June 2018 Update from Buenos Aires

Infrastructure Projects Continue in Argentina; updates on PMI chapter activities in Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Mendoza (Report from Argentina)



By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina


In today’s Argentina, with still great difficulties to recover the economy, diminish inflation and reduce the fiscal deficit, many infrastructure projects are still being carried out in different areas and throughout the country’s extensive geography.

From the road works that are repaving the roads that were without maintenance many years and transforming routes into highways to facilitate circulation and reduce traffic accidents, to renewable energy generation parks, such as wind farms in Patagonia and the extensive generators of solar energy of the Argentine Northwest, including the urbanization of the “villas”, as were named the very precarious neighborhoods, being provided now with potable water services, sewers, electricity and storm drains, the renovation of the railways that have been abandoned for more 30 years and many other projects to improve the country’s infrastructure and generate jobs and development.

One of the projects most renowned in recent days, is the expansion of Line H of subways of Buenos Aires, since on May 17, it was inaugurated the new station Julieta Lanteri in the neighborhood of La Recoleta, next to the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires.

President Mauricio Macri participated in the inauguration together with the Mayor of Buenos Aires City, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and other government officials. Macri said that the works undertaken in the country are part of “a path of transformation and profound change” that “carry the effort, conviction and persistence of all.” In turn, the president celebrated the decision of give name to the station as Julieta Lanteri, the first woman who voted in Argentina and in Latin America. “Julieta Lanteri was a vanguardist in her time, claiming for things that are now becoming more real and possible,” said Macri, adding that the decision “is so valid at this time, that we have raised a very important agenda in terms of gender equality and opportunities, on March, 1st”.

Photo: President Mauricio Macri, together with the Mayor of Buenos Aires City and two female conductors of the subways, at the inauguration of the new Julieta Lanteri Station of the Subway Line H of Buenos Aires.

Julieta Lanteri (Italy, March 22, 1873 – Buenos Aires, February 23, 1932) was an Italian-Argentine doctor, politician and feminist. In 1886 she was admitted to the National College of La Plata and was the first woman graduated from that institution. In 1911 she was the first Argentine and Latin American woman who voted, after achieving the exception to the Electoral Justice based on an omission in the call of the Municipality of Buenos Aires. The female vote did not exist at that time in Argentina (it was approved in 1947).


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To cite this article: Boggi, C. (2018). Project Management Update from Argentina, PM World Journal, Vol. VII, Issue VI – June. Available online at https://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/pmwj71-Jun2018-Boggi-argentina-regional-report-english.pdf

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 was PMI’s Mentor for Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016.  Cecilia participated in the development of PMI’s PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team; she is professor of Project Management and Leadership in some Universities and Institutes in Latin America.

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

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