• Publisher

    Routledge

  • Date of
    Publishing

    October 28, 2021

  • Book size

    136 pages

  • Format

    Paperback, Hardcover, & Kindle

Rating

About the book

“AI and the Project Manager: How the Rise of Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your World” by Peter Taylor is the first comprehensive book on the topic and discusses how AI will reinvent the project world and allow project managers to focus on people.

Research indicates that by 2030, 80 percent of project management tasks, such as data collection, reporting, and predictive analysis, will be carried out by AI in a consistent and efficient manner. This book aims to delve into the implications of what this will mean for project managers around the world and equips them to embrace this technological advantage for greater project success. 

Packed with insights and examples from tech providers and project professionals, this book is an invaluable resource for PMO leaders, change executives, project managers, program managers, and portfolio managers. Anyone who is part of the global community of change and project leadership needs to accept and understand the fast-approaching AI technology, and this book shows how to use it to their advantage.

AIPMO Review

Rating: 7.5 – Peter Taylor’s 2021 book on AI in project management is a commendable attempt to decipher the rapidly evolving AI landscape and its effects on traditional project management roles. Taylor delineates AI applications within the project management realm into categories such as process automation, chatbots, machine learning, and the prospective concept of an autonomous project manager. However, the book’s content has struggled to keep pace with the swift advancements in AI, as evidenced by the absence of recent breakthroughs like ChatGPT. While Taylor adeptly underscores AI’s potential to streamline numerous project management tasks, he doesn’t shy away from its limitations and the indispensable human facets that AI cannot replicate. His expert standing lends credibility to the narrative, reinforced by the comprehensive research backing his claims. Despite this, the content’s freshness is waning, with more up-to-date and detailed texts now overshadowing it.

In terms of design quality, the book boasts a high-quality cover and clear typography but lacks the dynamism that color visuals would offer. It scores well on readability, with well-structured chapters and accessible language. The applicability of Taylor’s categorized AI functionalities to real-world project management scenarios adds practical value, assisting project managers in discerning how AI can be integrated into their work. Taylor’s originality in linking AI with project management is notable, as he was among the first to do this. However, the field has since burgeoned with more in-depth works, suggesting that the book’s originality, while still relevant, is no longer unique.

Case studies in the book aid comprehension but fall short in specificity and authenticity. Meanwhile, the book’s value is a double-edged sword; it serves as a foundational resource but will likely become dated.

The research quality is robust, with each chapter referenced by a variety of sources, enhancing the book’s reliability. Visual data elements are consistent and functional, aiding in the consolidation of main ideas.

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