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Alexandre Bruno

Diretor Técnico Internacional, ZAGOPE S.A.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

In an increasingly competitive and demanding labour market, training and updated knowledge in the area of project management are essential for anyone who wishes to progress in their professional careers, in the most diverse fields. With the globalisation of markets it is also necessary to understand and interact with other cultures and management styles. The main advantage of this course is precisely the diversity of the participants' areas, which allowed us to view situations and experiences from different perspectives.

Alexandre Oliveira

Project Manager
Project Leader
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

Sendo a Católica uma escola de topo, reconhecida e premiada internacionalmente, e através de referências de antigos alunos, o PAGAP foi uma escolha natural de evolução pessoal e profissional. A importância, diversidade e atualidade dos temas abordados fazem desta formação uma mais valia na compreensão de procedimentos e resultados que formam a Gestão de Projetos, ensinados por um experiente corpo docente, sempre muito acessível e colaborante. O networking e a partilha de experiências e conhecimentos com colegas de diversas áreas, enriqueceram, em paralelo, toda a aprendizagem técnica.

Álvaro Costa

Engineering Supervisor, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD)
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

Expectations overcome! The choice for PAGAP was without a doubt the right choice, as it allowed me to consolidate my knowledge and, at the same time and equally important, extend it to areas which I was not in control. The faculty was very knowledgeable and with a lot of practical experiences, and was working towards a common goal. As a final note, PAGAP revealed to be a good starting point in order to obtain the PMP certification.

Ana Lindo

Solution Developer - PMP, Millenniumbcp
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

PAGAP was such a privilege as it allowed me the contact with what I consider to be the most stimulating: the faculty and its technical skills as well as its practical application. Regarding its importance, I also value the exchange of experiences and knowledge among fellow colleagues. I am sure that the level of acquired knowledge will become even more valuable in the tasks I will be required to do in the future. I recommend PAGAP to all Directors and Senior Professionals who participate in Business Projects.

Ana Paula Ferreira

Engenheira Civil, Coba - Consultores para Obras, Barragens e Planeamento, S.A.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

I chose CATÓLICA-LISBON because it is a distinguished, highly regarded school. I feel that this training program enriched me both at the personal and professional levels. The faculty was great, very professional, with a lot of experience and the colleagues were all from different areas which is good. We shared many experiences.

Ana Vieira

Projetos Especiais de Cobertura, TMN
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

The PAGAP experience overcame my expectations. The excellent module organization, both in the theoretical and practical components, and the vast market and teaching experience of the faculty allowed me to get a wide range of knowledge, of which I must emphasize a set of tools and methodologies which are essential to help us reach our goals in any project. Also, I must highlight the participant diversity and very different professional paths, which allowed a very enriching exchange of ideas and experiences. In a globalized professional world, where companies have evolved to cross-sectional frameworks organized by project, this program becomes mandatory.

André Batista

Diretor de Projeto, TEIXEIRA DUARTE, S.A.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

The diversity of the professional areas of the different participants, as well as the quality of the professors, who have a vast experience in real cases greatly enriched the knowledge gained. This interaction allowed to see how the theory can be applied not only in our own professional activity, but also in many others, in the most diverse situations. This programs teaches the participant to have a better and greater ability to analyse and make decisions, and also provides the resource tools in order to support these decisions, under any circumstances he faces in his professional life.

Bruno Martins

SAP-HR Team Leader e Project Manager
Edinfor - a LogicaCMG Company
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

As a project manager responsible for implementing ERPs, my participation in the PAGAP allowed me to develop and update my professional and academic knowledge, opening up new horizons and perspectives with regard to everyday activities, about which we sometimes made decisions as a matter of routine. It was undoubtedly a gratifying experience and was an important tool for my professional career, transforming an enriching challenge into a winning proposition. On the other hand, it provided me with the means and tools necessary to prepare for my PMP Certificate issued by the PMI. Today, having already been certified, I have a far clearer and more practical understanding of all the basic processes of Project Management. The course is an asset for our day-to-day activities considering the way it helps map best practices and standards in the field of project management, in an increasingly demanding environment.

