Project Management Update from Buenos Aires


Projects to improve the quality of life for Argentines, latest from PMI chapters in Argentina, PMI Regional Meeting (Report from Argentina)

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Last March, in Argentina, the historical record has been beaten, both in the consumption of road asphalt, with 53,466 tons, and in Portland cement, with 1,032,119 tons.

In both cases, the main buyer is the State and its destination is the public works, including roads and highways, airport runways, street paving, housing, housing developments, hydraulic works, among other projects.

According to the Minister of Transport of the Nation, Guillermo Dietrich, “Never in the history of the country there were building so many kilometers of highway at the same time.” The road plan foresees the construction of 2,800 km of freeways, 3,200 km of safe routes and more 11,000 km of pavements to be completed by 2019.

Other projects that are being developed at the national level are the works to provide potable water and sewage to the many inhabitants of the country who do not yet have this service, as well as the construction of houses and the urbanization of precarious settlements.

At the same time, it is planned to bring broadband Internet to 1300 localities in the interior of Argentina through the fiber optic network that will increase by 33,000 kilometers in two years, benefiting millions of Argentines. This will allow to eliminate the differences of the access to Internet in the great urban concentrations and the deeper interior of the Argentine Republic.

In all cases, they are projects to improve the quality of life of Argentines.


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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 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 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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