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Episode 498: AI for PMs: Hype or Help? Survey Says... (Free)

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Cornelius Fichtner welcomes Elizabeth Harrin to explore the transformative effects of artificial intelligence on the project management landscape. Elizabeth, a seasoned project manager and author, shares insights from her recent article 57 AI in Project Management Statistics, offering an in-depth analysis of how AI is reshaping the field. This episode uncovers the myriad ways AI enhances project efficiency, from automating mundane tasks to revolutionizing decision-making processes, ultimately altering the role and skills of project managers.

Elizabeth's expertise and extensive experience bring a wealth of knowledge to the discussion, focusing on the practical implications of AI integration in project management. Listeners will understand the statistical impact of AI, strategies for adapting to technological advancements, and the evolving competencies required for future project managers. The conversation also delves into ethical considerations, the balance of human and AI collaboration, and the future direction of project management roles in an increasingly automated world.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The Impact of AI on Project Management Roles: How AI is expected to eliminate 80% of busy work by 2030 and what this means for the skills project managers need to develop.
  • Adoption of AI in Project Management: Insights into the current barriers to AI adoption in project management and how these can be overcome.
  • Future Trends in AI and Project Management: Discussion on how AI is poised to influence the strategic decisions in project selection and management practices.

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Quotes from This Episode

  • "AI is not just about automating tasks; it's about enhancing our capacity to manage projects more strategically." - Elizabeth Harrin.
  • "As project managers, our role is evolving beyond just management to strategic decision making, facilitated by AI." - Cornelius Fichtner.

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Time-Stamped Show Notes

  • [00:00] - Episode introduction and overview of topics.
  • [02:00] - Cornelius introduces Elizabeth Harrin and her significant contributions to project management.
  • [05:00] - Elizabeth discusses the major impacts of AI on project management roles.
  • [15:30] - Examination of AI's role in reducing project management busy work and the future skills of project managers.
  • [25:45] - Insights into barriers to AI adoption in project management and strategies for overcoming these challenges.
  • [35:10] - Discussion of the future of project management with AI: how strategic roles might change.
  • [52:00] - Closing remarks and key takeaways from the discussion.

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Cornelius Fichtner
Cornelius Fichtner
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, is the host and the author at The Project Management Podcast. He has welcomed hundreds of guests and project management experts to the podcast and has helped over 60,0000 students prepare for their PMP® Exam. He has authored dozens of articles on and PM World 360. He speaks at conferences around the world about project management, agile methodology, PMOs, and Project Business. Follow him on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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