Project Management Update from Chile


Jaime Videla

International Correspondent

Santiago, Chile

PMIEF is already in Chile

The PMI Educational Foundation has reached Chile. This is a non-profit organization whose main objective is the dissemination of project management in the field of education and social welfare with a focus on three areas:

In the educational area, helping students, both primary, secondary and university graduates as teachers, to achieve their dreams through scholarships, research grants, project management courses, among other things.

For Nonprofit organizations, to learn how to use available resources more efficient and effective in order to increase their capacity to lead.

Post Disaster, disasters and crises are by nature, accompanied by uncertainty. The reconstruction priority list is longer than a person can tackle alone and unsupported. To fix this, the PMI Educational Foundation has developed Project Management Methodology for Post Disaster Reconstruction, aimed at those in the field of disaster recovery, providing the kind of leadership and clarity of thought necessary to help in the reconstruction effort.

For more information on the role of Liaison PMIEF visit: PMIEF Liaison and FAQs.

And www.pmi.cl

Investment in the Chilean mining industry

Investment in the Chilean mining industry stands at US$112.5 billion. Mining companies have announced 49 projects involving upwards of US$90 million each. Most are in progress or undergoing review, with investment decisions slated for no later than 2017 and start-up by 2021. The project portfolio is as follows: 


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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].

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