March 2023 PM Update from Rome


News from the Project Management Communities’

Associations in Italy


By Alessandro Quagliarini

International Correspondent

Rome, Italy


In this article we are going to talk briefly about the out of the routine activities and the results achieved by the Associations of Project Management in Italy, during last quarter 2022, in connection with what I reported last year in PMWJ Issue X – October 2022[1].

The Associations of Project Management Community in Italy

The Project Management Institute: Northern Italy’s Chapter (PMI-NIC)[2]; Central Italy’s Chapter (PMI-Central Italy)[3]; Southern Italy’s Chapter (PMI-SIC)[4]

The three PMI Chapters, maintaining their commitment in working as a big one chapter, on Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 December 2022, have organized what they call “the national project management forum” on the “future”, three webinars whose program was the following:

Wednesday 14 December 2022, edited by the PMI Southern Italy Chapter. The theme of the project economy was developed with the contribution of four case studies:

  • The Project Economy: Challenges and Opportunities, curated by Antonio Nieto Rodriguez (Former Chairman of the Project Management Institute, co-founder Strategy Implementation Institute & Brightline)
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning application to improve the Management of Risks, edited by Salvatore Lampone (Leonardo S.p.A. – Chief Risk Officer)
  • Next Generation = re-generation, edited by Giusy Sica (Founder re-generation (Y)Outh Think tank)
  • Introduction to Future Studies, by Roberto Paura (President Italian Institute for the Future)

Thursday 15 December 2022, second day by the PMI Central Italy Chapter. The theme of innovation was developed with the contribution of four case studies:

  • Sustainable Project Management, curated by Fabio Nonino (Full Professor of Project Management Sapienza University of Rome) and Alessandro Pompei (PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Sapienza University of Rome)
  • The management of complex projects: the new paradigm imposed by the PNRR, by Davide Fierro (Head of Project Management & Systems Engineering INAF)
  • Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR): an innovative solution for the monitoring of the seas and the polar cap, by Sergio Gerosa (Program Director of the mission Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer – CIMR) and Claudio Galeazzi (ESA Project Manager Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer – CIMR)
  • Innovation equation, by Luca Romano (Senior Advisor in Strategic Planning and Project, Program, Portfolio Management)

Friday 16 December 2022, third day by the PMI Northern Italy Chapter. The topic of uncertainty was developed with the contribution of four case studies:

  • At the sources of uncertainty, by Dr Silvia Ronzani (Psychologist, Professional Advanced Counselor)
  • Living in the company of uncertainty: a rule to be learned, by prof. Vittorio Marchis (Full Professor at the Politecnico di Torino)
  • “Who is afraid of the future?”: from individual uncertainties to risk management, by Eng. Francesca Schiezzari (Head of Risk Management in Leonardo Helicopter Division)
  • “Managing the unexpected in decommissioning” – Lesson learned in the Decommissioning of Ispra nuclear plants, by Eng. Flavio Zanovello (Program Management Office in European Commission)

Each of the three chapters is still working to expand their territorial branch, engaging volunteers, and overall trying to make their effort synergic.

During 2022[5], in Italy, PMI certified 507 people (140 entry levels PMI-CAPM, 211 professionals PMI-PMP, 156 other PMI credential) people. New trusted people reaching globally 10.727 since 1998.


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How to cite this work: Quagliarini, A. (2023). Project Management Update from Italy, report, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue III, March. Available online at: https://pmworldjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/pmwj127-Mar2023-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://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/pmwj122-Oct2022-Quagliarini-project-management-Report-from-Italy-English.pdf
[2] https://www.pmi.org/chapters/northern-italy
[3] https://www.pmi-centralitaly.org/
[4] https://www.pmi-sic.org/
[5] Data is a courtesy of the observatory of Italian Institute of Project Management