Carlos Borda

Field Service Engineer
Omnisens, Lausanne
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

O PAGAP foi uma experiência excelente. Concentra o melhor de dois mundos na medida em que aliada ao reputado nome da Universidade Católica na formação de executivos, se encontra uma formação que aborda o estado da arte da pluridisciplinaridade de competências/técnicas necessárias à gestão e avaliação de projetos. Acrescenta-se a isto os diferentes backgrounds de cada participante e professores, e temos uma permuta de experiências e qualidade dos módulos que tornam o curso ainda mais enriquecedor.

Celeste Ramalho

Gestão de Projectos de I&D
The Navigator Company
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

Attending PAGE was an enriching experience at various levels. As Project Manager, I was able to strengthen a more conventional management knowledge such as risk management and budget control, with courses such as Agile Methodologies, Design Thinking and through contact with IT tools to support integrated project management as the MsProject. This program covers many fields, all of which are important for modern project management in multiple contexts and prepare us to face change and team project management.

Diogo Oliveira Alemão

Orçamentista, Edifer Construções, S.A.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

After completing my masters in civil engineering and after a few years gaining professional experience, I felt the need to get some solid knowledge regarding concepts and methods used in management, which are applicable to project management, an area which is increasingly under the spotlight in organizations. Participating in the Advanced Program in Project Management and Evaluation of CATÓLICA-LISBON allowed me to tackle my shortcomings/gaps and get a fresh perspective in the areas that interest me most, thus being a very complete training program in all management areas and project evaluation, based not only in the academia experience of the faculty, but also their practical experience. I can clearly state that, as a young professional, this was an excellent experience both from the academia and social points of view, having enabled and increased my motivation towards my continuous personal and professional growth.

Dominique Pedrosa

Chefe do Departamento do Controlo de Gestão dos Ativos
Carrefour Portugal
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

A complete and coherent program with contributions that cover useful and essential aspects of project management and evaluation. I highlight the evident applicability of the theoretical concepts, as well as the added value brought by the different backgrounds of the participants, that allowed the exchange and sharing of different professional experiences, which gave the program great diversity and character.

Eduardo Alves

Chefe de Projeto, Cenor Projetos de Engenharia, Lda.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

A formação é um ato contínuo que dura toda uma vida. A evolução profissional a que nos propomos, mesclada das oportunidades com que nos deparamos e que consequentemente aproveitamos, ou não, conduz-nos a caminhos que, na maioria, tendem a divergir da nossa formação de base. É exatamente nestas situações que almejamos relembrar conceitos ou abarcar conhecimentos de áreas específicas não abrangidas pela nossa formação de base. Num país que se quer empreendedor, qualquer projeto deve ser responsavelmente pensado, planeado, gerido e avaliado. No PAGAP tive a oportunidade de alargar horizontes e consolidar ideias, objetivando a transição de uma gestão de projetos assente no senso comum, para uma abordagem com uma metodologia comprovada e reconhecida internacionalmente.

Fernanda Rodrigues

Diretora de Departamento de Via
REFER, EP
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

The rapid changes that take place in an increasingly complex world also make it necessary for organisations to adapt quickly and public enterprises are no exception to the rule. Their survival and success depend on a sustained development, which cannot be obtained without a strong emphasis on motivating employees to acquire skills and update their performance, by upgrading with new knowledge components. Given the challenges involved in developing new railway projects, the PAGAP allowed me to consolidate knowledge and techniques in the field of project management, since it encompasses the areas of operational and financial management and behavioural aspects associated with managing teams, complementing my technical training very effectively. The program encompasses areas that provide participants with skills that allow them to view organisations from a global perspective and act accordingly. It is a valuable tool for new forms of action owing to the updated and practical manner in which subjects are taught. The greatest added value was sharing experiences and knowledge with the teaching faculty and colleagues from the most diverse areas. The program was thus an enriching challenge that provided me with tools and know-how, preparing me for the great changes that will perforce occur in public enterprises as well, namely in terms of new ways of performing.

