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Applying Neural Networks and Analogous Estimating to Determine the Project Budget

In this episode, Ricardo talks about how neural networks and the analogous estimating can help when determining the project budget, especially when you have access to reliable historical information.


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October 13
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Differences between Replanning and Reprogramming a Project

In this episode, Ricardo talks about a article by Dorothy Tiffany, entitled “Replanning the Performance Measurement Baseline”, which addresses the differences between replanning or reprogramming a project that presents problems. The slides are available at

September 23
Psychological Contract: The contract you do not need to sign

In this episode, Ricardo talks about a kind of invisible contract that governs people’s relations within organizations and that can have a significant impact on the project’s success or failure.

September 08
International Career in Project Management

In this episode, Ricardo lists 5 crucial points for those who want to develop an international career in project management.

August 19
Heat Maps
7 Principles of Stakeholder Engagement
Differentiating Mission and Vision


Analytical Hierarchy Process, Earned Value and other Project Management Themes – Second Edition

Presenting a compendium of Ricardo Vargas’s work, that brings fourteen articles from 1999 to 2015 that will help you understand better the project management context.


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33 Websites That Will Make You a Genius

The web is increasingly becoming a powerful resource that can easily help you learn something new everyday. These awesome sites are just what you need.



How an Ocean View is Making Our Competition Irrelevant

I used to think a lot about our competitors. And with good reason. What entrepreneur do you know that doesn’t spend some time thinking about how to outdo their competition?
About a year ago, I read a book that changed my way of thinking forever.

3 Ways to Encourage Smarter Teamwork

Business problems today are too big for any one person to solve. Agile teams are much more effective at solving problems than are lone geniuses. So why do we still reward the smartest people in the room more so than those who excel at working with others?



Stories of refugees and aid workers.

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, protects and assists people fleeing conflict or persecution. Established in 1951, it now has a staff of more than 8,000 working in 126 countries. It has twice been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

EVENTS Ricardo Vargas'S Speaking Engagements and keynotes
IX Conferencia PMI Portugal
November 05 | Lisbon – Portugal
14º Seminário Internacional de Gerenciamento de Projetos

“Liderando pessoas em Cenários Instáveis"

November 09 | São Paulo – Brazil
I Simpósio Internacional de Gestão de ​​Projetos, Processos e Inovação na área d​a Saúde​​​​​​​​ – Hospital Albert Einstein
November 12 | São Paulo – Brazil
PMDay Bulgaria 2015

"Developing and Delivering Projects in the Humanitarian Context: The UNOPS experience with Change, Challenges and Opportunities"

November 20 | Sofia – Bulgaria
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Qatar 2015

"Embedding sustainability into the organisation’s DNA to transform your business and create long-term success: The UNOPS Case”

November 24 | Qatar - United Arab Emirates
BOOKS READING Recommendations
Capa do Livro
Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the Pmo: Multiplying Roi at Warp Speed


Capa do Livro
Project Portfolio Management Tools and Techniques


Capa do Livro
Project Portfolio Management: A Practical Guide to Selecting Projects, Managing Portfolios, and Maximizing Benefits
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