Project Management in Spain – monthly report


By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent & Editorial Advisor 

Madrid, Spain


The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on June 25th 2013 in Madrid

The PMI Madrid Chapter was chartered ten years ago and, it was an important fact to all Spanish professionals involved in Project management over the years. When I joined PMI on March 1993, I attended my first PMI Congress in the US and, I dreamed about how to get the Project management profession recognized in Spain. Now my dream is being converted into a reality.

After ten years of association, the PMI Madrid Chapter has gone through different growth levels and dealt with several issues. It has been converted into the biggest Spanish PMI Chapter, counting on 1400 members approximately. The best news is not the Chapter membership growth but the frequent activities they deliver to their members; that keeps that professional association alive and encourages their members to participate more and more actively.

PMI Madrid Chapter started up leaded by Mr. Jose Antonio Puentes who initiated the Chapter with a group of Project management professionals like me, and he was contributing as a Chapter President since 2003 to 2008. Although the Chapter Board of Directors did some activities for their members in that period, because of several reasons this Chapter did not grow too much at the begining, however it is true that project management maturity level in Spain was so low those years. This Chapter organized on 2004 his first Spanish Project Management Event in Madrid where attended more than 200 project professionals. At the beginning of 2008 we counted on 225 members.


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About the Author 

flag-spainalfonso-bucero-bioAlfonso Bucero 

International Correspondent – Spain

Alfonso Bucero, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, 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].