PMI Toronto GTIS Branch and South Western Ontario Chapter (SWOC) Event
Thursday, April 4th, 2019 (05:30 PM – 8:45 PM 2.0 PDUs)
Title: From PM Methodologies to Impact of AI: How Project Managers can thrive in the age of disruption
Presenters: Christine Aykac and Dr. David McKenna
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Toronto Speaker: Christine Aykac
Title: Waterfall, PRINCE2, SCRUM, Lean, Kanban & more… How to achieve maximum benefits of the blended/hybrid approaches?
Subtitle: There is evidence in history that project management has been practiced for thousands of years, dating back to the Egyptian epoch. In today’s world, the surge of disruptive technologies and vast globalization requires a re-thinking of how we run projects.
Adaptive Life Cycles – also known as change-driven or Agile methods, are intended to respond to high levels of change; when requirements and scope are challenging to define in advance and when it is possible to establish small incremental improvements that will deliver value to stakeholders.
During this session, we will introduce the concept of Adaptive Life Cycles and the importance of focusing on the long term and short-term benefits of different project methodologies and discuss the ideas of many various aspects of these methodologies and how you can find your style and enhance your role by embracing these new methods in the future.
London Speaker: Dr. David McKenna
Title: AI (Artificial Intelligence) How project managers can thrive in the age of disruption
Subtitle: Are you prepared to work in a world with artificial intelligence all around us? Self-driving cars, planes and trains. Chefs, morticians, labours can all be replaced by a machine. Are you ready?
Many existing jobs will be replaced by AI. Are you ready to work in a new world? What skills will be replaced by AI and what competencies will humans need to work with AI. You will be surprised.
Learning Objectives (Toronto Speaker):
Project Management strategies will be discussed that allow for:
This presentation gives participants something to reflect on concerning the ever-changing world we live in and work on. What skills are needed and what jobs will require them to overcome the challenges the future works will bring on.
- Introduction to Adaptive life cycles
- Change-driven approaches
- Knowledge and skills needed to adapt to future challenges
Learning Objectives (London Speaker):
This presentation gives participants something to reflect on with respect to the ever-changing world we live and work in. What skills are needed and what jobs will move into the AI domain.
- A brief introduction to AI
- Latest innovations with machine intelligence
- Impacts on humans due to the evolution of AI
- What are you going to do about it, what skill sets will be needed?
In today’s fast-paced work environment, Project managers face a number of familiar challenges: meeting project milestones and deadlines, managing changes, staying on budget, ethics, managing different project stakeholder expectations among many others.
In addition, technology is having an increasing impact on the way projects are managed. Consider for example the impact of smartphones, tablets and text messaging (SMS), making it easier to keep track of project metrics at any point of a project and product lifecycle. The technology makes it even easier and seamless for different project stakeholders to communicate and share information in new and creative ways that were simply not possible before.
Sharing key metrics on demand, such as is the project schedule variance (SV) and/or cost variance (CV), are critical to making different stakeholders intimately aware of the progress of the project, whether their expectations are being met, and enabling decisions on which project should get the go ahead.
Mobile technology, Internet of Things (IoT), and now Artificial Intelligence (AI) are making it easier than ever to share information, expectations, assist the project manager in making key decisions and track project metrics such as quality standards.
Project Managers have to keep up with trends and adapt their management styles to incorporate new trends and new ways of doing their work in the most effective way possible.
Project Management strategies will be discussed that allow for:
- more effective communication
- taking the pulse of the project at any given time
- managing different stakeholder and client expectations
- keeping up to date on the latest project management trends and how they can be incorporated in their practice.
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