In support of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Port of Açu is participating in Rio de Janeiro state’s Lecture Cycle I in Campos and São João da Barra. The company joined forces with one of the largest associations for project professionals in organizing four meetings by November to discuss themes related to the area. The first meeting was held today, especially for associates of the Port Complex, in the enterprise’s Visitors Center, with 70 people enrolled. Ricardo Leite, a consultant with Goldratt Consulting Brazil, presented a lecture about “Fundamentals of the Theory of Constraints applied to project management”. The consulting firm’s Business director Wilson Leal presented the case of Larsen & Toubro, on deploying the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in a portfolio of projects to build a large shipyard in India in record time.
“This workshop offered us another perspective to manage all kinds of projects — either technical, professional or personal — as well as of time and portfolio management. The sequencing of key tasks and the idea of ‘lungs’ to properly manage the available time were addressed,” said Dennis Caceta, Engineering coordinator of the Port of Açu.
The program is extended to academics, outside professionals and the overall public. Other three meetings, which are open for enrollment, will be held in the IseCensa auditorium (October 24), in the FVG-Campos Business School for Human Capital (October 31), and in the auditorium of the Mayor’s Office of São João da Barra (November 7). Two Port of Açu employees will be speakers: HR specialist Christina Barros and the general manager of Project Implementation José Carlos Maia.
Maia was certified by PMI a decade ago. He emphasized the importance of qualification for the port’s associates and for the towns that will host the lectures. “We are very pleased to be able to bring to the port and to the region an entity that is a reference in project management. It is vital to invest in educating our teams and our people so that we can evolve as a company and as professionals,” he said.
“Project management is a critical skill with positive influence on the results attained by organizations and by society. It is a pleasure to collaborate voluntarily through PMI to local development during this difficult moment for Brazil,” added Julio Manhães, manager of the Campos Program for PMI RIO.
To learn more about PMI Rio’s Lecture Cycle I, visit http://iciclocampos.eventbrite.com.br starting on October 2.