Let’s flip project management on its head

There are many reports about the potential impact of technology such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of jobs. And there is a serious undertone from tech experts such as Jack Ma, Alibaba, and Elon Musk, Tesla that technology is impacting the future of work.

Tye Brady, Amazon’s chief robotics technologist discussed his thoughts about robotics replacing humans. He suggests robots and AI replacing humans was a myth, and ‘the challenge that we have in front of us is how do we smartly design our machines to extend human capability’. And instead of focusing on what AI and robotics will replace, he thinks about this as ‘a symphony of humans and machines working together…you need both.’

Let’s flip project management on its head


Posted by Ian Clarkson on 17th Mar 2020

About the Author

Dr Ian Clarkson is Head of Organisational Consultancy at QA. Ian is a highly experienced consultant, author, trainer and speaker with over 20 years’ experience in project management, organisational change and learning – working with organisations in all sectors. Ian leads a team of consultants who work with organisations to develop their project and programme management capability, so they are ready for the future of work.

Ian was an author of the APM BoK 6 and a referenced reviewer to the most recent update to PRINCE2 publication. Ian was on the technical advisory board for the development of the APM Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management, and also for the update to the APM suite of certifications for BoK 6. Ian is a regular columnist for Project Manager Today Magazine..

Ian is passionate about helping organisations prepare for the future –and when he’s not helping organisations transform Ian reads the latest articles and research on the topic. Maybe he should just get out more instead!

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