August 2019 PM Update from Spain


PMI Madrid Chapter, Agile Initiative



By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain




The PMI Madrid Spain Chapter continues with its AGILE Initiative in Spain

Joaquín Azcarraga Urteaga
PMP, PMI-ACP, Agile Project Manager

We have had the opportunity to get the review comments from an AGILE practitioner and member of the PMI Madrid Chapter about the PMI Agile Guide. Thanks to Joaquin’s review.

As it was explained by PMI, says Joaquín Azcárraga, this guide is especially aimed to project managers familiar working on “traditional predictive or cascade” environments – in such a way that it can be adapted to more agile environments. This is very well reflected in the contents that specifically focuses on issues of cultural shift and hybrid approaches.

As a difference among other PMI standards, the style is more informal and has pictures aside with examples, tips, etc… something that is welcome since it makes its reading a lighter task. As well, the guide is divided into four sections:

  • An introduction to Agile,
  • Life cycle (from predictive “pure” to “pure” agile),
  • implementation and,
  • Organizational considerations (although the management of organizational change is outside of the scope of the Guide, concerning PMI expressed in change management in the organizations-guide practice).


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How to cite this report:  Bucero, A. (2019). August 2019 Project Management Update from Spain, PM World Journal, Vol. VIII, Issue VII, August. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/pmwj84-Aug2019-Bucero-Regional-Report-Spain-ENGLISH.pdf



About the Author

Alfonso Bucero

Madrid, Spain




Alfonso Bucero, MSc, CPS, 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 then nominated as a PMI EMEA Region 8 Component Mentor. Now he is a member of the PMIEF Engagement Committee. Alfonso has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica in Madrid and is studying for his Ph.D. in Project Management. He has 32 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, the PMI Fellow Award on October 22nd 2011 and the PMI Eric Jenett Excellence Award on October 28th, 2017.

Mr. Bucero can be contacted at alfonso.bucero@abucero.com.

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