gattoni - Project Manager

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!...


Renato Piccinin

Endorsing Ricardo Vargas is like taking sand to the beach, almost like speaking well of the queen of a bee hive.

Sergio Moschioni - Project Coordinator

Ricardo is one of the references that I have in project management. Besides being a professional with great experience and technical knowledge he is characterized by personal generosity unmatched when it comes to helping people, regardless of the closeness that they have it.

Marco Antonio L. Lo Visco

Ricardo's passion for project management is unsurpassed. He is certainly one of the best senior program manager I have seen in my career.

Marcos Araújo

Ricardo Viana Vargas is a professional who has a deep involvement with the Project Management profession. He has a vast knowledge in the area and shares it with all colleagues, thus the result is the success he has!!

Marcio Medeiros de Almeida, PMP - Senior Consultant of Projects & Programs

Ricardo Viana Vargas is a professional who has a deep involvement with the category of Project Managers, as he has a vast knowledge in the sector and shares it with all colleagues, the result is the success he has. I really like the books he writes, his articles and videos. He as a project manager is an example to be followed. It would be an honor for me to someday work with him on the same project. I am studying this area for 10 years and got him as an excellent professional. I recommend him.

  • PMI
  • 08/08/2010
  • Location: Pennsylvania, USA
  • Source: Linkedin

Philip Diab

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.


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