ing at once more coveted and more common in Poland. Project managers in
Poland who have a PMP® make a median annual salary of PLN160,000, compared to PLN120,000 for those who do not, according to PMI’s Salary Survey.
“It’s very important for companies to believe that Polish people can deliver what
is required nowadays,” Mr. Pająk says. “Therefore, being certified is becoming
standard for project managers.”
Despite its vast project landscape, Poland must overcome numerous challenges
to sustain its growth.
Although political conditions have vastly improved, bureaucracy remains
one of those challenges. “The government is still a challenge to doing business
in Poland, especially for smaller companies,” Mr. Sierzputowski says. Small
businesses in particular, he explains, have a hard time deciphering what permits, processes and paperwork the state requires, which can cause vexing—and
sometimes costly—project delays.
Another obstacle facing Polish projects involves remote project sponsorship.
SPALARNIA PIROLITYCZNA OS PROJECT
As the country continues to modernize, so do its wastewater treatment plants. With funding from the EU, the
three-year, € 2. 7 million Spalarnia Pirolityczna OS Project,
set for completion at the end of 2015, aims to develop
technology to thermally treat and dispose of large
amounts of sewage. The eco-friendly technology will decompose organic materials with heat in a nonoxygenated
environment, and its by-products will be used for energy,
fuel and fertilizers.
A new hospital in the
town of Zywiec is the first
in the Polish healthcare
sector, a joint initiative
between local authorities
and InterHealth Canada.
When complete in 2015,
the € 45 million project
will provide cutting-edge
services and design that will
allow the 18,400-square-
foot) facility to see twice as
many patients as the town’s
previous hospital, despite a
similar number of beds.
POLISH PROJECT POWER
“It’s very important for
companies to believe that
Polish people can deliver
what is required nowadays.
Therefore, being certified
is becoming standard for