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Video: Will AI Actually Take Over 80% Of A Project Manager’s Job?

By 21/05/2019October 21st, 2020 No Comments

The headline from the Gartner press release reads:

Gartner Says 80 Percent of Today’s Project Management Tasks Will Be Eliminated by 2030 as Artificial Intelligence Takes Over

That’s a bold claim, and something that would have a major impact on our jobs as project managers! So, Kelly and I got together to discuss the study and talk about how we think artificial intelligence will impact that project manager’s role in the coming decade.

Tune in to get our take on important questions, such as:

  • What counts as a project manager task?
  • What parts of the PM job could be easily done by software—and what parts could not ?
  • What parts of your job would you prefer that AI take over?

Watch below, and let us know what you think!

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What’s Next? Grow Your Soft Skills

As we dug into the topic of AI taking over our jobs, the importance of soft skills as some of the most critical project manager skills came up again and again.

Overall, we concluded that software programs can (and should!) take over many of the repetitive and technical aspects of our jobs as project managers, and there’s lots of PM software out there that’s already doing this. In turn, this means that our contribution as project communicators, motivators, facilitators, and negotiators—the soft skills—is growing in significance.

This is why we focus on developing resources that help you grow your soft skills as well as the technical skills associated with the PM role. Here’s a few that I recommend you start with:

Will AI Take Our Jobs?

What do you think? How will AI impact your job and change your role as a project manager in the years to come?

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Ben Aston

Ben Aston

I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and founder of thedigitalprojectmanager.com. I've been in the industry for more than 15 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from film to CMS', games to advertising and eCRM to eCommerce sites. I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, and consumer electronics brands including Sony.

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