1st Edition

AI and the Project Manager
How the Rise of Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your World

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ISBN 9781032006574
October 28, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
136 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

USD $39.95

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Book Description

Enabling project managers to adapt to the new technology of artificial intelligence, this first comprehensive book on the topic discusses how AI will reinvent the project world and allow project managers to focus on people.

Studies show that by 2030, 80% of project management tasks, such as data collection, reporting and predictive analysis, will be carried out by AI in a consistent and efficient manner. This book sets out to explore what this will mean for project managers around the world and equips them to embrace this technological advantage for greater project success.

Filled with insights and examples from tech providers and project experts, this book is an invaluable resource for PMO leaders, change executives, project managers, programme managers and portfolio managers. Anyone who is part of the global community of change and project leadership needs to accept and understand the fast-approaching AI technology, and this book shows how to use it to their advantage. 

Table of Contents

Contents; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; AUTHOR; INTRODUCTION BY ANTONIO NIETO-RODRIGUEZ; INTRODUCTION BY PETER TAYLOR; WHAT THIS BOOK IS (AND ISN’T); BACKGROUND; Artificial Intelligence 101; Why AI and why now?; THE RISE OF THE MACHINE; Myths and legends; First beginnings and winters; High points from fantasy to reality; CATEGORIES OF AI; Process Automation; Chatbots; Machine Learning; The Autonomous PM; Is it AI?; How much data?; EXPLAINABLE AI; A question of trust and reliability; So, what is explainable AI?; Don’t expect to comprehend the unexplainable; We are only human after all; Augmented actionable insight; PEOPLE CENTRIC AI; Don’t be a hater!; AI isn't AI, and you don't always need it anyway; AI fueled coaching of leaders and teams; Project matching; Prediction; Market predictions in project management; Project success measurement; Chatbots for people / automate communication intelligently; The boring but important: data privacy and ethics; Conclusion: people centric AI; RESISTANCE IS FUTILE; Don’t be a Vogon; Your virtual partner; But you need to change that mindset; PROJECTS ARE ABOUT PEOPLE; Three big asks; Project team analytics; The opportunity of AI; Perfect symbiosis; AI AND THE LAZY PROJECT MANAGER; Keep it simple; Going for an AI drive; Keep on being ‘Lazy’; A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE OLD AND THE WISE; Illusion confusion; Actionable information; No free lunch; Beneficial uses of AI in project management; Some serious considerations; What won’t AI do for project management?; Some serious considerations; What won’t AI do for project management?; A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE YOUNG AND ENTHUSIASTIC; Hope and fear!; Digital natives; Smart people need smart tools; Science fiction to science reality; The data jungle; The AI marketplace; Automated tasks may not be AI in action; What excites me?; Concluding thoughts; THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE PROJECT MANAGER; Five big (as yet) unanswered questions; In the AI/PM world - can anyone ‘do’ project management?; In the AI/PM world - will certifications be valueless?; In the AI/PM world - will we abandon methodology?; In the AI/PM world - are professional bodies irrelevant?; In the AI/PM world - will our skills be devalued?; Much to ponder; SURVEY; Introduction; AI in Project Management – Survey Response Details; Personal thoughts; A FINAL WORD – FISH HAVE HANDS; OTHER WEIRD AND INTERESTING FACTS; MY VALUED CONTRIBUTORS; Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez; Craig Mackay; Bentzy Goldman; Lee Lambert; Marco Steidel; PETER TAYLOR; OTHER BOOKS BY PETER TAYLOR; I’LL BE BACK

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Peter Taylor is a Project Management Expert, Speaker, Author and Consultant. He is also a change expert who has built and led five global PMOs across several industries and has advised many other organisations in transformation strategy. He is the author of the Amazon number 1 bestselling project management book The Lazy Project Manager, along with many other books on project leadership, project marketing, project challenges and executive sponsorship. In the last few years, he has delivered over 450 lectures around the world, in over 25 countries.