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https://www.thesystemsengineeringpodcast.com/ Cutting edge ideas from the world’s leading systems engineering experts. Some recent topics include: Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), INCOSE, Project Management, System Architecture, Systems Level Design, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Teamwork
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In this episode, Ricardo discusses the misconception that using AI tools like ChatGPT is cheating. He distinguishes between ethical and unethical uses of AI. Using AI to improve communication or generate ideas is fair if the user remains the intellectual author. However, passing off AI-generated work as your own, such as writing articles for public…
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In this episode of the 5 Minutes Podcast, Ricardo discusses the crucial balance between exploration and exploitation in the context of AI and business. Exploration involves researching and innovating, similar to analyzing multiple doors to understand the best option. However, at some point, organizations must shift to exploitation, applying their f…
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In this podcast, Ricardo shares his experience attending the Taylor Swift concert with his daughter, highlighting what he learned. Initially skeptical, he was impressed by the event's importance to the young audience, teaching him the importance of understanding stakeholders. He was impressed with the flawless execution of the show, which featured …
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In this episode, Ricardo discusses his recent article on artificial emotional intelligence (AEI), published with André Barcauí at the London School of Economics Business Review. AEI can significantly improve employment, healthcare, education, and negotiation by identifying small emotional clues. For instance, Character.ai allows users to interact w…
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In this podcast, Ricardo discusses the severe flooding crisis in Southern Brazil, emphasizing three key points. First, focus on immediate rescue and safety, not on blame. Authorities should prioritize evacuating people, providing basic needs, and ensuring shelters. Second, protect the vulnerable, such as women and children, from potential abuse in …
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In this episode, Ricardo discusses how the film "The Social Network" prompted him to think creatively. By encouraging people to focus on novel concepts rather than mundane routines, he reinforces the importance of escaping the conformity cycle. Ricardo argues that in order to improve one's creative and problem-solving abilities, one should seek out…
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In this episode, Ricardo talks about the challenges and crises in project management. He emphasizes that projects naturally encounter difficulties, such as delays, stakeholder issues, and risks, which are manageable. A crisis occurs when these challenges exceed the ability to deal with them, necessitating significant changes in behavior and approac…
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In this episode, Ricardo talks about findings from the "Stanford University AI Index Report," which emphasizes the advantages that industry has over academia in AI research, the efficacy of AI in specific activities, and the high expense of creating sophisticated models. Although regulation is still in its infancy, the US leads the way. While AI bo…
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In this episode, Ricardo talks about the importance of soft skills in project management, noting their relevance since the inception of the PMBOK guide in 1996. The 7th edition introduces a principles-based approach, diverging from the process-based structure of the 6th edition. This change facilitates a holistic understanding, which is particularl…
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In this episode, Ricardo talks about "management by exception" in PRINCE2 methodology, which encourages communication and action only in exceptional cases, saving time on routine updates. As an example, meetings are only called when there is a significant delay, a cost overrun, or a risk that is about to happen. Teams can focus on project work when…
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In this episode, Ricardo discusses how even small projects like assembling IKEA furniture can become overwhelming if not planned and executed efficiently. He highlights the need for attention, commitment, and streamlined communication to prevent such tasks from accumulating and disrupting larger goals. Planning, dedicating time, avoiding multitaski…
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In this episode, Ricardo talks about the hype cycle, which was first used in relation to technology but is also applicable to project management. He describes how projects go through phases of exhilaration that peak upon release, problems, and disillusionment. This cycle is like how technology hype, like that surrounding the 2022 introduction of Ch…
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In this podcast, Ricardo discusses the importance of implementing AI projects with metrics, cautioning against the fear of missing out (FOMO) as a driving force. He draws attention to the high expenses of AI, especially those related to hiring qualified personnel and purchasing processing power. To analyze possible time and cost savings, Ricardo su…
