August 2023 PM Update from Madrid



By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain

Interview with Jesus Vazquez, PMI Madrid Chapter President

Despite the high temperatures in Spain, project professionals continue to be active and deliver membership activities. The last one was the monthly meeting the last week of July, led by Jesus Vazquez, PMP, who has led those meetings for thirteen years. I met Jesus in 2009, and from there, we had a volunteer and professional relationship.

Jesus Vazquez, PMI Madrid President

Jesus Vazquez, and his BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Now Jesus is the PMI Madrid Chapter President thanks to his contribution to the profession as a volunteer and project management professional. I had the opportunity to meet Jesus and asked the questions as follows:

1. When did you know about PMI?

I have been a project management practitioner since 1989, working for several organizations in the IT environment. I knew that some global project management organization existed, and I investigated to find references about it over the years. I understood that the project management profession would become more and more relevant for business work, and little by little, I tried to gather more information about professional certifications. I prepared the PMP certification, and in the year 2009, I joined PMI, the PMI Madrid Chapter, and got my PMP certification.

2. What has been your evolution as a volunteer?

As soon as I joined the PMI Madrid Chapter, I discovered I was willing to participate and collaborate with such a group of professionals. It was a way of meeting other professionals periodically, exchanging thoughts, ideas and experiences and I discovered that many initiatives were necessary to move forward. Then in March 2010, I started as a PMI Chapter Board of Directors Officer and served for one year. There I began to lead the PMI Madrid Chapter meetings to now. Then I was elected as 2nd Vice-president and 1st Vice-president for several years till, in the last elections in 2022, I was elected as PMI Madrid Chapter President—almost 14 years of continuous service as a PMI volunteer.

3. Which strategic direction are critical for your Chapter development?


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How to cite this work: Bucero, A. (2023). Interview with Jesus Vazquez, PMI Madrid Chapter President, Project Management in Spain, Monthly Report, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue VIII, August. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/pmwj132-Aug2023-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 the founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting. Alfonso was the founder, sponsor, and President of the PMI Barcelona Chapter until April 2005 and belonged 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. Alfonso was 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 36 years of practical experience and is actively advancing the PM profession in Spain and Europe. Alfonso received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award on October 9, 2010, the PMI Fellow Award on October 22, 2011, and the PMI Eric Jenett Excellence Award on October 28, 2017. Mr. Bucero can be contacted at alfonso.bucero@abucero.com.

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