Alexandre Rodrigues is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence practice. His expertise focuses on the implementation of organizational project offices and earned value management systems. Clients include a wide range of international organizations, such as Volkswagen, Motorola, Microsoft, BHP Billiton in Australia and Africa, and NATO in Brussels and Holland. Previously, Dr. Rodrigues worked for several years in project management for the military and consulting industries in the UK and the US, where he extensively used system dynamics simulation modeling to analyze the complex dynamics of large projects and programs.
Dr. Rodrigues is an International Correspondent for the PMForum (Portugal), a PMI member, a certified PMP, and a Chartered Member of the Portuguese Association of Engineering. In 1996, he was co-organizer of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on the subject of managing and modeling complex projects. He was founding President of PMI's Portugal Chapter and served as PMI Component Mentor for the EMEA region in 2004-2007. Dr. Rodrigues was an active member of the PMI teams that developed the PMBOK Guide (third edition) and the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3). He served two consecutive years (2004-2005) on the Congress Project Action Teams (CoPAT) for the EMEA PMI Global Congresses. In 2009, he was named PM Ambassador in Portugal by the PMForum. That same year, the PMI invited him to join the core team developing the second edition of PMI's Practice Standard for Earned Value Management. Dr. Rodrigues is the author of two forthcoming books on the application of earned value management for projects, programs, and portfolios.
Dr. Rodrigues has over a decade of teaching experience, having lectured on project management and system dynamics modeling topics to undergraduate and graduate students throughout various universities in Europe. Dr. Rodrigues publishes regularly in scientific and business journals, has served as Guest Editor for Cutter IT Journal, and has been a guest speaker at international conferences and other project management events. He received the 1996 Mike Simpson Award from the UK's Operational Research Society for research developed in the fields of project management and system dynamics modeling. Dr. Rodrigues holds a five-year licentiate degree in systems and informatics engineering from the University of Minho (Portugal) and a PhD in project management and system dynamics from the University of Strathclyde (UK). He can be reached at email@example.com.