No project turnaround needed for the World Cup. But, will it lead to a successful 2016 Olympics?

With the 2014 World Cup a few weeks behind us and the media attention mostly subsided, it’s time to take a look at Brazil’s use of “project turnaround” efforts to remediate many of its pre-hosting issues. Many people, myself included, noticed several factors that could have easily led to “imminent failure” in the weeks leading up to opening day.…

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The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics Highlight the Need for Project Turnaround Considerations – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1 of this series, numerous hurdles must be overcome in order to label the 2014 World Cup (and 2016 Olympics) in Brazil a success. Three final factors need to be considered in order to ensure a successful outcome: cost, resources and communication. All three become paramount as both events loom ever closer, increasing the pressure to deliver on the world stage.…

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The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics Highlight the Need for Project Turnaround Considerations

With less than two weeks until the 2014 World Cup and a little over two years until the 2016 Olympics, media attention is heating up for both major international events. Many of these stories will undoubtedly focus on issues with the planning and execution of each event. Brazil should take action to ensure that the World Cup in various cities, and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro down the...

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