Ricardo Vargas has taken part in an international on-line conference organized by Bogdanov & Associates
This conference is a good possibility to get new and interesting knowledge from top level professionals, both acting and ex-managers of largest national and international organizations specializing on project management. Many participants have used a unique chance to listen to a report of Ricardo Vargas – top class professional in project, portfolio and risk management.
Ricardo Vargas (Brazil) – is a project, portfolio and risk management specialist. During the past 15 years, he has been responsible for over 80 major projects in various countries in the areas of petroleum, energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, information technology and finances, comprising an investment portfolio of over 18 billion dollars.
He was the first Latin American volunteer to be elected Chairman of the Board for the Project Management Institute (PMI), the largest project management organization in the world with close to 500,000 members and certified professionals in 175 countries.
Ricardo Vargas has written ten books on project management, published in Portuguese and English, which have sold over 200,000 copies throughout the world. In 2005 he received the PMI Distinguished Award for his contribution to the development of project management and the PMI Professional Development Product of the Year award for the PMDome® workshop, considered the best project management training solution in the world.
He is a project management professor for various MBA courses, and actively participates on editorial boards for specialized journals in Brazil and the United States. Vargas is a recognized reviewer of the PMBOK Guide, the most important reference in the world for project management, and also chaired the official translation of PMBOK into Portuguese.
On 17-th on-line Bogdanov & Associates conference “Project Management 2010 with minimum costs”, (March 25, 2010), he presented his report called “5 Things you Must Know to Implement a PMO with Minimum Costs”. The topics of his lecture: Cost reduction in project management practical implementation during hard times; Main approaches to introducing Office of Project Management on your own; Recommendations on project management methodology development and implementation.
About Bogdanov & Associates
Bogdanov & Associates possesses the highest status of the USA Project Management Institute – PMI Global Registered Education Provider, and has become a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Bogdanov & Associatiates is the only Russian company, which is specialized in project management area, and recognized worldwide.
Consultants, trainers and developers of Bogdanov & Associates have passed certification on project management and they are certified specialists of the International Project Management Association. Consultants of Bogdanov & Associates give seminars on project management in countries of the Central and Eastern Europe and the USA.
Vadim Bogdanov, the company’s founder and director, is the only specialist on Microsoft Project in the world who has been a product manager on Microsoft Project in Central and Eastern Europe of the European headquarters of Microsoft corp., possessing the Microsoft Project MVP status (the Most Valuable Professional).
The company’s staff equipped with specialists on PMI PMBoK, IPMA methodology and other industry and government standards. Bogdanov & Associates acknowledges its services with a diploma from IPMA International Institute, entitled “for contributing in project management evolution in Russia”.
Bogdanov & Associates provides services for clients in project management in Russia, countries of CIS and worldwide from 2002. Clients of Bogdanov & Associates are leading world and domestic companies, such as Microsoft, Siemens, KamAZ, BASF, Toyota Motors, DANONE and many more. Partner network of Bogdanov & Associates lists more than 80 partner companies from 36 countries. The company’s software products are disseminated in 36 countries of the world. The company has won several prestigious prizes on international competitions, organized by Microsoft for its partner companies.