Project Management Update from Madrid


Construction companies are growing up in Spain; PMI Madrid Chapter Annual Congress on November 12th

By Alfonso Bucero
International Correspondent & Editorial Advisor

Madrid, Spain

AEDIP (Asociación Española de Dirección Integrada de proyectos) told us that 2015 has been a year of global customers which projects are showing us up locally and internationally, they come from micro to big projects, in real estate business as well as in infrastructures.

AEDIP members continue moving forward with projects like the refurbishing of Ritz HOTEL what will be managed by the firm Hill International, or complex programs as the remodeling of 22 hotels in Europe that NH assigned to Bovis. Vila Associats Management Services has been working for two years for Aina Investment Fund from Luxemburg for the Hotel development in Europe. And Nova from USA has invested in Ibiza. In the meanwhile Jones Lang Lasalle is working on project & cost management for Arts Hotel in Barcelona. Hotels is a strong industry for project Management firms, where even, strategy, design and feasibility time have been drastically reduced.

The challenge gets out to technical building objectives. There is a qualitative radical change and a growth in competences. Most of them are operations with a high financial structure that requires new answers, solutions and value. On top of that there are new investors from Saudi Arabia or China; and that situation allows us to be known in other skills.

AEDIP is seeing that the Public Spanish Administration has many things pending to do to improve  project management, the strategy and their internal organization, and the process design that are not commonly used. Furthermore there is a very important problem where the responsibility from Public Administration and project Management firms are converging: it is the negative effect of the weight established when awarding outsourcing contractors. When Public Administration is giving more importance to the economic proposal, the technical value disappears. It is introducing a mechanism that destroys the fair price and it is the first enemy to create employment and wealth. There is a common responsibility, as well as going two steps in advance in R&D through the new technology incorporation that give us a real competition level. This is the challenge of BIM (Building Information Modelling implementation) on 2018.


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About the Author

pmwj42-Jan2016-Bucero-PhotoAlfonso Bucero

Contributing Editor
International Correspondent – Spain


Alfonso Bucero
, MSc, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow, is an International Correspondent and Contributing Editor for the PM World Journal in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Bucero is also founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting.  Alfonso was the founder, sponsor and president of the PMI Barcelona Chapter until April 2005, and belongs to PMI’s LIAG (Leadership Institute Advisory Group).  He was the past President of the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter, and now nominated as a PMI EMEA Region 8 Component Mentor. Alfonso has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica in Madrid and is studying for his Ph.D. in Project Management. He has 29 years of practical experience and is actively engaged in advancing the PM profession in Spain and throughout Europe. He received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award on October 9th, 2010 and the PMI Fellow Award on October 22nd 2011.  Mr. Bucero can be contacted at [email protected].

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