July 2024 PM Update from Rome



By Alessandro Quagliarini

International Correspondent

Rome, Italy

First half 2024 activities from the Project Management Communities’ Associations in Italy


In this second 2024 report, we are going to talk briefly about main events by the Associations of Project Management in Italy during the second quarter 2024. Each event tried to involve several environments such as industrial, public administration, non-profit etc.

The Associations of Project Management Community in Italy

The Project Management Institute: Northern Italy’s Chapter (PMI-NIC)[1]; Central Italy’s Chapter (PMI-Central Italy)[2]; Southern Italy’s Chapter (PMI-SIC)[3]

PMI Chapters had previously announced the 2024 Annual Forum, which was organized by the PMI-Central Italy Chapter. This event, in its seventh edition, was set for June 14th in Rome and promised an in-depth exploration of the captivating world of Project Management. This ambitious forum aimed to deliver a comprehensive 360° perspective, moving beyond the specific boundaries of individual contexts to examine the intricate relationships between project managers’ activities and their operational environments.

The innovative and holistic approach embraced the unique aspects, characteristics, and various project contexts, illuminating the complex dynamics that shape project management practices. June 14th was anticipated to be an essential day for anyone involved in Project Management or those seeking a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities within this dynamic field. Throughout the event, leading experts shared their insights and experiences, examining how the Project Management Omniverse influenced management strategies, critical decisions, and project leadership.

The 2024 Forum in Rome provided an unparalleled networking opportunity, allowing attendees to connect with industry professionals, exchange innovative ideas, and establish lasting relationships. Beyond the rich informational content, the event aimed to foster a collaborative learning community where participants could share ideas and strategies to address the ever-evolving challenges of Project Management.

The three Italy Chapter Presidents, Carmine Paragano[4], Giusi Meloni[5] and Edoardo Grimaldi[6] presenting the event

Here are some highlights of the most interesting speeches:

Stefano Trespidi[7] (Fondazione Arena di Verona[8]) moved the audience with the passion of someone working at the heart of a unique cultural institution in the world… and showed them what it truly means to ‘bring a project to the field’ on time at-all-costs, managing emergencies with inventiveness, adaptability, and courage.

Mario Nobile (AGID[9] – Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale) showed the direction taken to make public administrations more competitive focusing two points:

  • The careful distinction between training and instruction: we need to bring the right level of digital competence by adapting the depth and breadth of knowledge to the audience and objectives, in order to be effective across the entire population, starting with awareness and security for all
  • The metaphor of the cart: digital technologies have allowed individuals to move from ‘pulling’ the cart to driving it from above. Now, AI and GenAI enable increasing the speed and reaching new destinations …thus, supervision is even more important!

Federico Landini[10] (Stellantis[11]) reminded how managing team multiculturalism requires a careful rethinking of all aspects of a manager’s life, starting from the definition of strategies that are both technically and culturally sustainable, to the strengthening of inclusive leadership and listening techniques. The prize is a much more effective decision-making process thanks to the diversity of enriching perspectives and ideas, capable of ‘nullifying’ individual weaknesses.


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How to cite this work: Quagliarini, A. (2024). Project Management Update from Italy, report, PM World Journal, Vol. XIII, Issue VII, July. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/pmwj143-Jul2024-Quagliarini-project-management-Report-from-Italy-English.pdf

About the Author

Alessandro Quagliarini

Rome, Italy


Alessandro Quagliarini, MScEng, PMP, MBA, is an experienced Program Manager, with more than 18 years of experience in the ICT sector. He holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and a Doctor’s degree in Business Administration from the Bologna University Business School. He got both PMP® and ISIPM-Av® advanced certifications in Project Management, and he is also certified as an Information Management Systems Lead Auditor. He is a Member of the Board of the “Italian Institute of Project Management” (ISIPM) for ten years, and he is an Accredited Teacher in Project Management.

Alessandro is currently engaged in the “Digital Transformation” engineering and industrialization programs of the new Italian “Open Fiber” telecommunications network, with particular focus on the engineering of delivery and assurance processes for the provision of retail, business and industries customers, on the operational management and procurement support for the definition of specifications and contracts, on the definition of operating rules/ instructions for maintenance and of requirements for systems development, on the support to the commercial and regulatory lines for the definition of services and processes for customers (Other Licensed Operators and Industries), and on the definition and management of operations compliance with ISO Standards and International Best Practices.

As a Member of the ISIPM Board, he focuses his volunteer activities mainly on the cultural diffusion of the project management to young people – specifically to high school students and also staff, including teachers. As an ISIPM accredited teacher, he has taught project management in public and private institutions, in schools and in universities. He has experience in the organization of events and as a speaker in conferences, and also in proposing and managing EU-funded projects.

Alessandro can be contacted at a.quagliarini@gmail.com

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[1] https://www.pmi.org/chapters/northern-italy
[2] https://www.pmi-centralitaly.org/
[3] https://www.pmi-sic.org/
[4] https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmine-paragano/
[5] https://www.linkedin.com/in/giusi-meloni-pmp-csm-8795908/
[6] https://www.linkedin.com/in/edoardo-grimaldi-b9157b6/
[7] https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefano-trespidi-13b94596/
[8] https://www.arena.it/
[9] https://www.agid.gov.it/it
[10] https://www.linkedin.com/in/federico-landini-7866426/
[11] https://www.stellantis.com/it