Project Management in 2016 Olympic Games

  • Maria José SousaEmail author
  • Fabiano Lima
  • Jair Martins
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 444)


The main goal of this paper is to analyses “Which project management model best fit a mega event like the 2016 Olympic Games?” The organizations which participate in the Olympic Games project management in Rio are under the pressure of external scenarios of uncertainty and also several constraints to manage all the Olympic resources and need to deal with limitations of costs and time—the model adopted can help to achieve a major success of the event. According to studies made on the past, Olympics Project Managers face various challenges and the models adopted can help to achieve the ambitious goals of the event. The main finding of this research is that project management maturity models benefits management approaches and reinforce the definition and the use of strategic plans enhancing the control techniques of project management and also that a sustainability dimension is necessary to orchestrate the successful completion of a project with the amplitude of Olympic Games.


Project management Project management models Sustainability Maturity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria José Sousa
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Fabiano Lima
    • 3
  • Jair Martins
    • 4
  1. 1.CIEOUniversidade do AlgarveFaroPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade EuropeiaLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto Universitário de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  4. 4.Universidade do Sul de Santa CatarinaTubarãoBrazil

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