Washington DC: The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released on March 12, 2020, the new update of their standard COST ESTIMATING AND ASSESSMENT GUIDE: Best Practices for Developing and Managing Program Costs. This update received contributions and reviews from a panel of selected international experts, including Alexandre Rodrigues, Executive Partner of PMO Projects Group. This GAO Standard is publicly available here.
Moscow: Russia's publicly owned State Atomic Energy Corporation, ROSATOM, is currently enrolled in the development of an internal Project Management methodology called TCM-NC based on AACE's Total Cost Management framework adapted for nuclear construction. An international workshop was organized bringing together some of the world experts in Cost Engineering, formally appointed by ROSATOM to deliver counseling. Alexandre Rodrigues was invited to present the EVM control method.
London: The acclaimed seminal book Advances in Project Management covers key areas of improvement in understanding and project capability further-up the management chain. Drawn from some of the world’s leading practitioners and researchers, including Dr. Alexandre Rodrigues, and compiled by Professor Darren Dalcher of the National Centre for Project Management (UK), this book provides new approaches and novel perspectives that will improve decisions.
Europe: one of the most important research projects in medicine and computer science ever funded by the European Commission, this project was aimed at making significant advances in the forecasting of epileptic seizures. PMO Projects was contracted as the partner company to implement Project Risk Management.
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).
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. An EVM seminar and workshop delivered by PMO Projects for Chelopech took place in Sofia.
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 established what is currently a 14 years long partnership with PMO Projects Group to develop and improve their internal Project Management competencies and processes through both training and consultancy.
Belo Horizonte: The Brazilian company Samarco, assessed by the 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 now underway initiated 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 was initiated in May 2013 and extended throughout 2014, following the project's 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 last two editions were held at ArcelorMittal Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.
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Executive Partner of PMO Projects Group, deliveres advanced project management training and consulting services to clients across Europe and other parts of the world. Throughout his career Alexandre has been delivering services for a wide range of international organizations, like Wolkswagen, Motorola, Microsoft, BHP Billiton in Australia and Africa, NATO in Brussels and Holland, Vodafone in Germany and BAe Systems and GEC-Marconi in the UK, VALE and Rio Tinto in Africa, Casas Bahia and Telefonica in Brazil.
He has participated in major international projects, mainly in the defense area where he also developed applied scientific research, particularly at British Aerospace (UK) having received, as a result of his work, the Mike Simpson Award (1996) granted by the prestigious British association Operational Research Society (ORS). Also in the defense sector, he worked as a consultant and trainer for the NATO for over three years in an initiative aimed at improving the project management processes of NC3A -- the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency.
He has been leading the implementation of Earned Value Management Systems for project and program control in multi-billion US dollars, specially in the mining sector. He is also a Senior Consultant with the Cutter Consortium (US), belonging to the Agile Project Management Practice.
He has over a decade of teaching experience, having lectured on Project Management and System Dynamics modelling related topics at several universities in Europe. He has supervised several Master and Doctoral students in the area of Project Management. Dr. Rodrigues worked for several years in Project Management for the military and consulting industries in the UK and the US.
He has several years of industry experience as a software engineer and publishes regularly articles in business and refereed scientific journals, having presented as a guest speaker at several international conferences. In 1996 he has co-organized a NATO Advanced Research Workshop dedicated to the theme "Managing and Modelling Complex Projects", which took place in Kiev (Ukraine) having gathered a wide range of international experts from the US, Europe and the Eastern block.
He was guest Editor of the April 2001 issue of the Cutter IT Journal (Chaired by Edward Yourdon), dedicated to the theme "Multicultural Project Management". He was also invited to publish an article on the 2003/04 Year Book of the Association for Project Management (UK), dedicated to the theme "Earned Value Management in the International Scene.
Alexandre Rodrigues holds a five-year "licenciate" degree in Systems and Informatics Engineering and a Ph.D. in Management Sciences specialized in Project Management and System Dynamics. Dr. Rodrigues was an international correspondent for the Project Management Forum (PMForum) in Portugal.
He is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). He was also a Chartered Member of the Portuguese Association of Engineering. Dr. Rodrigues was founding president of the PMI Portugal Chapter and was a PMI Component Mentor for the EMEA region during 2005 to 2007. He was an active member of the PMI teams that developed the 3rd edition of the PMBOK Guide® and the 1st edition of the OPM3® model for organizational project management maturity assessment. He served for two consecutive years in the Congress Project Action Teams (CoPAT) for the EMEA PMI Global Congresses that took place in Prague (2004) and Edinburgh (2005).
In 2009, Alexandre was named Projec Management Ambassador in Portugal by the PMForum, having joined the international PM Ambassadors speakers’ bureau created by this international organization. He was invited in late 2009 by the PMI to join the core team that developed the second edition of the PMI Practice Standard for Earned Value Management. He was also invited by Gower Publishers to write two books dedicated to the application of Earned Value Management to Projects, Programs and Portfolios. In 2012 he was invited to become EVM Ambassador in Europe by the Earned Value Management Europe Association.
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