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Project Management Report from Belo Horizonte

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By Manuel Carvalho da Silva Neto

International Correspondent 

Minas Gerais, Brazil
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PM Future Events

PMI – Minas Gerais, rescheduled its 9Th Project Manager Congress to 2014, September 22 and 23. Inscriptions are open and could be done at http://www.pmimg.org.br/9cgp/.

FIFA World Cup

Until next July 13, in Brazil, is being held the XX FIFA World Cup. Soccer fans are happy because the matches have been, overall, very good and exciting.

Three of the 32 national teams chose Minas Gerais to prepare for the matches. Argentina, Uruguay and Chile use the good strucuture and training locations of local sports teams, in the final phase of their preparation to World Cup.

Brazil has had seven years to prepare for this great event. Many projects, almost all of the public sector, were developed in the period covering not only the soccer stadiums but also the so-called urban mobility and airport infrastructures.

In Minas Gerais, the reform and modernization of the stadium was completed on time and on budget. However, many projects promised delayed or even were not completed. Unfortunately, other 10 from 12 stadia completed delayed and with overruns.

In Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais state and place of 6 from 64 matches of the World Cup, the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system is not concluded and is working partially. It reaches the stadium where the games are being played, from downtown but not from the most distant neighborhoods in the city’s North side.

Another unfinished project is the modernization and expansion of the Confins International Airport, which serves Belo Horizonte. While operating, it is still under construction, with completion scheduled for the end of 2014, five months after the final match of the World Cup.

The question we must ask is, why? Why the delays? Why the overruns? 

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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/