Alexandre G. Rodrigues, CEng. Ph.D. Prof. PMP
Executive Partner, PMO Projects / PMO Group
Senior Consultant (Cutter Consortium; www.cutter.com)
PM AmbassadorTM and International Correspondent (PM Forum)
Alexandre Rodrigues is Executive Partner of PMO Projects, consulting firm based in Lisbon specialized in Project Management (PM) and delivering advanced PM training and consulting services to clients across Europe and other parts of the world. Throughout his career Alexandre delivered 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. He is also a Senior Consultant with the Cutter Consortium (US), belonging to the Business-IT Alignment and Agile PM Practices. He has over 15 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 is an International Correspondent for the international PMForum in Portugal. He is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), and a Chartered Member of the Portuguese Association of Engineering. Alexandre was founding president of the PMI Portugal Chapter and was a PMI Component Mentor for the EMEA region during 2004-2007. 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 PM AmbassadorTM in Portugal by the PMForum, having joined the international PM Ambassadors speakers’ bureau created by this prestigious international organization. He was invited in late 2009 by the PMI to join the core team developing 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, which are forthcoming in 2012.