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Artificial Intelligence: How It Will Impact Project Managers

Artificial Intelligence: How It Will Impact Project Managers

Artificial Intelligence (aka AI) is getting smarter and smarter every day. In fact, machines are able to analyze larger data sets and adapt faster than humans could ever imagine. 

You’re probably wondering why AI is important and how it will impact the project management profession.  Here are some key takeaways – 

1. Why is AI Important?

  • AI is a tool that can help you do your job better

  • AI can curate and validate large volumes of data

  • AI helps to reduce blind spots

2. What's AI’s Impact on Project Management?

  • Project managers will spend more time interacting with intelligent machines

  • Demand will be greatest for project managers who complement AI

  • Project managers have to offer additional value besides simply managing projects

  • Get used to reinventing yourself every 2-3 years

3. How Can Project Managers Leverage AI?

  • Think entrepreneurially

  • Anticipate change

  • Be human

4. Is There An Example of a Virtual Scrum Master?

  • Accenture believes 30-40% of Agile ceremonies can be automated

  • Accenture developed a myWizard® to handle things like scheduling meetings and estimating top priority user stories

5. What Are Some Key Takeaways?

  • Use AI to produce predictable, scalable results

  • Learn how to communicate with intelligent machines

  • Get used to continuously reinventing yourself

About The Author

Oliver holds a Master’s degree from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business (MBA program ranked #1 in Entrepreneurship for 26 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report). He combines ”hands-on”, real-world experience with project management fundamentals. He also offers fresh insights and encourages his audiences to take action with a captivating, entertaining and down-to-earth style.

Oliver Yarbrough


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