São Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo is regarded as the economic center of both Brazil and South America. As the home to South America's largest stock exchange and the world's third most populated region (more than 19 million residents), Sao Paulo has the resources needed to support a fast-growing economy, one that is presently abounding with much foreign investment. This article overviews the state of project management in Sao Paulo. In doing so, it identifies a few of the city's most seminal of its many current public projects, noting the challenges that are involved in realizing these plans. It describes the key problem that Sao Paulo project managers must typically resolve when managing their projects; it discusses the fundamental reason that project management is gaining acceptance and wide-spread use in Sao Paulo. It also explains the challenges that Sao Paulo-based project managers must confront to practice their discipline, suggesting techniques that Western project managers can use when working in Sao Paulo. Accompanying this article are three sidebars, each noting the key concerns in managing Sao Paulo projects, concerns regarding the significance of networking, constructing sustainable buildings, and navigating local bureaucracy.
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