July 2021 PM Update from Spain



By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain

The Survival of Project Management Professional Bodies

Even when business and personal times are complicated, project management professionals stay together to move forward and support all the PM Spanish association members. Webinars, interviews, virtual coffees, and monthly presentations are some of the PMI Spanish Chapters’ activities.

More and more project management professionals are becoming familiar with virtual tools because we need them to move forward. If we summarized the number of activities delivered by PMI Spanish Chapters this year, for sure, we would be filling more than one page. My observation looking at PMI Spanish Chapters events and activities is that “EVERY DAY IS A GREAT DAY” because we all inspire each other to move forward. However, it is incredible the number of companies that stopped or postponed their portfolio of projects. Through PM Spanish Chapters, we are injecting resilience, passion, persistence, and patience to survive and start new social projects and young initiatives to motivate, for instance, the University graduates who cannot find a job.

This month I had the opportunity to deliver a presentation titled “The PM Pandemic skills”. It took 50 minutes, and we got the attention of more than 130 people online. And people not only listened but asked questions and shared opinions. It was delightful for me to see the people’s interaction online. That’s great, and people are becoming more confident with our virtual tools; even some of them shared some jokes to provoke some smiling faces. People are switching their video cameras more and more, which is a “sign of progression.”

All of you perfectly know that we, as project managers, need to manage the changes, the uncertainty, the complexity, and we all are here, still together; what is great news.

PMI Madrid Spain Chapter is inviting and positively provoking the rest of the Spanish Chapters to run virtual events together and celebrate the seventh edition of the PMBOK. We are ready to receive and start using that new edition. We must begin by educating organizations in using the PM Principles, speaking to executives, and seeding the basis for creating a better and better context for the project and organizational success.


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How to cite this report:  Bucero, A. (2021). The Survival of Project Management Professional Bodies, Project Management update from Spain, report; PM World Journal, Vol. X, Issue VII, July. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/pmwj107-Jul2021-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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