Dr. Lou Vianna is the South American Research Director for The Standish Group. Lou is a project management professional and educator. He has trained more than seven thousand project managers through his affiliation with Fundação Getulio Vargas and other educational outlets. His background includes work at the Naval Research Institute in Brazil and service in the Brazilian Navy. Lou received his masters in project management from George Washington University, his masters in engineering from McGill and Ph.D in complexity from Fluminense Federal University.