Abrahão Henrique

Ricardo, besides being
who he is in the “Project Management Good Practices” world, is an example of
humility and selflessness.

Emad E. Aziz

Ricardo was a keynote speaker at our conference P2P 2009, and his speach was inspiring to all attendees at different levels. Ricardo inspired the audience and enlightened them to the value of project management and its increasing relevance at times of crisis. Ricardo also used the opportunity to connect with business and government leaders in Egypt, advocating for Project Management and PMI. I have worked with Ricardo on a few other consultancy engagements afterwards, and would strongly recommend him for his extensive knowledge of Project Management.

Jorge Arthur Leitão

I know Ricardo Vargas for many years, and he is one of the people I really admire in our Industry. I’m proud to display his recommendation in my profile, and that he asked me for a recommendation. Ricardo is skilled professional who has a deep knowledge in Project Management, but what is outstanding is his constant willingness to share his knowledge. He is a true leader on the Project Management Community in Brazil and Latin America, who achieved by the vote of his peers the role of Chair for PMI. Hardworking, visionary, relentless, charismatic and a great communicator; all those adjectives could pretty well describe Ricardo, but beyond all that, he is a gentleman, family man, caring human being that has overcome his challenges with grace and kindness.

Ozeas Vieira Santana Filho

It is easy to recommend a quality professional as Ricardo. He has a great communication skill and he is one of the most knowledgeable person in project management. He and Finocchio did a great job delivering the PMDOME workshop at Senac.

  • PMI
  • 15/09/2010
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal

José Ângelo da Costa Pinto

Ricardo is the ideal Project Manager. He is organized, disciplined, methodological, has a deep knowledge of Project, Portfolio and Program management theories and practices. He has also a great experience, not only as Project Manager but also on the Management of large and big companies. He is also a great strategist: He is able to produce, visualize and maintain a vision of the future and make it real through hard work and ability to communicate. Ricardo is a phenomenal leader. He feels at ease in multimillion dollar boards and he feels at ease with people that are still in the early stages in their professional carrier. And this is done with the same very high empathy, energy and enthusiasm that is even contagious and makes as much more optimists and much more self-confidents. Ricardo is an excellent communicator and a fantastic speaker. I have the privilege of having listened to several of his speeches especially in 2009, as he was the PMI Chair of the Board and they were always very interesting, illuminating and always very welcomed by the public. He was in Portugal as a Key Note Speaker in our conference in 2009 and this was one of the highest points of the event. Portuguese project managers really liked the way he explained what the future of the profession for him was and he truly communicated this vision. Ricardo is the ideal Project Manager, but he is so much more than that. He is a dedicated, result oriented, intelligent, emotional competent and, at the same time, he is an excellent person, with very high ethical and honesty standards and with a passion and love for the profession of Project Management and for the Project Managers. And he can communicate this passion and love to others, improving them and making them also better professionals. One special and necessary word for the 5 Minutes Project Management Podcasts that Ricardo produces every week since 2007. Ricardo can explain the concepts, the tools, the techniques, the methodology and even the environment and
ambient that the Project Manager has to deal with in a way that everyone can understand and with a cost (5 minutes) benefit (having a concept, a technique, etcetera explained and understood) ratio for the listener that is really low. It is a privilege to know people like Ricardo.

Sandra Delfim

Ricardo is one of the best Project Management Consultant. He´s very creative and has large international experiences on Project Management Trainings and innovate ideas. If you´re looking for a Project Management, Leadership or Team Building trainings, you have to contact Ricardo. He´ll surprises you and you´ll add value to your team. One special remark is his DOME training. Your leaders will work in a different manner after participating on this.

Lynn Smith, GWCPM

When I think of Ricardo, I think “Wow”. How can one man accomplish so much? I have had the pleasure to know him since 2002, beginning with him sharing his passion and expertise for project management to ESI clients. Since then, I have watched him go on to grow and launch successful businesses, author books, create new products and services – the list of accomplishments is endless and continues to grow. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with him, should. Ricardo Vargas is an amazing individual.

  • PMI
  • 24/02/2007
  • Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Source: Linkedin

Wagner Maxsen

Ricardo Vargas is an extremely capable professional who combines a strong business acumen with the ability to conceive profitable and efficient solutions for corporate strategies. While he is definitely the most proficient professional I know in the field of project management, he is also a master in the techniques of lectures and a true believer of team building. He’s been my inspiration for quite a long time now.