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Project Management Update from Argentina

REPORT 

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires City in January doesn’t seem to be to that city of crazy traffic and people in a hurry like it is the rest of the year. During the summer, especially in January, almost all life of Argentina moves towards the summer centers and this is the time that the big cities take a break.

However, during the early days of this year 2015, in midsummer, the city was revolutionized. Visitors came from all over the world with their flashy cars, trucks and other weird vehicles. That’s because since some years ago an important competition, that generates great interest in the region, is carried out in our country.

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(Photo: Symbolic start of the Dakar Rally 2015 in Buenos Aires City)

I’m talking about the Dakar Rally, an annual competition which originally was from Europe to the city of Dakar, in Senegal, and since 2009 it was moved to the Southern Cone bringing cars, trucks, motorcycles and squads from around the world to tour the grounds sand, rock, mud and differents kinds of vegetation of the beautiful and varied landscapes of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.

While for many people the Dakar Rally is a sport or a show, for those who organize and carry forward, it is an important project. And such is the case for Marcelo Ginestar, Project Manager of the Logistics Assistance of the Dakar, who tells us about this exciting challenge of which he is part since the first year than the Dakar took place in South America.

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About the Author

Cecilia BoggiCECILIA BOGGIflag-argentina

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 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© and is 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 has been designated by PMI in the role of Mentor of Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016. Cecilia has participated in the development of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team and she is professor of Project Management in some Universities and Institutes in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

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

To view other works by Cecilia Boggi, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/cecilia-boggi/.