July 2021 PM Update from Mexico City



By Angelica Larios

International Correspondent

Mexico City, Mexico

A celebration for a lifetime: 25 years of local chapter!

PMI Mexico Chapter Celebration

Twenty-five years for living in an individual could be a third part or a quarter of its life if that person gets lucky. Twenty-five years could sound too much or too little depending on the experience and who has lived and grown during this time. However, talking about an organization and even more when a non-profit organization lives and continues its mission by volunteers only is a motive of pride, honor, and celebration!

This is what happened last June 4th and 5th, 2021, in Mexico City. The local chapter celebrated the first 25 years of existence, and other chapters in the country joined to promote and share the event. Bajio, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, and Puebla were together to kick off the PM tour this year. Although the event was virtual, it was pretty successful.

A little of history

On June 4th of 1996, a group of enthusiastic professionals gathered and kicked off the association in Mexico City. Mexico City was one of the first PMI representations outside the USA. Together with Nuevo Leon in Mexico and Bogota, Buenos Aires were chapters in Latin America to promote the knowledge and practice of project management.

The event

The celebration event took place on June 4th and 5th, 2021. There was a mix of great speakers, workshops, recognition, and celebration.

Mary Cardenas, the current president, and the third women president in the chapter’s history, initiated the event telling how honorable and proud she felt and thanking everyone around for continuing its purpose and mission. Ricardo Triana and Angela Mendez also spoke on behalf of PMI Latin America and the regional mentor.


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How to cite this report: Larios, A. (2020). A celebration for a lifetime: 25 years of local chapter! Project Management Update from Mexico City, report, PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue VII, July.  Available online at  https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/pmwj107-Jul2021-Larios-mexico-project-management-report.pdf

About the Author

Angelica Larios

Mexico City, Mexico


Angelica Larios, MBA, PMP, is a project manager with more than 20 years of experience in implementing software projects related to business intelligence, planning and budgeting, and financial consolidation solutions based on software applications to support the business decision process. She is the owner of ALACONTEC, an I.T. consulting company founded in Latin America. She has held several professional positions in private and public organizations, such as the Health Ministry in Mexico as I.T. director, and as a business manager for several firms in Mexico.

She holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from National University of Mexico (UNAM) in addition to her studies in project management and her Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, which have helped her to consolidate her career and have a better understanding of what businesses and projects need nowadays. She is a doctoral candidate in strategic leadership at Regent University, VA, USA; she is a PMI volunteer since 2007 starting in the local Mexico chapter, being Past President and has served on CMAG (Chapter Member Advisory Group) (2013-204), on the Board Volunteer Advisory Committee (BVAC) that supports the PMI Board of Directors (2016–2018) and on EMAG (Ethics Member Advisory Group) (2019-2020).

Angelica can be contacted at angelica.larios@gmail.com

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