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.
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Account Registration

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Content

  • PM Network

    A Cleaner Look member content locked

    By Schomer, Stephanie Fashion has a new obsession. The industry is launching projects with an eye on erasing its wasteful, resource-heavy history. Global supply chains make tracing difficult. Producing fabric can be…

  • PM Network

    City Escapes member content locked

    Why can't an old rail line be an urban oasis? Across the United States, city governments have found that it's cheaper—and more engaging for residents—to rebuild infrastructure into public green…

  • PM Network

    Call of the Wild member content locked

    By Parsi, Novid Climate change, deforestation and poaching all threaten the mass extinction of large numbers of animal species. By the end of this century, climate change alone could wipe out about half of the…

  • PM Network

    The Positive of Negative member content locked

    By Wasney, Michael With climate catastrophe possibly looming, doing no environmental harm might no longer be enough. In an effort to drastically cut down on its carbon footprint, the Drax Group launched a £400,000…

  • PM Network

    A Sea of Troubles registered user content locked

    By Wasney, Michael The Dead Sea is dying. The famed biblical sea is receding more than 3 feet (1 meter) a year, due to a combination of damming, climate change and companies draining the water supply. A researcher at…

Advertisement

Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.