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Portfolio Management with the PMRank® Workshop Online

Learn with Ricardo how to develop and implement clear criteria to select projects for your portfolio.

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Now you can attend the globally recognized workshop on project prioritization at your own pace. The PMRank Online is NOW available!

In 4 hours of video, exercises, and supporting materials, Ricardo shows how shows how an organization can manage its projects portfolio and understand the decision-making models to select the appropriate projects. The students will support Tiger Screws, a fictitious screw and connector factory with global operations, to seek the improvement of the market company position, and they must do so through the elaboration of a different strategic objective.

Every lesson is usually between 5 and 20 minutes, so you will learn everything you need to know in just the right amount of time at the right pace.

The workshop was recorded in English with subtitles in English, Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil), Spanish (Español), French (Français), Arabic (عربى), and Simplified Chinese (中文).

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Bring the PMRank® Workshop Onsite to your organization

Bring Ricardo Vargas to your organization in an exclusive onsite session of the PMRank Workshop. In 8 hours of in-person training, Ricardo will navigate with your team thru the challenges of selecting and implementing the best portfolio of projects.

With customized content and specific group activities, the workshop can be delivered to a department, area or even the whole leadership team in your organization. Classes range from 20 to 250 participants.

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What is covered?

The entire course has 22 lessons covering about 4 hours of video. The student is expected to spend 6 to 12h to complete the course, including the exercises.

  1. Understand the Portfolio Management Context
  2. Know the strategic map of the fictional company Tiger Screws
  3. Learn what are strategic Objectives
  4. Understand how to prioritize strategic objectives
  5. Understand what a Preliminary Study is and what information this document should have
  6. Discover the candidate projects for the Tiger Screws portfolio
  7. Understand how to measure intangible results
  8. Know and use the 5 Whys technique
  9. Find out what a criterion is and what is a good criterion
  10. Understand the evaluation criteria
  11. Learn what is AHP technique and how to use it to prioritize the evaluation criteria
  12. Know the Prioritization Canvas and how to fill it
  13. Understand how to apply the criteria in the evaluated projects
  14. Understand how to determine the final score of all projects
  15. Understand how to do the Portfolio Balancing
  16. Know the concept of Force-in, Force-out
  17. Understand how to implement the Portfolio and its Review Cycle

What people have to say about Ricardo

"Ricardo succeeded in teaching the complex matter of Risk Management in an excellent and comprehensive way."
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"Ricardo is a great master of the Project Management. Joining theoretical and practical knowledge, he demonstrates his experiences and abilities."
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"Ricardo is one of the best teachers we had during our MBA in Project Management, he can teach giving information about his work around the world. We can learn much more when we are connected with real situations, than with just ideas and theories."
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Scholarship and Financial Aid

In mid-2022, Ricardo decided to create the scholarship and financial aid program by donating $10,000 to establish a fund to assist qualified students in pursuing the school's courses.

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship all year round. For those aiming to support other students, you can contribute to the fund by making a voluntary donation at the checkout page.

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Your Instructor

Ricardo Viana Vargas, Ph.D.
Ricardo Viana Vargas, Ph.D.

Ricardo Vargas is an experienced leader in global operations, project management, business transformation and crisis management.

Specializing in implementing innovative global initiatives, capital projects and product development, Ricardo has directed dozens of projects across industries and continents, managing more than $20 billion over the past 25 years.

Ricardo shares his expertise and passion with millions of professionals around the globe through his “5 Minutes Podcast,” which he has hosted since 2007 and has reached 12 million views since its release. He has written 16 books on project management, risk and crisis management and transformation, which have been translated into seven languages and sold over half a million copies. His influence on the sector was affirmed when he received the highest recognition of the Project Management Institute, the PMI Fellow Award.

Ricardo is a seasoned board member who has participated in the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC) board member program. He was the first Latin American Chairman of PMI worldwide, where he served for four years. He also serves on the advisory board of Yera, an Estonian startup dedicated to improving employee performance and engagement through technology and artificial intelligence.

His work as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, chatbots and machine learning resulted in tools and products that have revolutionized how users bring agility and agile management into project management software.

More than two decades ago, he founded Macrosolutions, a consulting firm with international operations in energy, infrastructure, IT, oil and finance with dozens of clients globally.

Between 2016 and 2020, Ricardo directed the Brightline Initiative, a Project Management Institute think tank that brings together other leading global organizations into a coalition dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive, unproductive gap between strategy design and delivery. Ricardo developed and presented a Coursera Online Course on “Bridging the Gap Between Strategy Design and Delivery,” viewed by more than 26,000 students around the globe.

Prior to his work with Brightline, Ricardo directed the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Infrastructure and Project Management Group. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark and with operations in more than 120 countries, Ricardo and his team led more than 1,000 projects and $1.2 billion in refugee camps, rural roads, maternity clinics and housing efforts and managed the ESG program, responsible for the first sustainability report in the United Nations system. Following his time at the UN, he collaborated to document the lives of the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and create the treatment for the documentary “Zaatari: Memories of the Labyrinth,” a German-Brazilian production that showcases the tragedy of war and the men, women and children seeking a better life.

Ricardo started his career with two partners founding AeC in Brazil, where he was responsible for the services and training areas. A company with three initial employees grew and diversified the business from traditional software sales into outsourcing, project management, call center and IT services, becoming one of the leading technology groups in the country. When Ricardo decided to leave to develop his work internationally, the AeC Group had 1,500 employees. Today, Ricardo continues to appreciate the success of his two former partners, who are now leading the current 25,000 employees.

He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Federal Fluminense University in Brazil, an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

Ricardo has received the most relevant international accreditations and credentials in governance, sustainability and also in project, risk and change management. He has also earned accolades ranging from the PMI Fellow and Distinguished Award to the IPMA Achievement Award and the AACE Total Quality Management Award for his leadership in the field.

A dual citizen of Brazil and Portugal, when he’s not traveling the world to share his passion for strategic transformation, Ricardo enjoys gardening and cooking with his wife in their sunny place in Portugal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get a Certificate?
Yes. If you watch all the lessons and do all the assessments (regardless of your score), you will get a certificate of completion. The certificate/badge does not expire and you can leverage your credential in more than 100 social networks, including, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Your credential uses Blockchain technology to reduce fraud and increase third-party confidence. Your recorded credential is sealed in a digital ledger to prove its authenticity.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the 14 days (including the day of the purchase) and did not complete more than 50% of the video lessons and we will give you a full refund.
Do you provide scholarship and financial aid?
Yes. All online courses available at the school offer Scholarship and Financial Aid support for eligible candidates. Learn more about the program and how to apply and support at

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