Understanding and Mastering the PMBOK® Guide 7 Edition

Follow Ricardo on a journey to learn the new Edition of the PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition!

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In more than 8 hours of video, exercises, and supporting materials, Ricardo goes deep on explaining the 12 Principles outlined in the Project Management Standard and the 8 Performance Domains outlined in the PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition.

Ricardo will teach you directly and straightforwardly how to understand and apply the principles in your day-to-day work, no matter the product or service you are developing or the delivery approach you decide to use.

He also explains the main differences between the 6th and the 7th Edition using a simple concept: the PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition as an umbrella for other methods, standards, or approaches (like Scrum, Lean, etc.).

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

It is important to mention that this course does not aim to be a preparation for the PMP® or CAPM® certifications of PMI. However, the content will help you to become more comfortable with the PMBOK® Guide without the need to memorize every single item for the exam.

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

About the course

What is covered?

The entire course has 61 lessons covering about 8 hours of video. The student is expected to spend from 16 to 20h to complete the course, including the exercises.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. Understand the difference between the ANSI Standard and the PMBOK® Guide
  2. Connect principles, performance domains with your project management approach
  3. Understand what are Internal and External Environmental Factors
  4. Understand the concept of VUCA and its relevance to our projects
  5. Learn about the stages of Change Management
  6. Know how to identify and foster high performing teams
  7. Understand cadence and tailoring
  8. Connect probability with scheduling using Bayes' Theorem
  9. Learn how to establish metrics and leading indicators to measure outcomes and results
  10. Know how to select the best project management approach for each scenario
  11. Know the life cycle and phases of the project
  12. Understand what are predictive approaches and incremental approaches
  13. Learn how to plan the Project Budget in predictive and iterative approaches
  14. Understand the difference between Cost of Quality and Cost of Change
  15. Learn how to calculate the Project's Earned Value
  16. Understand the most relevant models, methods, and artifacts

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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.

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.
Does this course aim to prepare people for the PMP or CAPM Exam?
No. The course does not aim to prepare the candidate for the exam. However, the course covers several topics that would help a potential candidate to answer situational questions in the exam that are related to the principles and the domains. It is important to highlight that Ricardo does not work in the PMP and CAPM Exam preparation marketplace.
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 https://rvarg.as/scholarship.

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