I’m an experienced PMO and PPM advisor, educator, author, and international speaker, with a track record of establishing, embedding and maturing best-fit practices and building capabilities in complex organizations undergoing transformational business change. A passionate advocate of the value of PMOs as business partners and enablers of strategic change delivery, I have developed my career from management consulting, with work experience gained internationally and across industries.
I hold a MSc (with distinction) in Strategic Management of Projects from University College London (UCL), a BSc in Management, a specialization in Competitive Intelligence, and a PgDip in Foresight, Strategy and Innovation by ISEG (Lisbon). Currently, I’m undertaking a Ph.D. in Project Management at Alma Mater Europaea, on the topic of anti-fragility in project management. My main research interests include PMOs, future-oriented project management, sustainable project management, and organizational agility.
I’m certified as a PMP®, PRINCE2®, PRINCE 2 Agile®, MOP®, MSP®, P3O®, APMP® (IPMA-D), PMD® Pro Level 2, PMO-CP, as well as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP®) for MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. In addition, I’m an active member of the project management community, having been a blogger at ProjectManagement.com, a fellow member of the APM®, subject matter expert representative in the Portuguese technical commission liaising with ISO/TC 258, contributor to the PMI’s publication “Organizational Project Management Guide”, and having served as a volunteer with the PMI® Portugal Chapter. For a period, I was also Secretary of the APM PMO Specific Interest Group. PMOs are my area of passion – and that’s why I’m also a member of the Advisory Board of the PMO Global Alliance and co-author of the only PMO training courses accredited by the chartered body for the project profession (APM).