Project Management Update from Chile


By Jaime Videla

International Correspondent

Santiago, Chile

PMI Santiago Chile Chapter 

2014 Cono Sur Tour Congress 

More than 500 people participated in the 2014 Cono Sur Tour in Santiago

Various exhibitions were presented during the 2014 Cono Sur Tour Congress held in Casa Piedra, Santiago, November 12th. The day was closed with a “touch” of humor.

The 2014 Version Tour began with the presentation of the prominent investor, Randy Havre called “Brave New World”. Havre, in the United States under the 1987 crisis, founded Havre JB Securities, Inc., a stockbroker with full financial services, becoming the first company in Hawaii with direct access to the floor of the NYSE.

Then and parallel talks “Acts performed more than words! The project manager as leader of facts” and “Case Management expectations and influences of stakeholders in the project implementation 4G LTE service Entel” dictated by Miguel Sanchez-Martin Spotorno and Carlos Valenzuela, respectively.

For the first talk exhibitors argued that effective leadership must make things happen. For this, you need actions are achieved and these can only be realized through the project team, and thus show that facts speak louder than words.

Meanwhile, Carlos Valenzuela stated that “in implementing key was conducting various activities and reports to involve business and technical leaders from the pre-feasibility stage through post launch.”


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About the Author


Santiago, Chile 

Jaime Videla, PMP, is the Managing Director for Videla Montero Consultores a project management consultant firm based in Santiago, Chile. He is also senior partner of AccuFast! Cubicaciones, a company provides material takeoff estimating services and engineering projects in Chile. Mr. Videla has 20+ years of project management experience leading utilities, mining and industrial projects (totaling US$222 millions) for large multinational companies like Siemens and ABB, or as a consultant for BHP and Anglo American. Jaime is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2007, has formal studies in Civil Engineering from Universidad de Chile. He has professional experience working/training in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Germany. Since 2006 has been an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), assuming the role of director and vice president of communications and publicity of the PMI Santiago Chile Chapter in 2010. His areas of activity today include PMO development; contracting, claim, risk and project management services; project management training and coaching. Author of the e-book “Los 7 pasos para salvar un proyecto (The 7 steps to project recovery)”, he also writes about project management themes on PMOChile blog. In addition, he works as volunteer at Fundación Trascender, an innovative institution that manages a network of volunteer professionals through social projects. Jaime Videla is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, lives in Santiago and can be contacted at [email protected].

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