Francisco Borges

Area Manager
REPSOL PORTUGUESA
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

“Após alguns anos de experiência profissional ligados à gestão operacional e de projetos, senti a necessidade de ampliar os meus conhecimentos e consolidar capacidades nestas áreas, passando ainda pela consolidação de soft skills que me permitissem permanecer atualizado e preparado para poder encontrar e aplicar as melhores decisões num mundo global e em permanente mudança.

Nesse sentido, o PAGAP permitiu-me desenvolver capacidades de prever aspetos transversais no que respeita a gestão de projetos e de operações, assim como, consolidar conceitos e novas técnicas que me permitem ver e atuar numa ótica global e transversal, sempre orientado para a criação de valor sem esquecer aspetos críticos como o orçamento, planeamento, qualidade e liderança de equipas.”

Hugo Pinto

Siemens, S.A.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

For those of us who already work in project management, the PAGAP program leverages the acquired know-how and knowledge through the systematization and use of proven tools and techniques that allow immediate application in real life. The added value comes, not only from the excellent program structure, organization and academia component, but also from the variety of case studies presented by the teaching staff, as a result of their extensive market experience from previous projects, giving each participant a new perspective in project design and culture.

Inês Carreira

Gestora de Projetos, Construtora Abrantina, S.A.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

The PAGAP program provides a balance between our professional life and studies. With excellent teachers, it is possible to achieve great results ( on theoretical and practical levels), offering us essential tools to apply in the business world. The knowledge acquired in PAGAP gives access to a wider range of professional possibilities in the future, whether on a national or international level.

Jaime Quintas

Gestor de Projetos
Alfalink, Consultores em Engenharia, Lda.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

Nowadays, education is crucial; as crucial as it is to reconcile it with any professional activity that increasingly demands more and more of us. Through PAGAP, I was able to gain access to a very specific core of knowledge that would otherwise be inaccessible to me. The contact with several Management themes, some of them in considerable depth, the high quality faculty, the sessions in Évora and the interaction with the participants are plenty of reasons to advise all those who are involved in Project Management to take this program.

João Chorão

Construction Manager
Bovis Lend Lease Portugal
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

In an increasingly competitive and challenging environment it is necessary to be permanently updated and prepared in order to be able to effectively find and develop the best solutions for the problems that we face daily in the course of our professional activities. Taught by professors with a superlative technical capacity and practical experience, the PAGAP is an excellent contribution to obtain additional skills in the area of project management. It has provided me with an extremely useful set of knowledge and tools for both my professional as well as personal development.

Luís Miguel Soares

Engenheiro, Efacec Engenharia, S.A.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

In PAGAP we learn various topics which allow us to have a new insight into diverse situations that are very useful in the many tasks performed by Project Managers. PAGAP gives us tools which can become essential to overcome difficult situations and reach goals in the most challenging projects.

Manuel Cruz de Seixas

Gestor na área de Comando e Controlo
Força Aérea Portuguesa
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

In my professional activities, where changes constantly occur owing to political and strategic/operational decisions, it is essential to be able to adapt projects that are underway, to analyse associated risks and always maintain a capacity for leadership. All these aspects are amply contemplated in the PAGAP, presented in a simple manner, but nonetheless making us feel that we are in the presence of the best professionals in this area. The course enables participants to effectively update and develop knowledge in the area of projects in a tangible and appropriate manner. The approach used for the different areas (operational, financial, human resources) as well as the supporting IT tools were an excellent asset. My congratulations for this initiative.

Marisa Helena Perestrelo

Responsável Planeamento/Dir. Produção Sul
Somague Engenharia
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

After many years of leading projects in all their varied stages I came to the conclusion that while all projects have a head or a director not all heads/directors are necessarily project managers. It is necessary to demystify the idea that managing a project simply entails overseeing costs and that the success of a project depends on being done within the budget. This program was important in order to clarify, develop and systematise what I had already learnt from experience. I think that those who call themselves project managers but are not yet suitably skilled and those who wish to be project managers should attend this course to realise that projects are managed with teams and in a team there are no unimportant activities. We live in a world of constant change and intense competition and hence well-defined strategies, quality, efficient organisation, planning and control, risk management and leadership, which result in a commitment to continuous improvement, are what make the difference.

