Project Management Update from Buenos Aires

2015 ended with major changes in Argentina

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The year 2015 ended with major changes in Argentina.

In the last presidential elections, during the runoff of November 22, 2015, it has won by the opposition party after 12 years of populist governments of Nestor Kirchner, from 2003 to 2007, and his wife, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who ruled from 2007-2015.

Argentina’s economy has been badly damaged in the last five years with high inflation, foreign currency shortages, isolation from world capital markets and low growth. Now, the new government brings winds of change, just as that has been their slogan during the campaign.

The new president of the Argentines, the engineer Mauricio Macri, founder of the independent party Republican Proposal (PRO), which formed the alliance “Let´s Change” with the Radical Civic Union and the Civic Coalition, has been Governor of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires since 2007. He was previously President of Boca Junior, the most popular football club in Argentina, which won a series of championships, including the Latin American cups and Intercontinental Cup in 2000.

Macri is committed to moderate protectionist import restrictions, reducing heavy taxes on agricultural exports and restructuring the foreign exchange market as well as other measures that surely will drive new investments for development projects in the country.

Given his track record as governor of Buenos Aires, it is expected that this government will invest in water infrastructure projects, among other areas, to stop flooding affecting several provinces of the country, since Buenos Aires has managed to prevent floods by the hydraulic Director, composed of a set of projects being implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Public Space and the Ministry of Urban Development of the City Plan.


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About the Author


International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina


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 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] and http://www.activepmo.com/

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