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Agliberto Cierco
Quality Systems Transformação e Desenvolvimento Organizacional ltda.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Agliberto Alves Cierco has a PhD in general management from the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), and a PhD in ocean engineering from the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering (Coppe) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He has been a professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) since 1997, and currently teaches MBA courses related to quality, projects, and strategic planning; he has been coordinating MBA courses there since 1998.

Agliberto has many years of experience in the analysis and evaluation of investment projects, production, logistics, planning, management support, and quality management, having coordinated the implementation and perpetuation of organizational processes, including the research and implementation of new technologies and management training. Over the course of his career, he has served as strategic quality coordinator, marketing intelligence manager, administrative coordinator (director), operations planning manager, industrial director, project manager, and engineering manager, among other roles.

Agliberto has coauthored many books on management. He is a technical reviewer at Elsevier and has written reviews for CR since 2003.


 Agile transformation: using the Integral Agile Transformation Framework to think and lead differently
Spayd M., Madore M., Pearson Education, Boston, MA, 2021. 256 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-218853-17-0)

Agile methodology is not a new way of managing projects or conducting business. It has been used since approximately 1980, without much publicity. Nowadays, however, as we have the Internet and communication has become very easy, we often hear the...


Project management: a benefit realisation approach
Zwikael O., Smyrk J., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 337 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-030031-73-2)

Project management is not a new discipline. It has been studied for ages, with many examples from the past. The pyramids are a good example of the very first project management initiatives, for instance. The main difference is that, no...


Spreading activation, lexical priming and the semantic web: early psycholinguistic theories, corpus linguistics and AI applications
Pace-Sigge M., Palgrave Pivot, Cham, Switzerland, 2018. 135 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319907-18-5)

Focused on providing a brief history of artificial intelligence (AI) theories, this book is divided into five complementary chapters. The first chapter is an introduction. The second chapter quickly tells the history of AI, beginning w...


The entrepreneurial project manager
Cook C., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 2017. 212 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-498782-35-7)

Most of the time readers neglect the introduction, but here it is important because the book’s main concepts are very well explained in just a few pages, for example, the importance of philosophy on the project manager...


Relational database design and implementation
Harrington J., Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2016. 712 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-128043-99-8)

The author states in the preface: “This book is intended for anyone who has been given the responsibility for designing or maintaining a relational database (or whose college degree requirements include a database course).&am...


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