PMDome® Workshop

The PMDome is a dynamic and practical training in project management where the participants are divided into teams which in a challenging and exciting competition they must demonstrate superior performance in project management according to the basic requirements proposed by the fictitious client.

The target audience of the training is Executives, Senior Managers, Project Managers, Resource Managers and Team Members. However PMDome does not requires previous experience in projects once the participant will be able to assimilate the basic concepts of project management and develop the product during the workshop.

The main project deliverable is a physical structure called Geodesic Dome, constructed from sheets of paper, to be planned, executed and controlled in real time using the Project Management Institute (PMI®) framework. PMI® is a non-profit association, world leader in the profession of project management.

The activities developed by the participants during the workshop focus on the main concepts of project management, including:

• decomposition and organization of tasks in terms of deliverables and work packages;
• responsibility assigning to the work packages;
• the development of the project schedule and budgets based on the work packages.

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How to Use Dropbox on Windows

Interested in using the cloud-saving service Dropbox on your windows computer? Get started by following these steps!

(Note: we primarily used Windows 8 when building these steps, so you may experience this process differently if you are using another version of Windows)

1. Signing up for Dropbox on Windows


Go to
Enter your first name on the right side of the webpage.
Enter your last name
Enter your email address
Create and enter a password.
Check box that says “I agree to Dropbox Terms”.
Click “Sign up.”

2. Downloading and Installing Dropbox


Click “Download Dropbox” on the left side of the webpage.
Click “Run” on the pop-up on the bottom of your screen (image above).

3. Downloading and Installing Dropbox (cont.)


A new window may appear asking if you want to allow changes to this computer. Click “Yes”.
PS: This allows your computer to accept Dropbox and download the installer.

4. Downloading and Installing Dropbox (cont.)


Click “Install” on the next window.
PS: Your computer will now begin the installation process.

5. Downloading and Installing Dropbox (cont.)


On the next screen that appears, click the option that says, “I already have a Dropbox account”.You will use the account information you created in Step 1 of this instructable, so make sure you have that ready.

6. Downloading and Installing Dropbox (cont.)


Select the option “2GB” on the next window that emerges. If you desire more space for your Dropbox account, you can opt to pay for 100-200 GB of additional space. You can apply this upgrade to your account at any time, though these instructions will not cover that process.

7. Downloading and Installing Dropbox (cont.)


The next screen will ask you to “Choose setup type”. As the installer recommends, choose “Typical”.

8. Downloading and Installing Dropbox (cont.)


The following window helps you connect your account with your smartphone. You can either set that up on this screen now, or, if you have an iPhone, you can go take a look at our iPhone Dropbox instructable some other time.
When you are done, click on the option “Next” in the bottom right area of the window.

9. How to Use Dropbox on the Windows Desktop


First, locate the Dropbox icon within the bottom right section of your taskbar.

10. How to Use Dropbox on the Windows Desktop (cont.)


Right click the Dropbox icon.
Click on the option “Open Dropbox Folder”.

11. How to Use Dropbox on the Windows Desktop (cont.)


See the new window that appears. This is your Dropbox folder. Dropbox automatically provides one or more default folders for you (the image above may not resemble your default folder exactly). But move on to the next section to learn how to create and manage your own folders.

12. How to Create a Folder in Dropbox on Windows


Right-click within your Dropbox folder and select the option “New”.
Then select “Folder”. An untitled folder will appear.
Rename the untitled folder that appears if you desire.

13. How to Upload Files and Folders to your Dropbox Folder


Open up your Dropbox folder.
Drag any file or folder––either from your desktop or another folder––and drop it within your opened Dropbox folder.
PS: If you want to send the file to a specific folder within your Dropbox folder, simply drag and drop the file inside that specific folder.

Project Management in Public Sector

The resistance to adopting new practices, and misinformation, classified the public sector as inefficient and incapable of solving many social problems that get worse over time. In so many years the best practices considered efficient in administration were restricted to private initiative.

If it works in the private sector, why do not adapt to the public? I always tell my students that to the project goes wrong, they need do nothing, goes wrong itself. We took decisions to maintain our baseline with smallest possible deviation from the initial project. It is clear that only deploy a methodology with different processes and forms will not help so much, what we need is to believe that public service is competent enough to work efficiently with the resources that are increasingly scarce.

Projects in the public sector suffer great political pressure and work with political time . Deadlines and deliveries are often established by mandates and defined arbitrarily, without considering the real effort required to complete the project or phase.

The lack of expert opinion and the difficulty of information available for decision making are also factors that aggravate the deadlines and delay interventions. Decisions are not always satisfactory and persist for a time, rarely that decisions are best and most correct. For Simon, it is impossible for us to know all possible alternatives under certain project and we do not know all the attendant consequences to decisions, we content ourselves only meet essential for decision making.

In the latest survey conducted by the G1** , on the main interventions of PAC, posted on June 6, 2013, the average delay is 48 months. For example, a work that began in 2007 should have been completed in 2010, was renegotiated in 2014 and in the last report it will finish in 2016. The main factor is the lack of planning and especially the lack of adequate prediction of future problems that will surely arise.

Deploy technology project management in the public sector is not a simple task. And I must say that management methodology, compared to current methods is an extremely advanced technology. Adopt an efficient practice against claims scenarios we’ve seen in recent months is synonymous of survival.

Make a decision, ie, to adjust means to ends , is the main task of public administration . Whether to deploy new methods adjust older ones or simply predict what can go wrong, so with effective planning, reinsert the project to the baseline.

* SIMON H.A, Administrative Behaviour, 1965.
** Biggest news portal of Brazil.