August 2017 PM Update from Spain


The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter selected as one of the three finalists for the PMI Chapter of the Year Award

By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent & Editorial Advisor

Madrid, Spain


This good news means the PMI recognition to our volunteer job for the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter over the years. It was not an overnight process. It took many years of work and effort from so many volunteers. Congratulations.

How did the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter arrive here?

Everything started on 2003, when José Antonio Puentes as Sponsor and the former President, Javier Sanz, Alfonso Bucero and others as founding members and a reduced group of volunteers created the PMI-MSC with 25 professionals. Many things have happened from then, the Chapter had several presidents (Alfonso Bucero, Julio Carazo, Francisco Javier Rodriguez-Blanco and Claudia Alcelay (current president)), several Board of Directors, several volunteers and sponsors. Microsoft Spain was our first Sponsor, but we have known how to maintain a key ingredient during all those years: we are there to serve our membership. Without any doubt, that approach has provoked that, almost 15 years later, to have the honor to be selected as a potential winner for that Award.

How was the selection process?

After an internal process, where PMI is choosing potential Chapters, on march 2017, PMI invited us to present us as a candidate for the “Chapter of the Year 2016 Award”. It started an intense process of information gathering and elaboration which ended with the submission of our proud proposal.


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About the Author

Alfonso Bucero

Contributing Editor
International Correspondent – Spain

Alfonso Bucero
, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow, is an International Correspondent and Contributing Editor for the PM World Journal in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Bucero is also founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting. Alfonso was the founder, sponsor and president of the PMI Barcelona Chapter until April 2005, and belongs to PMI’s LIAG (Leadership Institute Advisory Group). He was the past President of the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter, and now nominated as a PMI EMEA Region 8 Component Mentor. Alfonso has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica in Madrid and is studying for his Ph.D. in Project Management. He has 29 years of practical experience and is actively engaged in advancing the PM profession in Spain and throughout Europe. He received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award on October 9th, 2010 and the PMI Fellow Award on October 22nd 2011. Mr. Bucero can be contacted at [email protected].

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