Project Management in Spain – monthly report


By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent & Editorial Advisor

Madrid, Spain


Sixty percent of Spanish Project Managers say to know the Project Management ISO 21500 norm

Sixty percent of Project professionals surveyed already know the existence of Project Management ISO 21.500. From those professionals, 62,4% of them think that will have great influence over the current Management practice, mainly in big firms and Public Administration, however 70% show their skepticism about the magnitude of the impact.

A few more than 20% from professionals surveyed declare to use Project Management processes on a daily basis. In other developed countries that average overpasses 60%, even at Public Administration Standards. The initiative has had as objective to take a panoramic picture of Spanish Project Management competences, and also, to observe the project management maturity in those organizations that add excellence to organizational processes and, then, competitiveness. To do that study International standards have been used: PMBOK® from PMI®, NCB® Guide from de IPMA®, and the new Project management ISO 21.500 rule.

High performance countries like Australia, South Africa, USA, Japan or Germany, whose organizations have a lot of influence in the global market, measure its productivity using the “Project concept” as a reference assessing either people who manage or execute them, and the organizational capacity to provide the right environment to manage projects. Only an average of 21,45 % from professionals surveyed state to apply Project Management processes in a regulated manner. In other developed countries, that average overpasses 60%, and even they enjoy Public Administration Standards.


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About the Author


pmwj34-May2015-Bucero-PHOTOAlfonso 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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