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  • Award received

    IPMA Young Research Award - Outstanding Contribution 2020

  • Most cited article

    Our article ranked among the most cited articles in the Project Management Journal


Project Complexity

What causes it, where it lies, and how to manage it?

Project management competency

What are the competencies important to project manager?

Artificial intelligence and new technologies

How it affects project management and managers?

Gamification of project management education

How to effectively train project managers?

Why project management?

Why project management?

The reasons we research project management and why you should care about it


About Publications

Our research projects are mainly focused on understanding the aspects related to project complexity and how managers can cope with it.

We also research topics related to defence policy and economics and collaborate with other authors in interdisciplinary subjects.

Additionally, we are starting two new research projects focused on artificial intelligence and new technologies applied to project management, and the gamification of project management education.

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The main project complexity factors and their interdependencies in defence projects

Leandro Bolzan de Rezende, Paul Blackwell, Juliano Denicol, Herbert Kimura

Main competencies to manage complex defence projects

Leandro Bolzan de Rezende, Paul Blackwell, Juliano Denicol, Siegrid Guillaumon

Project Management Competency Framework

Leandro Bolzan de Rezende, Paul Blackwell

Revisiting project complexity: a new dimension and framework

Leandro Bolzan de Rezende, Paul Blackwell

Dr Leandro Bolzan de Rezende


Dr Rezende is a project management practitioner and researcher, working to bridge the gap between academia and practice.

As a practitioner, he worked as Chief Project Officer and project manager at the Brazilian Army Communications and Electronic Warfare Centr

  1. April 2020

    PhD in Management of Projects

    The University of Manchester
  2. September 2018

    System Engineering Fast Track

    University of Oxford
  3. August 2016

    MBA in Planning, Budgeting and Public Management

    Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
  4. November 2012

    MSc in Military Sciences: Logistics

    Army Officers Training School (EsAO)
  5. May 2012

    Specialization in Public Administration

    Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)
  6. June 2009

    Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

    Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)
  7. August 2007

    MBA in Project Management

    University Gama Filho (UGF)
  8. November 2004

    Bachelor's degree in Military Sciences: Logistics

    Military Academy of the Black Needles (AMAN)