Dr André Barcaui joins PM World Correspondents Network in Brazil


22 August 2013 – Dallas, London, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro – PM World has announced that Mr. André Barcaui, PhD has been appointed an International Correspondent for the organization in Brazil.  Dr. Barcaui is an active project management advisor, educator and experienced executive based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

130822 - Barcaui - PMWJ Correspondent Profile - imageAndré Barcaui, PhD is a senior consultant with more than 18 years as manager, and more than 10 as a professor and speaker. He had his Doctoral with Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina), and his Masters with Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil). He holds both a Psychology as well as an Information Technology degree. He is the current coordinator of the Project Management MBA for FGV/RJ – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil) and earned his PMP certification in 1999, when working as a co-founder of PMI Chapter Rio de Janeiro.

He was the Project Office Manager of Hewlett-Packard Consulting for the Latin America Region and before that worked for IBM as a Project and Services Manager. He also holds Master Coach Certificate by the Behavioral Coaching Institute (BCI) and works as the Executive Director of B&B Brothers, a specialized organization on project management training, consulting and executive coaching. He has three published books: “Gerente também é Gente” (Business Novel: “Managers are People too!” (Brasport publishing), “Gerenciamento de Tempo em Projetos” (“Project Time Management” – FGV Management publishing), “PMO – Escritórios de Projetos, Programas e Portfólio na Prática” (“PMO – The Practice of Project, Program and Portfolio Offices” – Brasport publishing).

According to Wikipedia, Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil, and the third largest metropolitan area and agglomeration in South America, boasting approximately 6.3 million.  It is the 6th largest in the Americas, and 26th in the world. The city was the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries, from 1763 to 1815 during the Portuguese colonial era, 1815 to 1821 as the capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and Algarves, and 1822 to 1960 of Brazil as an independent nation. Rio is nicknamed the Cidade Maravilhosa or “Marvelous City”.

130822-pmwj14-Barcaui image 2 - rioRio de Janeiro represents the second largest GDP in the country (and 30th largest in the world in 2008), estimated at about R$343 billion (IBGE/2008) (nearly US$201 billion), and is headquarters for two of Brazil’s major companies—Petrobras and Vale.  It is home to major oil and telephony companies in Brazil, and the largest conglomerate of media and communications companies in Latin America, the Globo Organizations. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second largest center of research and development in Brazil, accounting for 17% of national scientific production (2005).

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums. [1]

The 2016 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics will take place in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark the first time a South American or a Portuguese-speaking nation hosts the event. It will be the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city.

Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world’s fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Portuguese language country in the world, and the only one in the Americas.

130822-pmwj14-Barcaui image 3 - map.jpgBounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 km (4,655 mi). It is bordered on the north by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French overseas region of French Guiana; on the northwest by Colombia; on the west by Bolivia and Peru; on the southwest by Argentina and Paraguay and on the south by Uruguay. Numerous archipelagos also form part of Brazilian territory. Brazil borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47% of the continent of South America.

Brazil was a colony of Portugal beginning from the landing of Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500.  Independence was achieved in 1822 with the formation of the Empire of Brazil. The country became a presidential republic in 1889; its current Constitution, formulated in 1988, defines Brazil as a federal republic. The Federation is formed by the union of the Federal District, the 26 States, and the 5,564 Municipalities.

The Brazilian economy is the world’s seventh largest by nominal GDP and the seventh largest by purchasing power parity, as of 2012. A member of the BRIC group, Brazil has one of the world’s fastest growing major economies, and its economic reforms have given the country new international recognition and influence. Brazil is a founding member of the United Nations, the G20, CPLP, Latin Union, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Organization of American States, Mercosul and the Union of South American Nations. Brazil is one of 17 mega-diverse countries, home to a variety of wildlife, natural environments, and extensive natural resources. Brazil is an emerging power in international affairs. [2]

According to PM World President and Managing Editor David Pells, “We are honored to have Dr. Barcaui join our correspondent team in Brazil.  His academic and industry experience are significant, along with his publishing and teaching accomplishments. I am happy to welcome him to our team.”

Dr. Barcaui stated, “I have been referred to the PM World Journal by some of the leading project management experts in Brazil, have studied its history and contents, and I am excited about participating.  It  will be my honor to help represent Rio and Brazil on this team going forward.”

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is published by PM World in the United States, but created by a virtual team of contributors and editors around the world.  Each month, the PMWJ features dozens of new articles, papers, and stories about projects and project management in many countries and industries.  PM World is a virtual organization reflecting the 21st century reality of a connected world where individuals and organizations worldwide can collaborate for the creation, sharing and application of new knowledge.  To see the latest edition of the PMWJ, visit www.pmworldjournal.net.


[1]        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_de_Janeiro

[2]        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil