Top 3 Project Management Applications for Brazil

When collaborating with international team members, take time to research how they conduct business. Here are some things you should know when working with colleagues in Brazil.

Corporate Etiquette in Brazil

Personal relationships are important to your Brazilian counterparts, and they prefer to conduct business in person. Consider working with a Brazilian contact in your industry to make introductions. Check Brazil’s holiday and festival calendar before making appointments, scheduling meetings at least 2 weeks in advance.

Prepare for a slower pace when conducting business, and establish rapport at the start of each meeting. Brazilians negotiate deals slowly, so be consistent throughout the process, be sure to get a written contract with all the details specified, and consider hiring local financial and legal representatives if needed during contract negotiations.

Top 3 Project Management Applications for Brazil

It is important for project success that your collaborative software facilitate the best communication possible. Here are our product recommendations for the Brazilian market.

Cloud Computing in Brazil

Brazil, 22nd on the 2016 BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard, focuses on the digital economy and information technology. However, trade barriers and regulation implementation still pose innovation obstacles.

Brazil has not signed the WIPO Copyright Treaty, and still has no privacy laws or intellectual property protections. Online piracy is prevalent, but due to a slow moving court system, copyright holders don’t usually see those guilty of piracy held accountable. Brazil has made improvements in internet infrastructure and security.


While you should be punctual to business meetings, be aware that Brazilians view time casually. Factor in 15-30 extra minutes for tardiness plus a few minutes for small talk before discussing agenda items.

Brazilians are passionate and demonstrative, so prepare for a more assertive conversational and interaction style. Appearance is important to Brazilians, so dress well, stay in a nice hotel and entertain in upscale restaurants. Men typically wear traditional dark suits and ties, while women opt for a polished look including feminine dresses or suits.

Rebekah Peterman

Rebekah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling and a Master of Science Degree in Personnel Services in the School of Education. She’s participated in projects including editing/writing/publishing and blog articles, and is currently writing informative articles on the topic of project management.