Project Management update from Argentina


 By Ana María Rodríguez, MSE, PMP

Senior Contributing Editor

Rosario, Argentina


The PMI Southern Cone Tour is an event jointly organized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the local chapters in the Southern Cone Region. After having events in Paraguay and Uruguay, the Tour stopped by in Argentina with events in Buenos Aires and Mendoza.

November 7th- PMI Tour in Buenos Aires

With almost 600 attendees, the PMI Tour Buenos Aires was over all, a great networking events. Experienced Project Managers and also some young professionals attended the 10 lectures that were offered. The first lecture was offered by Manuel Lozano, a young and enthusiastic leader of social projects. Manuel shared his experiences on how to execute projects for the ones with less. He is the leader of a social foundation that works with homeless, kids in poor neighborhoods, and habitants of rural and forgotten areas of the country. It was very moving learning on his experiences, for example establishing a university in the northern mountains of Argentina, where there is no internet, cellular phone, or even a regular phone.  As Manuel explained, he manages from the small things going into larger scale. It was a real experience that for sure made us think on how much we complain without a reason.

The day offered lectures on Risk Management by Liliana Buchtik, Tips on Schedules by Ana María Rodríguez, The new ISO 21500 by Raul Bellomusto, and a very singular lecture on the projects that decide to ignore risks, by Claudio Arfeli. On the other room, four speakers shared different approaches to the Project Management Office: Maria Eugenia Rodríguez presented a research on the State of the Art of PMOs in Argentina; Marcelo Collia talked on introducing Agile into the PMO. Alberto Sirvent and Horacio Astesiano  presented two real-cases on implementing a PMO in a Bank.


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About the Author


Senior Contributing Editor

Rosario, Argentina

Ana Maria Rodriguez  is founder and manager of ERA Project Management, offering training and consulting services in Argentina. She is also an adjunct professor of project management at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario. Colombian by birth, Ms. Rodriguez graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia and from the University of Texas at Austin, USA with a Masters Degree in Construction Engineering and Project Management (MSE).  She also holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Ms Rodriguez has implemented Project Management best practices and managed projects both in the government sector and in the engineering and construction private sector. Ms. Rodriguez is Vice President of PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter (PMIBA) and founding member of PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter. Ms. Rodriguez welcomes contact at [email protected], also at www.erapm.com.ar