Project Management Update from Bolivia


By Rocio Zelada, PMP

International Correspondent

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia


First International Seminar for Project Managers, La Paz Bolivia (Organized by PMI Santa Cruz, Bolivia Chapter)

With the help of a team of motivated volunteers, the PMI Chapter of Santa Cruz, Bolivia organized its first ever International Seminar on Project Management in the city of La Paz, on the 27th and 28th of August of this year. The event took place at the Hotel Casa Grande and over a hundred participants attended the two day session – a number that more than exceeded the organizers expectations.

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53% of Bolivia’s GDP is concentrated in the two main cities of Santa Cruz and La Paz. (Source: Institute of National Statistics – 2013) As such, the vast majority of projects and investments can also be found in these two cities. The PMI chapter of Santa Cruz was founded in 2010 and to date has over 90 members. For the past five years it has been holding seminars as well as international congresses but this is the first time that such an event has been held in La Paz.


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About the Author 

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Rocio Zelada, PMP is Business Development Manager at Cognos Group in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and current president of the PMI Santa Cruz Chapter (2014-2016).  She is also a consultant, instructor and facilitator of various courses, workshops and seminars on leadership, project management, business analysis, personal relationship and related topics.  Her previous experience includes operations manager with Axxon Consulting Bolivia; systems developer, project manager and specialist in business development for YPFBTransporte; technical advisor for Microsoft Bolivia; and project manager in the energy to market sector.

Rocio holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with specialization in project management.  In addition to her PMP® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®), she is a Certified Facilitator (SDI L1-Personal Strengths) and a Microsoft Certified .NET Professional (ASP.NET).  She has experience and solid knowledge in project management; business analysis and process reengineering; design, programming, implementation, testing and management of information systems and technology, including ITIL, COBIT and ERP systems; software architecture; object oriented programming; processes for management of transport of hydrocarbons; education and knowledge transfer; human talent, interpersonal relationships and conflict management; and corporate change management.  For information about Cognos, visit www.cognosys.com.bo.  Rocio can be contacted at [email protected] or bo.linkedin.com/pub/Rocio-zelada-pmp/22/b12/a33/