A Difficult Year for Argentina


Project Management Update from Buenos Aires

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina


2016 is clearly a difficult year for our country.

Professionals involved in projects have conveyed their concern about the current situation in Argentina, especially in the first semester of the year.

In the first months of the new administration, the national government is in the difficult task of improving the economy, reducing the fiscal deficit, modernizing the state and cancelling debt with creditors, and thus leave the default, to insert Argentina in the world and attract new investment.

The first 100 days of President Mauricio Macri, recently met, have been aligned with those objectives. During this time, Argentina participated again in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, after 13 years of absence, where the president and his delegation held meetings with world leaders and executives of the largest companies in the world. Besides, our country received the visit of French President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, and the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

One of the main purposes of these visits is to rebuild confidence in Argentina and to attract productive investments in the hands of foreign capital.

After the meeting between Barack Obama and Mauricio Macri, both governments signed agreements about security, fighting crime and money-laundering, and to increase trade and investments. It seeks to deepen cooperation policies against drug trafficking and international security as well as energy development, infrastructure, technology and trade.

Also in line with the opening to the world, President Mauricio Macri traveled to the Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, and besides with his US counterpart, Barack Obama, Macri also held bilateral meetings with representatives of Canada, India, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the European Council President Donald, Tusk, in the importance to expand trade agreements between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) and reinforce actions in the fight against drug trafficking.


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About the Author


International Correspondent
Buenos Aires, Argentina


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 Cecilia Boggi, PMP is founder and Executive Director of activePMO, giving consulting services and training in Project Management and Leadership skills in Argentina and Latin America.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 20 years both in the government and private sector. Cecilia also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential since 2003, is certified as SDI Facilitator from Personal Strengths© and is alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2012. Ms. Boggi is Past President of the PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter, and is a founding member of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter and PMI Santa Cruz Bolivia Chapter. She has been designated by PMI in the role of Mentor of Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016. Cecilia has participated in the development of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team an she is professor of Project Management in some Universities and Institutes in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

She can be contacted at [email protected] and http://www.activepmo.com/

To view other works by Cecilia Boggi, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/cecilia-boggi/.