Miguel Carvalho e Melo

Miguel Carvalho e Melo, Portugal
Founding Partner, Pomegranate, Lda.
Director of External Relations, APOGEP
Director of Innovation, GPM Global

One Rotten Apple can Spoil the Barrel
Saturday, October 29 at 10:15 am UTC / 12:15 pm CEST

At one extreme we can have co-located teams, at the other 100% virtual teams. In between there is a multitude of nuances. But whatever the environment, a team is like an ecosystem where there are many species of rare animals, each with its own specificities, requiring different approaches. Who are they and do we engage (or not) them?

Founding partner of Pomegranate, a consultancy and training company specialized in PPM (Project and Portfolio Management), Miguel Carvalho e Melo created two software-houses and was a partner at another consultancy firm specialized in PPM and general manager of a training company.

Miguel created and coordinates the Executive MBA in Sustainable Project Management at Autónoma Academy from Lisbon Autónoma University and 2 other Post-Graduations in Project Management in different Universities. He is also responsible for Project Management modules in several MBAs, Post Graduations and Master’s Degrees.

He has over 30 years of experience in Project Management consulting and training in Portugal, Belgium, France, UK, Switzerland, Morocco, Angola, and Brazil, in Portuguese, French and English and is certified by IPMA, GPM, PMI and FLEKS.

At IPMA – International Project Management Association, Miguel is a member of the Advisory Committee and IPMA Awards Assessor, has participated in several IPMA projects and is now Programme Manager of the IPMA CSR Programme and team member of IPMA Kids.

He was President, Vice-president, and General Secretary of the Board of APOGEP – Portuguese Association of Project Management and is currently Director of International Relations.

He is Global Director of Innovation of GPM – Green Project Management, GPM360 Registered Consultant and Assessor, and GPM Global Ambassador.


“The whole event seems to have gone very well and I’m impressed with the arrangements and platform that were put in place. Thanks to you and your team for a job very well done!”

“I just love the part to learn from successful and inspiring people! It was great! I hope next time I can attend it properly, this time work didn’t give me enough time to do it as I wanted but as far as I could, it was great.”

“During this time, I attended Global PM Days, I tried to watch all of the seminars online. I got very excited about IPMA because of the professionalism of the speakers.”

“Very pertinent topics delivered with passion and practical insights.”

“A unique experience. Congratulations on the organization of the event. It was very good. Greetings from IPMA PERU.”

“First of all, congratulations on the excellent presentation and theme of the conference! Of all the notable and distinguished speakers, I singled out the presentations of Mr. Stephen Carver, Peter Milsom and Pete Morgan!”

“Thank you for organizing once again a great event at a very low price! I believe these are my fourth PM Days and it’s definitely worth getting up at 4.30 am. The presentations are interesting and entertaining and it is good to see a subject from different angles.”

“Thank you for this great event! Congratulations to the organizing team!”

“Kudos to the team that made this event happen. To the moderators and speakers. You’ve been terrific! Until next time.”

“I would say the decision to participate in the conference was a weekend well-spent. I more than appreciate the global know-how and best practices shared on future organizations and talent management topics during the period full of challenges and behavioral changes in our companies. Thank you IPMA Young Crew for organizing such a wonderful and expert conference.”

“The keynotes gave me an overall insight of how wonderful the project management career is.”

“Keynotes, on how to handle project conflicts and manage people behaviours and attitudes in our organizations during an unexpected crisis at the online IPMA Young Crew conference GLOBAL PM DAYS 2020, were brilliant. Thank you and kudos to the entire event-organizing crew!”

“The conference was very interesting and I got lots of new information. Thank you for this opportunity. I am very much satisfied. Good luck.”

“Congratulations, it is truly amazing what a high-level event you are organizing each half year. I wish there would be much more participants to benefit from it, step up the marketing! ;)”

“Great job! Congratulations for organisation. I had great and inspiring two days!! Bravo from Croatia!”

“Thank you to the team organizing it, excellent work!”

“Speakers and panelists are great. This is my first time attending an international conference and this has exceeded my expectations. In fact, I’m still a student, and meeting people that are proficient and well-known in the field that I am interested in really makes my heart jump from excitement and happiness.”

“Allow me to congratulate you on huge success – how professionally you did manage two busy days! Thank you very much for PM days online conference. For me, it was a new experience, and I have to admit, it is a pity for me, that I did not spend more time hearing more speakers and did not use more of its features.”

“Wow. Everything went well. It was a great event and opportunity for everyone to know each other and network. Exposure is the price for exploit. Thank you for Global PM Days Team Organizers.”

“The GPMD 2022 had a great diversity of speakers – from the founders of modern project management at hp – to ex-FBI/Scotland Yard negotiators – to self-made project management individuals and entrepreneurs. This conference is a highlight and stands for all the awesome facets of project management.”