DETROIT, Aug. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, announced today its customer AES Brazil will deliver a case study focused on project and portfolio management (PPM) at this month's PM Tools 2013, an annual gathering of Brazil's project management community hosted by Project Management Mundo Magazine. Changepoint is a sponsor and will be exhibiting at the event. Paulo Carvalho, IT PMO for AES Brazil, and a Changepoint user since 2009, will offer key advice to project leaders seeking to successfully implement a project and portfolio management solution within their organization. As IT organizations strive to improve visibility into key portfolios and move away from spreadsheets and the manual monitoring methods of the past, they are turning to modern PPM solutions such as Changepoint for the answer. Based on his extensive experience, Mr. Carvalho will share the keys to a successful PPM implementation, which include an emphasis on well-defined processes and an adoption strategy that focuses on creating value for end users. He will be joined by Odemir Moreira da Mata, Jr., Changepoint Delivery Manager, who will provide an overview of Changepoint 2012, with a specific focus on the solution's resource management capabilities and their alignment to the project management portfolio. Session Title: "Defined Processes and a Focus on Adoption – the Keys to a Successful PPM Implementation" When: Thursday, August 29 8:45-9:45 a.m. Where: PM Tools 2013, August 28-29 at Senac-Campus Sto Amaro, São Paulo, Brazil What: Session attendees will hear valuable advice from Changepoint customer AES Brazil on achieving a successful PPM implementation and learn more about Changepoint 2012. Speakers: Paulo Carvalho, IT PMO, AES Brazil and Odemir Moreira da Mata, Jr., Director of Services, Compuware AES Brazil Serving 7.6 thousand people and more than 7.7 million clients in 142 cities across Brazil's South and Southeast regions, AES Brazil develops activities in the Brazilian energy industry with energy generation, sales and distribution businesses. The Group has two distribution businesses, AES Eletropaulo and AES Sul, and two generation businesses, AES Uruguaiana and AES Tietê. Together, the companies account for 12.5% of Brazil's distributed energy and 2.2% of its installed capacity. AES Brazil is a part of AES Corporation, a global company in the energy industry with generation and distribution businesses and a highly diversified portfolio.