Sep 2016 Project Management Update from Buenos Aires


As the year goes, activities of PMI Chapters in Argentina

By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina

As the year goes, the activities of the PMI Chapters in Argentina increase. Besides preparing for the biggest event in project management in Latin America, called PMI Tour Cono Sur 2016, the Argentine Chapters are developing a large number of events in order to spread and professionalize project management in the region.

By the Buenos Aires PMI Chapter, we can mention frequent conferences, webinars, meetings of communities of interest and the development of projects related to PMI Educational Foundation – PMIEF.

It´s worth highlighting the creation of a new community of interest focused on the recognition and repositioning of the role of Project Mangers in the organizations. The mission of the communities is to analyze and research about subjects related to project management, share ideas, methodologies and experiences, and above all, enable participants to develop professionally.

This community of interest called “Strategic Positioning”, led by Gabriel Roman, PMP, with a great professional experience and, besides, Director of Graduate Project Management at the University of CEMA in Buenos Aires, addresses the issue through the following postulate: “A Project Director, by definition, is the one who makes possible that the organizational strategies can be achieved through concrete projects. Within this framework, it seems indisputable their strategic role. However it´s very difficult for a PM to reach a position of middle management in any organization. The mission of this community is to understand why a profession born to shine, faces barriers at certain levels, and to find ways to eliminate them.

This professional discussion forum meets monthly, with a large participation of members of the PMI Buenos Aires Chapter interested in our profession.

Among other activities, it is worth noting the training project in project management as a skill for life, under the framework of PMIEF, carried out by volunteers of the PMI Buenos Aires Chapter in conjunction with the AIESEC organization…


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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/

To view other works by Cecilia Boggi, visit her author showcase in the PM World Library at http://pmworldlibrary.net/authors/cecilia-boggi/.