August 2018 PM Update from Chile

2018 Southern Cone Tour Congress, PMI Santiago Workshop N°7: Project management in complex IT environments, The race for lithium, Chile’s Piñera meets with Silicon Valley’s tech giants


Project Management Report from Santiago

By Jaime Videla, PMP

International Correspondent

Santiago, Chile


PMI Santiago Chile Chapter

2018 Southern Cone Tour Congress

One of the most interesting events for PMI community is the Southern Cone Tour Congress, which will take place on November 14 at Universidad Autónoma de Chile, located at Av. Pedro de Valdivia 425, Providencia, Santiago, Chile.

From now on, we invite you to participate in this celebration in the Southern Cone Tour Congress, postulating topics in the Call for Paper, attending the congress, and above all by getting involved with the various activities and benefits that we will continue to communicate according to the development of this great event.

For more information, please visit www.pmi.cl ; contact by telephone at +56 2 24814060, or by email to [email protected].

PMI Santiago Chile Chapter

Workshop N°7: “Project management in complex IT environments”

More than 30 people attended the workshop (July 5) held at the Andrés Bello University.

The speakers were Guillermo García and Fernando Romero, who presented two topics: Project management in complex IT environments, and Portfolio Management/Project Portfolios, an executive approach, respectively.


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How to cite this report: Videla, J. (2018). August 2018 Project Management Update from Chile, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VIII – August. Available online at: url https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/pmwj73-Aug2018-Videla-Chile-Regional-Report.pdf


About the Author

Jaime Videla

Santiago, Chile



Jaime Videla, PMP
, is the Managing Director for PMOChile a project management consultant firm based in Santiago, Chile. He is also senior partner of Accufast, a company provides material takeoff estimating services and engineering projects in Chile. Mr. Videla has 25+ years of project management experience leading utilities, mining and industrial projects (totaling US$222 millions) for large multinational companies like Siemens and ABB, or as a consultant for BHP and Anglo American. Jaime is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2007, has formal studies in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Chile. He has professional experience working/training in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico and Peru.

Since 2006 has been an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), assuming the role of director and vice president of communications and publicity of the PMI Santiago Chile Chapter in 2010. His areas of activity today include PMO development; contracting, claim, risk and project management services; project management training and coaching. Author of the e-book “Los 7 pasos para salvar un proyecto (The 7 steps to project recovery)”, he also writes about project management themes on PMOChile blog. In addition, he works as volunteer at Fundación Trascender, an innovative institution that manages a network of volunteer professionals through social projects.

Jaime Videla is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, lives in Santiago and can be contacted at [email protected].

To view other works by Jaime Videla, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/jaime-videla-pmp/