Changing a company culture with project management
This work presents the PM@Siemens program; a project management program started in Siemens Germany in 2001, and in process of implementation in Siemens Mercosur. As part of this program, the company started several PMP® preparation courses. The idea of the paper is to show how the program, these courses and the certifications are changing the project management culture inside the company. The work is illustrated with the case of the PMP courses of the Siemens Brazil, as part of the PM@Siemens program. The main purpose of this work is to identify practical criterions that will lead to a successful change in the project management culture inside a company, as well as make a parallel with the academic knowledge. Interviews were conducted with the project managers and the responsible managers for project management at Siemens Mercosur.