January 28th, 2011
Which of these do you consider more complex mega projects being executed in terms of project management in Brazil?
Poll Results Results Analysis The results are evenly distributed among the four mega-projects. None of them showed a pronounced distinction on the others. However, it is surprising to note that only 18% of participants considered the Olympics of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro as the most complex of them and that the World Cup of Soccer had been the leader in this poll with 32% of the votes. Before discussing this contrast, it is important to understand what we consider as complexity in a project. Complexity is the intensity of work, besides cultural, geographical, legal, social challenges among many others. Of course there is no meter-tape to measure this, a kind of “complexometer”, which allows comparing unique things. But we must have some criteria to define what is complex. In my point of view, the Olympics and the Pre-Salt exploration are, by far, the most complex projects that we undertake in Brazil. And, also, the World Cup would be the last. And why my opinion is different from a result on which 357 people from many areas opined? Well, let’s go to the answers. World Cup In my opinion, the World Cup is the first of these events to finish and many of the interviewees used the term “Urgency” as a translation for “Complexity” This is also the project in evidence in media nowadays, attracting more criticism and comments. Of course, we also have a clear public interest caused by the Brazilians love for soccer. But if we look at the World Cup, we see that the event brings together 32 teams and that each one has 22 athletes. Imagining that each country will take about 50 other professionals, we have a delegation of 72 people involved and a universe of less than 2,500 people. They are going to be distributed in 11 cities and there is just one sport as a target. Olympic Games Moreover, the Olympic Games bring together more than 10,000 athletes, technical committees, etc. Furthermore, we have a lot of sports being practiced in different locations and each of them has different needs. Finally, we have it all being held in […]Tags: Brazil, jogos olimpicos, Megaeventos, Megaprojetos, olympic games, WorldCup
3 Comments 3035 viewsDecember 7th, 2010
In this podcast, Ricardo talks about the Soccerex – the largest convention and business of football in world, which was held in Rio de Janeiro between 20-24 November. He was invited to attend the event and had the opportunity to talk about some key issues for planning the 2014 soccer cup. Ricardo reminded that the works for the World Cup will be competing with the pre-salt, construction of hydroelectric, PAC and they will miss the entire human resources to meet this demand. Ricardo also said that the works for the crown in 2014 will not only reforms in stages, is a much more extensive since it involves infrastructure, transmission, data link training to taxi drivers in the English language.Tags: Brazil, WorldCup
1 Comment 5158 viewsJuly 27th, 2009
Podcast that Ricardo return back to the project management needs to the 2014 Soccer WorldCup in Brazil. The podcast was recorded in order to complement the interview that he gave to the brazilian magazine Amanhã (tomorrow). If you are interested in access the full interview at http://issuu.com/ricardo.vargas/docs/interview-amanha-newspaper. Interview in Brazilian Portuguese.Tags: Excellence in Projects, Leadership, Project Priorization, WorldCup
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