Work Packages in the center of Professional Project Management
Work packages are the work defined at the lowest level of the work breakdown structure for which cost and duration are estimated and managed. Work packages are in the center of professional project management.
AI applied to Project Management
Year 2030. PPM tools include AI features. People can talk to a chatbot to initiate new projects, prioritize them, or approve the project set adding the most aggregated value. AI can help on technical tasks related to planning, controlling, knowledge management, etc. AI helps mentoring project managers throughout their professional careers. AI is effective classifying and clustering thousands of projects belonging to business units, programs, and portfolios. AI saves a lot of time generating reports, assuring quality standards, etc. AI can answer questions like: What are the odds this project will finish on time? What is the value of this deliverable? What projects should be re-baselined? What teams should be restructured? What contracts should be canceled?
What is Artificial Intelligence?
As in every area of the economy, digital transformation has disrupted project management. In order to manage projects professionally, we do not need paper documents anymore. We do not need to work from specific locations, neither. Project data, essential for business management in the Project Economy, is growing exponentially. More and more people collaborate on projects, sharing more and more technical and management data, and organizations are executing more and more projects. With so much project management data available, could algorithms manage projects automatically? What will be our role as project management professionals?
A Project Management Toolbox for the Project Economy
Organizations in the project economy can start using good freemium tools today, no investment required upfront. If free features are enough, they can continue free forever, focusing on value rather than technology. Nowadays, a free project management toolbox can meet the needs of most projects.
PM² Artefacts with PMPeople
The PM² Guide describes 33 document templates covering most cases in all kind of projects, not just UE’s ones. Many projects need to follow a strict methodology based on documented evidence. Even for those cases, PMPeople enables people to collaborate first, and document the project later, saving time and fostering project teams productivity.
Tracking Time and Expenses with PMPeople
Many projects need to keep an accountancy on timesheets and expenses by team members to control the project finishes on budget and also for work invoicing. Organizations should avoid bureaucracy on time and expenses tracking to increase productivity. PMPeople get people focused on the real work, saving unproductive time.
Small and Frequent Project Status Reports with PMPeople
Small and frequent project status reports should be a source of interaction with project stakeholders. PMPeople enhances project reporting, making quite easy for project managers to produce project status reports, and for stakeholders to read them and provide feedback.
Project Teams at PMPeople
In the Project Economy, projects need people collaborating as a team from different perspectives. PMPeople does not prevent direct communication needed at all projects. However, it can optimize management helping the interaction between people belonging to the extended project team.
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