December 2018 PM Report from São Paulo

PMI São Paulo Chapter celebrates its Twentieth Anniversary



By Mauricio Lopes

International Correspondent

São Paulo, Brazil


It was held on November 10th the celebration of the twenty years after the founding of the PMI São Paulo Chapter.

In the 1980s, Brazil had a project management movement called GEGE (Study Group of Project Management) and even a PMI chapter, for a few years.

The history starts In the mid-1990s, through the combination of several initiatives such as São Paulo University.with Professor Guilherme Ary Plonsky, CENGEP with Prof. João Carlos Boyadjian, Engineering Institute with Engineer Mauricio Lopes, and the leadership of Marcio Prieto and other professionals from different areas was officially constituted in 1998, the PMI São Paulo Chapter.

Counting professionals and entity from several areas, such as Engineering and Construction, IT, Telecommunications, Oil and Gas, consulting, the PMI chapter of São Paulo was established in 1998.

Since its foundation the events and seminars have aroused great interest and the number of members has grown exponentially. Already in its second year of existence it received a PMI award as the Chapter that had grown the most during the period.

Current president Alex Urbano and former presidents Paulo Afonso, Paulo Sabbag and Guilherme Ary Plonski


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How to cite this report: Lopes, M. (2018). Project Management Report from São Paulo, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue XI – November.  Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/pmwj77-dec2018-Lopes-brazil-regional-report.pdf

About the Author

Maurício Lopes

São Paulo, Brazil



 Maurício Lopes, PMP is a Project Management Specialist. He is a PMP certified in 2000. He is a civil engineer with MBA in Project Management. He was one of the founders of the São Paulo PMI Chapter and Financial Director, Administrative Director, member of the Steering Committee from 1998 to 2003. He was vice-coordinator of the Project Management Division of the Engineering Institute of São Paulo from 1998 to 1999. Since 2004 Maurício Lopes has been speaking in project management courses for CPLAN, FATEC, INPG, IETEC and FIA. He has 20 years of experience in project management with main focus in the engineering & construction area.

Currently, Mauricio is associate director of M2L Project Management (www.M2L.com.br), a company specialized in project management consulting and implementation operating in over 40 large engineering & construction projects. Maurício Lopes is author of articles for Revista Grandes Construções, a magazine specialized in engineering & construction, and he has the main characteristics related to project management – lean, practical and systematic ways.

Mauricio is an International Correspondent for PM World in Brazil and can be contacted at [email protected].

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