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5 Minutes Podcast is a Ricardo Vargas creation that intends to present and debate the main news and themes in the project management field, in a practical and easy way.

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5 Minutes Podcast is a Ricardo Vargas creation that intends to present and debate the main news and themes in the project management field, in a practical and easy way.

    Why We Should Care about Psychological Safety

    Why We Should Care about Psychological Safety

    In this episode, Ricardo discusses the connection between our desire for adaptability, creativity, experimentation and innovation with common human feelings like fear and safety. Providing a psychologically safe environment is becoming a critical success factor in surviving and thriving in the current scenario.

    • 4 min
    Let’s be Mindful: What really is a Distinct Mindset?

    Let’s be Mindful: What really is a Distinct Mindset?

    In this episode, Ricardo comments on a recent LinkedIn post comparing “Project Management Thinking” with “Scrum Master Thinking”. The post clearly presents one side as a controller, authoritarian, centralizer, etc. and the other as a team player and an enabler. On a rare reply to posts, Ricardo mentioned that this is not the right comparison. This is a comparison between competent and incompetent professionals. There was an implicit desire to connect the method with a competence profile. Competence and leadership go above and beyond the tool or technique you use. Take a look at several capital projects failing despite utilizing the state of art project management plan. Note that 70% of all Digital transformation fail… Pretty much all of them using Agile methods. If the method were the solution, the COVID-19 crisis would not be a leadership crisis like we see today.

    • 6 min
    Understanding Scope Statement, Statement of Work and Requirements

    Understanding Scope Statement, Statement of Work and Requirements

    In this episode, Ricardo explains the fundamental difference between the scope you define for the project, the procurement documents you may use to source products and services, and the requirements you identify to set the boundaries of the work you need to do. It is essential to highlight that Ricardo does not restrict these documents to waterfall project management. They are useful for any approach you may use, and they can be presented in extremely different ways with different names.

    • 7 min
    It is Possible to Innovate and Create Value Without Destroying What is Currently in Place

    It is Possible to Innovate and Create Value Without Destroying What is Currently in Place

    In this episode, Ricardo reflects on our innovation and creative process. Recently he reviewed some concepts related to the “Blue Ocean Strategy” created by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne from INSEAD, and one aspect raised his interest: nondestructive creation/innovation.

    This podcast is his reflection on whether it is possible to innovate and create/deliver projects by expanding the market through new products and services and not necessarily by killing old products.

    The MIT Sloan article Ricardo references can be read at https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/nondisruptive-creation-rethinking-innovation-and-growth/

    • 5 min
    Agility and Agile are Not Necessarily the Same Thing

    Agility and Agile are Not Necessarily the Same Thing

    In this episode, Ricardo discusses the organizational and individual behaviour that shapes the concept of agility: rapid decision making, flat structure, decision close to the execution, adaptation to change. He also discusses the Agile methods or approaches that intends to help organizations embed the concept of agility inside their organizations. However, the problem goes above and beyond a technique. If you do not incorporate the Agile mindset and behaviour in the whole organization, you will only have a speedy process in a very incompetent organization. This is why people are now talking about Business Agility.

    • 6 min
    There is no Template for Life

    There is no Template for Life

    In this episode, Ricardo demonstrates his concerns about the blind use of templates everywhere. Despite being a reliable source of inspiration and ideas, the templates can make you think that your management work is just filling forms while, in reality, you should be thinking, deciding and acting.

    • 3 min

Opiniões de clientes

4.6 de 5
16 avaliações

16 avaliações

Rafael Cubas ,

Great opportunity

It is such a great opportunity for those who are commencing as PM to learn from more experienced professionals

Claudemir Doreto ,

Resgate no Chile

Ótimo comentário a respeito do processo completo do resgate no Chile. O controle das expectativas dos Stakeholders foi fantástico.

sjardim ,

Dicas excelentes embasadas na prática constante

Ricardo Vargas apresenta dicas que podem ser praticadas em todos os níveis de gerenciamento de projetos.

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