August 2017 PM Update from Argentina


Annual Survey of Software and Computer Industry in Argentina; 111mil National Program; Update from PMI Argentina Chapters (Project Management Update from Argentina)

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina


In line with technological advances worldwide, the demand for Knowledge Professionals grows strongly in Argentina. At a time when the country is experiencing difficulties, the software and information technology industry is showing growth, both in terms of employment generation and exports.

The study entitled “Permanent Observatory of the Software and Computer Services Industry” (OPSSI), carried out annually by the Chamber of Software and Computer Services Companies (CESSI), has determined that in the last 10 years the employment rate in this industry has doubled and during the year 2016 registered an average increase in employment of 3.1%.

The survey revealed that expectations for this year 2017 are increasing, as companies expect employment growth of 13.8%, which implies the creation of more than 12,800 new jobs, an increase of 25.5 % in total sales in Argentinian pesos and a 16.4% increase in exports in dollars.

According to the aforementioned study, during the 2016, 7,800 new positions were generated in this industry, 65% of which remained vacant due to lack of professionals. Companies need to fill positions of software engineers, systems analysts and programmers, among other roles, but they are not available in the local market.

As mentioned by Gustavo Guaragna, a member of the CESSI Steering Committee in charge of the OPSSI study, “The software industry generated jobs again, incorporating 2,800 new professionals and leaving an unsatisfied demand of more than 5,000 positions, which would have 7,800 jobs that the sector projected for 2016 “.

In Argentina, about 4000 professionals graduate each year from the universities in information technology careers, which covers only 30% of the almost 13,000 positions required in the industry for this year 2017.


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About the Author


International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina



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 has an Executive Master in Business Administration from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain and 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©, is a Professional Executive Coach accredited by Association for Coaching, UK, and 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 and she is professor of Project Management and Leadership in some Universities and Institutes in Latin America.

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

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