Project Management Updated from Kraków


By Artur Bialy

International Correspondent & Editorial Advisor

Kraków, Poland

Nuclear Power Plant in Poland – possible project of the decade

The plan to build the first nuclear power plant in Poland is a result of many factors, among which the most important is the growing demand for electricity and new environmental requirements.

The Ministry of Economy estimates that by 2030 the demand for electricity will increase by 57% to 202 TWh. Moreover, adopted in December 2008 energy package – atmospheric, ambitious EU climate policy and increasing demand for energy imports coupled with speculative price movements of crude oil and natural gas, and coal make energy from nuclear power becomes a solution which response to these issues. Do not forget also about the impact of future nuclear power plant in the Polish energy security, especially given the uncertainty of the future supply of gas from the eastern direction.

The project to build a nuclear power plant in Poland is likely to start this year with the feasibility study phase.

PAM SUMMIT in Krakow

13 and 14 June Krakow held the international conference, Analysis & Project Management SUMMIT, which, as pointed out one of the speakers, James Archer, will go down in history as the first event so profoundly moving and analyzing the synergies between project management and business analysis. The organizers, the Cracow Branch of PMI together with the IIBA Warsaw Poland Chapter, made ​​sure that each of the four modules: the above mentioned synergies, the future of business intelligence Agile design environment and the management of interactions between members of the project team was thoroughly analyzed by experts and practitioners.


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About the Author

flag-polandartur-bialyARTUR BIALY

Kraków, Poland

Artur Bialy is an experienced project manager, program manager and technical manager/leader, with approximately 15 years of experience managing IT projects on various levels. He has managed the implementation of complex internet applications, data warehouse and real-time systems. Artur has worked in various roles for international companies in Poland, Ireland, France and Spain. He is an expert in IT project management, business intelligence and real-time applications. Mr. Bialy graduated from the University of Technology and Science, the Department of Computer Science, where he was conducting research into Intelligent Agent Systems and Artificial Intelligence. Artur holds Masters Degree in Applied Computer Science. He also holds the Project Management Professional (PMP ®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is an active member of PMI; he was a founding member of the PMI Poland Chapter. He is involved in new agile project management practices, works as an active Scrum Master and helps in implementations of lean/agile practices. He is certified Scrum Master and as one of few in Poland – Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) by Scrum Alliance. Artur is a Member of PMI® and the Scrum Alliance (Certified ScrumMaster). Artur Bialy lives in Kraków, Poland and can be contacted at [email protected].  Artur’s project management blog can be found at http://www.bialy.eu.