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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition by Jeanette Cabanis-Brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore

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CHAPTER 50

Global Infrastructure Projects

A Better Way

LUIZ ROCHA, PMP, RIO DE JANEIRO FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, BRAZIL

VIANNA TAVARES, MSC, MBA, SCPM, PMP, ICCPM, ASSOCIATE PARTNER, BRAZIL

The United Nations estimates that the world’s population reached seven billion by the end of 2011. In the last fifty years, humanity more than doubled, surging from three billion in 1959, to four billion in 1974, to five billion in 1987, and to six billion in October 1999.

The United Nations Population Division anticipates eight billion people by 2025; the urban population of developing countries is expected to grow by a million people every five days until 2030. The world economy has almost doubled in size over the past twenty years. This scenario suggests that ...

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