Sao Paulo: in September 2013, it took place in the city of Sao Paulo the largest annual project management event of South America: the 13th Congress of the PMI Sao Paulo Chapter. As in 2012, PMO Projects Brasil was the event's platinum sponsor having also contributed with an international session.
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Astana: the North Caspian Operating Company in Kazakhstan selected PMO Projects Group to train their professionals in Cost Engineering and Project Controls (Earned Value Management). PMO Projects Portugal was selected as an European company accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACE) as an Approved Education Provider (AEP). The training was initiated in late 2013 and it is expected to continue throughout early 2014.
Sofia: the Canadian based international mining company Dundee Precious Metals, acquired PMO Projects Portugal services to receive advise on how to implement the Earned Value Management (EVM) method as the basis to control their projects, in particular at Chelopech in Bulgaria. A seminar delivered by PMO Projects took place in Sofia, last November 2013, promoted by our local partner company Skills. Further developments are expected in early 2014.
Maputo: the company MOZAL from the Australian based BHPBilliton international group - one of the world's largest producer of aluminum and one of the most important companies for the sustained development of the Mozambican economy - has once again hired PMO Projects Mozambique for 2013/14, to train their project managers based on the international standards from the PMI and towards the PMP® professional certification.
The Brazilian company Samarco, assessed by Exame magazine as the Best Mining Company of Brazil and the second largest in its sector, selected PMO Projects Brasil for the implementation of the project control method Earned Value Management (EVM). The support of PMO Projects will focus on defining the processes of project and portfolio management aligned with the latest international standard from PMI: the Practice Standard for Earned Value Management (2nd Edition). The work of eight months begins in January 2014.
Barquisimeto: one of the largest construction companies in South America, Odebrecht Engineering and Construction, selected the companies PMO-Projects-Brazil and PMO-Projects-Portugal to implement an integrated project risk management process in a mega-construction project in the industrial production sector, currently underway in Venezuela. This engagement started in May 2013 and extends throughout 2014, following project execution.
Johannesburg: since May 2013, the world's largest producer of steel, has been selecting on a continuous basis PMO Projects South Africa in order to train their Project Managers based on the international standards from the Project Management Institute (PMI), by performing one of the most internationally renowned courses in our portfolio: the Complete Project Management®. The next two editions will be held in early February 2014, at ArcelorMittal Vanderbijlpark.
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Executive Partner, PMO Projects Group
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