ACCIONA will take part in the seminar entitled “Trends and Developments in the Project Management Profession” organised by the Madrid chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
The event will be attended by around 180 project managers, most of them specialising in the technology and construction sector, to discuss the trends and developments that matter the most to current project managers.
During the seminar, José Valén, head of the Contractual Management Area of ACCIONA’s infrastructure division, will give a talk entitled “Infrastructure megaprojects: challenges for project managers”.
José Valén will talk about the challenges of managing infrastructure megaprojects, defined as projects with a contract value greater than US$1 billion carried out in international environments with partners from diverse backgrounds and multinational, multi-racial and multicultural teams.
In DBFOM projects, which include design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance, the technical complexity is combined with the intricacies of the financial structure, and the management of internal and external interfaces and the communities in which these projects take place.
To tackle these challenges, project managers must be professionals with extensive technical knowledge, strategic capabilities and determination, and capable of anticipating the risks and opportunities.
The Project Management Institute (PMI), which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary since its founding in 1969, is the leading global organisation dedicated to project management, made up of professionals from five continents.
Its work consists of setting the standards for project management by organising educational programs, as well as globally administrating the professional certification process.
The PMI is organised into chapters, each with its own identity for the assigned region, making them responsible for the PMI’s activities in a particular geographical area. The organisation currently has 200 chapters in 125 countries. There are five chapters in Spain, in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Andalusian and Galicia, with Madrid being the largest with 1,700 members.
If you would like to know more about this event, or if you are interested in registering, please use this link: https://pmi-mad.org/eventos/calendario/congreso/encuentro-de-verano-de-directores-de-proyecto