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In this episode, Ricardo talks about remote project management, drawing from years of experience. He stresses using online tools like Asana and Slack to stay organized and talk to people. Clear communication rules are fundamental and should include casual office hours for spontaneous discussions. Setting clear goals, roles, and standards helps team…
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In this episode, Ricardo talks about the dilemma of balancing executive demands for transparency, resources, and deadlines with the need for agility. He makes it clear that agility doesn't mean having any control but rather a mix of control and flexibility. Flexibility, imagination, and new ideas are valued more than strict rules when using agile m…
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In this episode, Ricardo talks about AI's role in risk management, particularly in risk identification, which is based on human experience and often involves techniques such as brainstorming. AI can analyze large amounts of data to identify links that people might overlook, such as the placement of diapers next to beer on supermarket shelves. Using…
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In this episode, Ricardo talks about his recent adventure of moving homes. He shares insights from selling his old house and buying a new one, planning the move for a less busy time, and the unexpected turn of events when he decided to renovate his new apartment. The journey, filled with planning and chaos, offers a unique perspective on project ma…
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In this 5 Minutes Podcast, Ricardo covers the necessity of recognizing triggers in project management and artificial intelligence. Triggers indicate patterns, risks, or occurrences before they happen. Ricardo uses analogies such as plane catastrophes and building collapses to illustrate the need to pay attention to signals and indicators. He underl…
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In this episode, Ricardo emphasizes the need for change in project environments while cautioning against modifying the project's primary purpose or DNA. He underlines that while adapting and evolving is essential, changing fundamental goals can lead to confusion and a lack of focus. Using the example of building a school vs a hospital, he proposes …
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In this episode, Ricardo discusses the World Economic Forum in Davos, emphasizing the need for project managers to expand their perspectives beyond the immediate concerns of the project. He highlights the rapid pace of global change, including technological advances that impact jobs and industries. Ricardo encourages listeners to stay informed abou…
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Pari Singh is the CEO of Flow Engineering NEWSLETTER SIGN UP: - https://www.joshuasutherland.com/newsletter/ TRANSCRIPT AND EPISODE DETAILS: - https://www.thesystemsengineeringpodcast.com/podcast-012/ EPISODE LINKS: - Flow Engineering: https://flowengineering.com/ - Pari’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/parisingh/ OUTLINE TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:0…
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In this week's episode, Ricardo addresses the Global Risk Report recently released by the World Economic Forum. He emphasizes and validates some clear risks, such as climate change and extreme weather, as well as long-term risks, noting that although they are not new, they are reaching a critical point of no return. Beyond the immediate risks, ther…
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In this first episode of 2024 of the Five Minutes podcast, Ricardo addresses the current presence of artificial intelligence and its impact on project management and the job market. The podcast offers insights into Ricardo's considerations for this year, covering AI, mathematical tools, geopolitical shifts, and evolving design methodologies. Listen…
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Ivan Mactaggart was INCOSE UK President 2016 – 2018. NEWSLETTER SIGN UP: - https://www.joshuasutherland.com/newsletter/ TRANSCRIPT AND EPISODE DETAILS: - https://www.thesystemsengineeringpodcast.com/podcast-011/ EPISODE LINKS: - INCOSE UK (to be renamed IfSE): https://INCOSEuk.org/ - Ivan’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanmactaggart/ OUTL…
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In this episode, Ricardo explores the difficulty in completing projects, highlighting three leading causes. First, anxiety causes you to start more projects than you can finish, resulting in a backlog of work. Second, planning based on ideal conditions leads to underestimating the actual complexity of the work, which causes delays. Third, a lack of…
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In this episode, Ricardo talks about Google's latest AI endeavor, Gemini. It includes a native multimodal environment, allowing people to write, talk, or draw and get answers live. One of its demo videos was so impactful that it instantly got millions of views (https://youtu.be/UIZAiXYceBI?si=FDCCrScYXQQDr5wy). But one day later, Bloomberg released…
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