August 2022 PM Update from Madrid



By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain

Cycle of Seminars on the value of Project Management in public projects

The Spanish Association of Integrated Project Management (AEDIP) organized a Series of Webinars entitled IN PUBLIC – The value of Project Management in public projects, inviting reflection on the use of Project Management in public administration, Next Generation funds, public-private participation and concessions.

During the different conferences, which took place on July 15, 16 and 17, they talked about how construction projects are managed from the administration, and tried to understand what private initiative can contribute in the improvement of planning, design and construction processes. In addition, it delved into the reasons why this figure is not widespread in the administration; and the need for a boost to achieve the recovery and rehabilitation goals that are proposed in a short period of time.

On the first day, on what was the opening day of the cycle, we tried to deal with the possible reasons why the figure of the Project Manager, despite its expansion and proven success in the management of projects in the private sector, is not yet used in the public administration to tender its services. For this, we had Javier Albisu, Managing Director of Land Housing of Aragon; and Eva Mañes, technical advisor to the cabinet of the Undersecretariat of the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration; who explained to us how projects, portfolios and programs are being managed in the administration, and helped to know more about their needs, limitations and also their success stories.


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How to cite this report: Bucero, A. (2022) Cycle of Seminars on the value of Project Management in public projects, project management update from Spain, report, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue VIII, August.  Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pmwj120-Aug2022-Bucero-Regional-Report-Spain-English.pdf

About the Author

Alfonso Bucero

Madrid, Spain


Alfonso Bucero, MSc, CPS, ACE, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, SFC, IPMO-E, 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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