Project Management Report from Belo Horizonte


By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto

International Correspondent

Minas Gerais, Brazil

In 2013, for the second time, the CCR Infrastructure and Logistics Center from Fundação Dom Cabral, an important Brazilian business school, performed a survey named Professional Lack. This round heard 167 companies, which represents 23% from Brazilian GNP. These companies altogether have more than 1 million employees.

Nothing less than 61,1% (just 33,85% in 2010, the first round of this survey) of the companies are having problems with hiring Project Managers, because they are difficult to find. Almost 25% from them consider Project Manager to be an exceedingly scarce professional. That situation made the companies to flex their experience and demands considering Project Managers.

The bad news is that the companies consider the biggest problem the professionals` lack of training.

Hello, Brazilian Project Managers, 87% of these companies offer medical and dental care and 61% Private Pension Funds. 85% are from southeast, but they strongly demand results orientation. You just need to study. Certification is welcomed. But, the important thing is to practice. 


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About the Author 

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Minas Gerais, Brazil 

Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto, MSc, Mech. Engineer and PMP is Fundação Dom Cabral Invited Professor and also Consultant. He is a seasoned professional with over 39 years of experience in Project Management, Process Management and Strategy. Manuel has managed or participated in more than a hundred projects across different fields including Steel, Mining, IT, Telecom, Food Processing, Government and Construction to mention a few. He worked also in projects of PMO (Project Management Office) and Methodology of Project Management. He has also strong skills in Leading People and Finance. He served as Minas Gerais State Undersecretary for Planning and Budget, from 2007 to 2008. Manuel can be contacted at [email protected].