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Project Management Update from Argentina

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By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Organizations in Argentina, as other countries in Latin America, have showed an increased awareness in the benefits of formal Project Management practices, and Project Management learning programs are having an increased demand, as Ana María Rodriguez, MSE, PMP mentioned in her article “Project Management Education in Latin America” published in the April issue of this PM World Journal.

Executives of some companies in Argentina have noticed an increment in the professionalism of Project Managers, since they are participating of learning programs and many of them, obtaining their Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential, certification of Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Mr. Sergio Donzelli, Managing Director South America Region at Neoris, a global business and IT consulting firm, says that “Project Managers in Argentina have very good professional skills, knowledge and training, and they have a strong motivation in their professional development”. Donzelli finds that his company has very good Project Managers. Fernando Silvestre, Marketing Manager at Neoris commented that “Neoris has the policy of training its own staff and most of the personal talent is formed internally. They have internal project management training as well as training and lectures at local universities”.

As the weaknesses in Project Management Professionals, Mr. Donzelli perceived that soft skills are the main aspect to be improved. “Some Project Managers lack of negotiation skills and some attitudinal behaviors as a strong commitment to the objectives of the project”. Due to these poor development of soft skills, sometimes they may have difficulties in their influence over the team to the achievement of the milestones of the projects”, said Sergio Donzelli.

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About the Author 

flag-argentinaCecilia BoggiCECILIA BOGGI

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 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© and is 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 in some Universities and Institutes in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

She can be contacted at [email protected].ar  and www.activepmo.com.ar