Pedro Fernandes

Especialista, EDP Distribuição
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

In an increasingly demanding and competitive world, where more and more companies feel the need to organize themselves by projects, there is an increasing need to acquire skills in project management. With PAGAP, by having a very extensive curriculum, from the problem in risk management, to the financial control of projects, as well as the leadership and coordination of teams, it enabled me to acquire a wide set of skills that will definitely help me overcome more easily the daily challenges.

Pedro Nuno Coelho

Técnico Superior Assistente, ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal, SA
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

I really enjoyed participating in PAGAP. The Faculty was composed of very skilled people, given they were able to teach in an outstanding way, balancing the fundamental theoretical component regarding the origin of project management, and adapting it to the daily context that currently exists in companies. It seems to me that we completed the program with valuable tools that add value to each workplace.

Ricardo Francisco Pacheco

System Planning Engineer
EDP Holding
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

Over the course of my professional activities I became increasingly interested in and curious about the area of project management, largely due to my contribution towards implementing processes and technologies at the Energy Management Unit of EDP Holding, where I was responsible for managing the EDP Group's production assets in the market. In my view, project management plays a fundamental role in terms of organisations, since it ensures competitiveness and provides solutions for strategic needs in a constantly changing and uncertain competitive world. It is a rigorous form of management that uses best practices while implementing processes, new technologies, infrastructure or initiatives that have a different purpose. Through PAGAP I acquired essential tools and skills that complemented my basic training in the field of Engineering. The program was an asset for my personal and professional development and I would highly recommend attending this course.

Ricardo Mourão

Systems Support Manager
Baxter Médico-Farmacêutica
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

Since I work in a multinational company, every year I see that change constantly occurs. New applications, methodologies, processes and strategies keep appearing, with a view to doing more and doing things better - everything to serve our clients by providing the best quality possible. Teams are formed for all these initiatives so as to implement them better and ensure the necessary follow-up. I have often been involved in many of these projects owing to my professional functions. When I joined the PAGAP I aimed to improve my level of knowledge so as to improve the quality and performance of these projects. However, I found far more than that at the PAGAP. In addition to a very complete and balanced program, I found a set of professors who had both academic and professional experience, who motivated us and gave us the space to develop our skills. Thus, during classes we discussed best practices and practical cases and were provided with materials and bibliography that allowed us to develop them. This is the only way to achieve a rapid learning process, which, balanced with our professional activities, produces a change in attitude during such a short span of time while imparting the knowledge that enables us to be even better professionals. This course was also an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences with other participants from very diverse areas and with very interesting experiences, which perfectly complemented the classes and the professors. For all these reasons I am very happy that I chose the PAGAP and would not hesitate to recommend it to all professionals who work in the field of projects, irrespective of whether these are simple or complex ventures.

Rogério Dias

Team Leader
PMP, Nokia Siemens Networks Portugal S.A.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

Foi um enorme prazer frequentar o curso PAGAP - Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos. Foi ao encontro das minhas expetativas a vários níveis. O relacionamento interpessoal e a informação transmitida no decorrer dos módulos, tiveram um papel fundamental no meu desenvolvimento pessoal e profissional.

Rui Martins da Silva

Manager
Novabase Business Solutions
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

A principal razão porque escolhi o PAGAP teve como base a necessidade pessoal de certificar os conhecimentos e de alguma forma alicerçar o meu desenvolvimento na atividade de gestão de projetos. O balanço que faço é extremamente positivo, isto porque aliado à credibilidade do programa, à equipa docente, e à troca de experiências de vida, acabo no fim por sentir que todas as expetativas que tive foram de facto alcançadas.

