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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.

    How to Manage Coupled Dependencies in Projects

    How to Manage Coupled Dependencies in Projects

    This week, Ricardo talks about a type of relationship that is becoming increasingly popular: coupled dependencies. This kind of relationship increases the delivery speed. However, if not appropriately managed, this coupled dependency can increase the risks and the chances of rework. This is due to the set of assumptions teams needed to create these coupled dependencies.

    • 8 min
    Bowtie Method to Evaluate Risks

    Bowtie Method to Evaluate Risks

    This week, Ricardo talks about the evaluation of risks using the Bowtie method. The method has its roots in the oil and gas industry, but it is used today in several areas to visualize the event, the threats that could trigger the risk and its consequences. After evaluating the threats and consequences, the team should work together to identify barriers that they can implement to avoid or mitigate the threat or impact. It has this name because it has a visual shape of a bowtie.

    PS: The image related to this podcast is an actual bowtie on human performance hazard at the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK. Click here to see the original file.

    • 7 min
    Review Your Metrics Because They Lose Value Over Time

    Review Your Metrics Because They Lose Value Over Time

    This week, Ricardo talks about metrics and discusses why we should review metrics often to make sure they are still valuable. One of the main threats of old metrics is that people get used to the engine behind it, and they know exactly how to work so that they stay on permanent “green” without truly seeing the whole picture.

    • 6 min
    Spotify Model for Engineering Culture - Part 3/3

    Spotify Model for Engineering Culture - Part 3/3

    This week, Ricardo presents the last episode about the engineering culture created by Spotify to manage and deliver projects. The Spotify model aims to shape a culture of self-organized, autonomous teams, where independence and alignment combined with a strong focus on people and motivation aim to bring agility at scale with fast decoupled releases and an incredible sense of mutual trust. For more info about the Spotify engineering culture check at https://engineering.atspotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/

    • 6 min
    Spotify Model for Engineering Culture - Part 2/3

    Spotify Model for Engineering Culture - Part 2/3

    This week, Ricardo presents part 2 of 3 about the engineering culture created by Spotify to manage and deliver projects. The Spotify model aims to shape a culture of self-organized, autonomous teams, where independence and alignment combined with a strong focus on people and motivation aim to bring agility at scale with fast decoupled releases and an incredible sense of mutual trust. For more info about the Spotify engineering culture check at https://engineering.atspotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/

    • 7 min
    Spotify Model for Engineering Culture - Part 1/3

    Spotify Model for Engineering Culture - Part 1/3

    This week, Ricardo kicks off a series of 3 episodes about the engineering culture created by Spotify to manage and deliver projects. The Spotify model aims to shape a culture of self-organized, autonomous teams, where independence and alignment combined with a strong focus on people and motivation aim to bring agility at scale with fast decoupled releases and an incredible sense of mutual trust. Part 1 of 3. For more info about the Spotify engineering culture check at https://engineering.atspotify.com/2014/03/27/spotify-engineering-culture-part-1/

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

annevins ,

Senior Project Manager

Very thorough advice in 5 minutes

Fan 9876 ,

This is a great PM podcast!

I listen to this podcast often as I am a student studying project management and love it.

zberlin ,

é excelente

i deeply enjoy this podcast. It keeps me up to date on what's happening in the construction industry and project management. Ricardo is deeply passionate about PMI and it shows. Initially there was a slight language barrier but I quickly got used it. It's not a big deal :))

é excelente podcast :)

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