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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"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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This course is part of a bundle


Prepare yourself to understand the full spectrum of the PMBOK® Guide by purchasing the PMBOK® Guide 6th and 7th Editions Online courses.

Learn the main components of the 49 processes approach of the 6th Edition and, at the same time, the umbrella concept, the 12 principles, and the 8 performance domains in more than 8 hours of learning about the PMBOK® Guide 7th Edition.

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Your Instructor


Ricardo Viana Vargas
Ricardo Viana Vargas

Passionate about transforming ideas into action, Ricardo Vargas is a chief advocate in the project economy. 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 in global initiatives over the past 25 years.

Ricardo shares his expertise with millions of professionals around the globe through his “5 Minutes Podcast,” which he’s hosted since 2007. He has written 16 books on project management, risk and crisis management, and transformation, which have been translated into six languages and sold more than half a million copies. His influence on the sector was affirmed when he became the first Latin American to be elected Chairman of the Project Management Institute.

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

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.

Between 2016 and 2020, Ricardo directed the Brightline Initiative, a Project Management Institute think tank bringing together leading organizations into a coalition dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive, unproductive gap between strategic design and delivery.

Prior to his work with Brightline, Ricardo was director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Infrastructure and Project Management Group, leading more than 1,000 projects and $1.2 billion in humanitarian and development projects.

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

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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.
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?
If you are unhappy with your purchase in the first 30 days (including the day of the purchase) and did not complete more than 50% of the video lessons, you can apply for a refund. Contact us at [email protected] and we will provide you with 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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