This September 2020 IIL blog article speculates further technology developments will increase use of Artificial Intelligence & automation within the PM process itself.

Artificial Intelligence in Project Management

I therefore expect that the following key elements will define the future of project management:

1. Data-driven decision-making processes — A change towards a data and fact-driven approach will take into consideration past challenges, learnings and plain facts.

2. Leading products instead of managing projects — Today‚Äôs project managers are too much involved in more administrative and repetitive tasks, although a lot of day-to-day tasks can be automated by using either Robotics or Machine Learning approaches. Project managers should focus more on strategic topics, driving product development in order to close the apparent gap between project management and product management.

3. Hybrid Intelligence — The combination of machine and human intelligence in projects is an important element of future project management