Rui Rodrigues

Chief of Project Management Office, SIBS, S.A.
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

A training program with “one-meter long by one-finger deep”. This statement actually reveals the expectations I had regarding the curriculum on my first day. It is a program which “opens doors” to a wide range of technical skills which can be useful to any Project Manager, regardless of his specialty. For someone who was looking for a theoretical “refresh”, I made the right choice.

Rui Santo

Engenheiro de Sinalização e Compatibilidade Eletromagnética, REFER EPE
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

I decided to take the PAGAP with the aim to complement, essentially, my technical education, in the context of project management offered by a university with quality recognition, such as CATÓLICA LISBON. It was a privilege to be able to share experiences in this scope, with Professors that are a reference in the areas they lecture and/or in which they develop their professional activity. This is the only way to access the best case studies and “state of the art” tools. The multidisciplinary and relaxed environment allows participants to exchange enriching experiences, allowing, in a very short time, a favourable dynamic learning and personal development. It is a “must” for those with a career in Project Management or who simply need to complement their technical career.

Sandra Felícia Silva

Diretora de Certificação, Qualidade e Formação
TV Cabo Portugal
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

The PAGAP was important since it enabled me to further develop my understanding of best practices, so as to consolidate what I had already learnt from experience: managing projects is more than defining schedules and overseeing budgets; it essentially means stipulating realistic objectives, delineating efficient strategies, managing risk, maintaining the cohesion of the team and, obviously, achieving the expected results, giving the client exactly what they want in the quickest possible time. This program was undoubtedly an asset, both at a professional as well as a personal level and I would recommend it to everybody responsible for projects and those who intend to lead and evaluate projects, not only skilled users of Project and Excel, but also result oriented managers, without overlooking the aspects of quality in terms of planning and effective team leadership.

Sílvia Castilho Martins

Projetista de Estruturas - PMP, IDOM Engenharia
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

People talk a lot about project management. In the PAGAP you are challenged to improve processes in the important variables: innovation, technology but also people, investment and obviously the risk. All of this happens in an exceptional environment, where we have group work with people from various areas of knowledge and which are clearly motivated in acquiring new skills and share experiences. PAGAP is an enriching program and I truly recommend it.

Sofia Varela

Coordenadora Adjunta
Galparque - Diversão e Turismo
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

The labour market liberalization to the European Union member states implies an increase and adaptation of professional resources proportional to the increasing resulting competition. As key areas, I must refer Knowledge and IT skills. Knowledge is the constant need to keep up to date with the evolution of information within the professional activity developed; and IT Skills as the use of the technology available to us, that is so useful nowadays, in the optimization of information, either by executing tasks or by improving multidisciplinary team communication. In 2006, with the AMBA Accreditation (Association of MBAs), CATÓLICA-LISBON proved to be a Business School of reference at the international level. This together with the excellent curriculum of the PAGAP Program, helped me to decide to enrol in this program. My goal was to complement my current knowledge in Management within the civil engineering area. The key facts that made this a good decision include: the program structure and curriculum; the professionalism of the faculty and staff involved; the know-how and experience of the teaching staff, both in the presentation of the theoretical contents as well as in the sharing of case studies and real life examples; the cultural component offered either at conferences or in external lectures; and the recognition of CATÓLICA-LISBON by the Financial Times (FT) as the first Portuguese school to be in the annual Executive Education ranking (in the 19th position of the Top 20 European for Executive Education and 42nd position worldwide), and thus joining the selective club of top business schools, such as Harvard, IMD and INSEAD.

Teresa Neves

Engenheira Química, Quimitécnica Ambiente
Programa Avançado de Gestão e Avaliação de Projetos

When I first applied to PAGAP, I was looking for a program to complement my education and which would adapt mostly to my current work, but which would also develop my management skills and project evaluation. It was the best thing I could have done! PAGAP was not only a value-added choice in terms of academic content, with experienced and highly-skilled professors in the project management area, but was also an enriching experience due to the sharing of knowledge and experiences during the whole program. PAGAP overcame my expectations at every level!

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