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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.
We are a consulting and training company highly specialized in the area of Project Management. Being present in the international market since 2001, we have been assuming a position of leadership and innovation in the implementation of Project Management practices according to the most relevant project management international standards, like the TCM® from the AACE International, the ISO 21500, and the PMBOK® Guide from PMI, among others.
Our main mission is to help organizations in developing and aligning professionalized Project Management capabilities with their business strategy.
Equipped with a deep and exhaustive technical know-how acquired for over two decades of experience in the international market, we adopt a highly effective consulting approach to support your organization in the conception and design of methodologies properly adapted to the specific reality and requirements of your organization.
We deliver high-quality Project Management training courses accredited and aligned with the standards from the most prestigious professional organizations in this area like the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE), and the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), thereby providing your resources with both technical know-how and the working culture required for a successful adoption of professionalized Project Management.
We are a team composed by human resources of high quality and caliber: within our team we have professionals and international experts who have been participating closely in the development of the most important knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
Alexandre G. Rodrigues, Eng. Ph.D. PMP -
Throughout his career Dr. Rodrigues has been delivering services for a wide range of international organizations, like Volkswagen, Motorola, Microsoft, and Google in Europe, BHP and South32 in Australia and Africa, NATO in Brussels and Holland, Vodafone and Boehringer-Ingelheim in Germany, BAe Systems in the UK, VALE and Rio Tinto in Africa, ROSATOM in Russia, Casas Bahia and Telefonica in Brazil.
He has participated in major international projects, including 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/NCIA, then NATO's Consultation, Command and Control Agency.
He has been leading the implementation of Earned Value Management Systems for project and program control, especially in the mining, oil and gas, construction, and infra-structures sectors.
He is a Senior Consultant with the Cutter Consortium (US), belonging to the Agile Project Management Practice.
He has extensive teaching experience in the academia, having lectured Project Management and System Dynamics modelling related topics at several universities in Europe, Australia, South America, and Africa. He has supervised several Master and Doctoral research works in the area of Project Management.
He has several years of industry experience as a software engineer and published 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 then Eastern bloc.
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.
He is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is 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).
Dr. Rodrigues was an international correspondent for the Project Management Forum (PMForum) in Portugal. 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, having again been invited in 2018 to join the team that developed the upgrade of this standard to the ANSI/PMI 19-006-2019 The Standard For Earned Value Management. He was a lead author for the ISO21512 – EVM Implementation Guide standard currently under development 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.
Alexandre Rodrigues holds a five-year "licenciate" degree in Systems and Informatics Engineering awarded by the University of Minho in Portugal, and a Ph.D. in Management Sciences specialized in Project Management and System Dynamics awarded by the Strathclyde Business School at the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom.
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