Project Management Report from Belo Horizonte


By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto

International Correspondent 

Minas Gerais, Brazil

A Project Management Maturity Research

Professors Darci Pardo and Russell Archibald started on September 1st, their Project Management Maturity Research. This is the sixth time, since 2005, that this research is conducted.

This research has contributed a lot, in recent years, to understand Project Management in Brazil is going and to confirm the direct relationship between Maturity and Project Success.

To participate in the research (in Portuguese only) one must access the site www.maturityresearch.com subscribe and choose the Type of Interest (Tipo de Interesse) as Professional.

Thereafter one responds to 28 questions that categorize his/her organization, as informs revenues and number of employees and asked to estimate the success rate of the projects of the organization, among other things. Only then goes up actually in the evaluation of maturity, that is sectoral or departmental, answering up to 40 questions of multiple choice type.
The survey runs until December 31 and their results should be released between March and April next year.

Minas Gerais Project Management Congress presents trends and market practices

Stakeholders, PDCA, Practices and Management Models have been widely discussed in the 9th edition of the PMI – Minas Gerais Chapter Project Management Congress. Held on 22 and 23 September in Belo Horizonte, the event was titled “Projects, People and Results: Cultural Diversity to Management Strategies”. More than 500 participants attended the event which also celebrated 15 years of PMI-MG. Chapter with about 1,330 members. This Chapter received in March this year the Retention Award presented by PMI for more than 71% retention of professionals. “This is an unprecedented result in 15 years in the PMI state. Something that fills us with pride, as it reflects the effort of the whole group. It is the story of professionals who want to move increasingly towards project management in Brazil, “said chapter president, Myriam Moura during the opening ceremony


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About the Author 

Manuel-Carvalho-da-Silva-NetoManuel Carvalho da Silva Netoflag-brazil

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].

To view other works by Manuel da Silva Neto, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/manuel-carvalho-da-silva-neto/.