Project management will include more AI, possibly fewer humans by 2030

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Project management may be an entirely dead job description by 2030, new data by Gartner suggests.

The data and analytics firm suggests that artificial intelligence (AI) is set to automate a slew of processes performed by project managers.

“The market will focus first on providing incremental user experience benefits to individual [project management] professionals, and later will help them to become better planners and managers,” it penned in a release.

But by 2023, this is set to change as “technology providers focused on AI, virtual reality (VR) and digital platforms will disrupt the PPM market and cause a clear response by traditional providers”.

By 2030, some four-fifths of tasks performed by project managers will be “eliminated” as companies focused on data collection, tracking, reporting and analysis will employ machines.

“Using conversational AI and chatbots, PPM and PMO leaders can begin to use their voices to query a [program and portfolio management] software system and issue commands, rather than using their keyboard and mouse,” noted Gartner’s research VP Daniel Stang.

“As AI begins to take root in the PPM software market, those PMOs that choose to embrace the technology will see a reduction in the occurrence of unforeseen project issues and risks associated with human error,” he concluded.

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Andy Walker, former editor


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