May 2020 PM Update from Spain


The COVID-19 effect in Project Management in Spain and New 2020 Challenges



By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain



Since last march 14th, because of the massive infection produced by the COVID-19, all Project management business activities have been obliged to use virtual platforms to move forward. Many Spanish professionals, not very familiar with that way of work, felt overwhelmed because of lack of skills and practice using these tools.

In any case, as one of the most important key skills for a good project manager is to be able to adopt, adapt and apply changes, most Spanish professionals are learning to use it successfully. In my personal case I am delivering project management consulting and training services using a virtual platfom. My customer is feeling more and more comfortable, and the the quality of service is well perceived by them. Both parts understand each other regarding the need to survive by moving forward.

On the other hand, “webinars”, video-conferences and virtual presentation offerings have proliferated, and their ads are growing on social media day by day. Business survival has generated enough professional awareness to awaken and move to deal with this horrible pandemic.

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How to cite this report:  Bucero, A. (2020). January 2020 Project Management Update from Spain, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue V, May. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/pmwj93-May2020-Spain-regional-report-ENGLISH.pdf



About the Author


Alfonso Bucero

Madrid, Spain



Alfonso Bucero, MSc, CPS, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, 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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