Proactive PMI Madrid Chapter & Interview with AEDIP President Jordi Seguró


Project Management in Spain – monthly report

By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent & Editorial Advisor

Madrid, Spain

PMI Madrid Chapter as proactive as usual

The PMI Madrid Chapter started their operations as a Chapter in October 2003. From then, this Chapter has been growing up more and more each year. Their growth has not been only in membership but their member’ services. After our summer period we need to welcome the new Chapter members this month.  On September 26th, the PMI Madrid Chapter counts on 1.633 members. First of all I am focused on the Chapter membership number, to point out the fact that PMI Madrid Chapter will close September month with a new historic number of affiliates. After overpassing the number of 1.600 members, three months later the Chapter experienced a light decrease, then to grow up again by the end of August this year.

Regarding Spain, having more than 6.500 members from last May, our country is keeping the ranking number 9 regarding the rest of EMEA countries; and from February 2015, after overpassing the United Kingdom, is, with more than 8.400 certifications, in the ranking 11th from countries with the major number of PMP certificates. Regarding PMI worldwide, since July 2015 PMI has more than 465.000 members and has 665.000 PMPs certified over the world.

As previous years, even when summer time mean san interruption in the Chapter activities, it is not regarding Chapter Board development activities. Furthermore, these last two months have been particular productive from the point of view of institutional Chapter relationships. Then, the Chapter announced last July about a collaboration agreement with Santa Cruz de Bolivia Chapter, from then we have incorporated two new collaboration agreements with Asunción (Paraguay) PMI Chapter and Caja Marca (Perú) PMI Chapter. Those collaboration agreements lead to the reciprocity in opportunities and benefits to the membership of the Chapters included in that agreement. In that way, these collaboration agreements join the current agreements with Nuevo Cuyo Chapter and Buenos Aires Chapter, and Montevideo Chapter.

PMI Madrid Chapter is working now in two events that will happen on November, and that we hope will count on a broad participation and repercussion in PMI. On one hand, the weekend of November 13, 14 and 15th, will happen in Madrid the annual event called “Leadership Institute Meeting (LIM)” organized by PMI where, for this occasion, the PMI Madrid Chapter has been chosen as a host Chapter. Taking advantage of the attendance from PMI delegates to the LIM, on Thursday evening November 12th, the Chapter will celebrate their Annual PM Congress.


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About the Author


A_BUCERO_2014_mayAlfonso 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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