Project Management: AI and Human Synergy

Project Management: AI and Human Synergy

April 21, 2019

A new study by Gartner reports that by 2030, 80% of a typical project manager’s tasks will be done via automation and artificial intelligence. This type of program and portfolio management (PPM) software is expected to begin appearing later this year.

Specifically, the study says AI can collect, analyze, and report data much more quickly than people.  Also, rather than using their keyboard and mouse, project managers can more easily query and interface software via chatbots and conversational AI.

Some observers believe that AI will ultimately help project managers be more effective at their jobs. AI’s aren’t expected to perform the “human” elements of the job, such as advising clients, leading project teams, and offering empathy and human interaction.


Video Spotlight: AI might create more jobs than it destroys


This post is based on the Tech Republic article, Will AI lead project managers to the unemployment line?, by Moira Alexander, March 28, 2019; the ITWeb article, AI to eliminate 80% of project management tasks, by Staff Writer, March 25, 2019; and the Tech Republic video, AI might create more jobs than it destroys, Alison DeNesco, November 14, 2017. Image source: Shutterstock / Phonlamai Photo

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No Chick-fil-A at the Super Bowl

No Chick-fil-A at the Super Bowl

February 4, 2019

Chick-fil-A will soon be the third largest fast food chain. And the College Park, Georgia-based company continues to uphold its long-standing policy of being closed on Sundays.

One of its locations is a fast-food stand inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home for the Atlanta Falcons.  This stadium is also home to Super Bowl LIII.

The no-Sundays policy means, for the vast majority of the Falcons’ home games, and for Super Bowl LIII, fans will not be able to enjoy Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwiches during the game.


Video Spotlight: Go Inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Chick-fil-A


This post is based on the Fox 29 article, Chick-fil-A: Closed Sundays… even Super Bowl Sunday!, by Fox News 5, January 22, 2019; and the YouTube video, Go Inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Chick-fil-A, by chickfila, January 3, 2018. Image source: Ingram Publishing / SuperStock.

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1. Why did Chick-fil-A choose this location, if it will be closed for most of the Atlanta Falcons’ games?

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