Project Management Update from Chile


2017 Cono Sur Tour, Breakthrough telescope project in Chile, Codelco forms Lithium subsidiary (Report from Santiago)

By Jaime Videla, PMP

International Correspondent

Santiago, Chile


PMI Santiago Chile Chapter

2017 Cono Sur (Southern Cone) Tour

One of the most interesting events for PMI community is the Southern Cone Tour, which will take place on Wednesday, November 15 at Casapiedra expo and convention facility, Vitacura, Santiago.

Certainly this year will be very special because PMI Santiago Chile Chapter turns twenty years, and this congress, the most important of Chile in Project Management will not be absent from this celebration.

From now on we invite you to participate in this celebration in the Southern Cone Tour, postulating topics in the Call for Paper, attending the congress, participating in the various auspices, promoting your attendance and above all by getting involved with the various activities and benefits that we will continue to communicate According to the development of this great event.

For more information, please visit www.pmi.cl ; contact by telephone at +56 2 2481 4060 or by email to [email protected]

Breakthrough telescope to be built in Chile

Scientists announced this month that a consortium of U.S., German and Canadian academic institutions led by Cornell University will begin construction of Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), a unique and powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths.


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About the Author

Jaime Videla

Santiago, Chile



Jaime Videla, PMP, is the Managing Director for PMOChile a project management consultant firm based in Santiago, Chile. He is also senior partner of Accufast, a company provides material takeoff estimating services and engineering projects in Chile. Mr. Videla has 25+ 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, Colombia, Germany, Mexico and Peru. 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].

To view other works by Jaime Videla, visit his author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/jaime-videla-pmp/