Gartner argues majority of project management ‘eliminated’ by 2030 thanks to AI

80% of today’s project management discipline will be eliminated as AI takes on traditional functions such as data collection, tracking and reporting, according to Gartner.

Daniel Stang, research vice president at Gartner, said: “AI is going to revolutionise how program and portfolio management (PPM) leaders leverage technology to support their business goals. Right now, the tools available to them do not meet the requirements of digital business.”

Gartner predicts that though providers currently in PPM software market are lagging behind in enabling a fully digital program management office, AI-enabled PPM will begin to surface in the market sometime in 2019. The market will first aim to focus on providing incremental user experience benefits to individual project management professionals, and later on will offer them help to become better planners and managers.

“Using conversational AI and chatbots, PPM and PMO leaders can begin to use their voices to query a PPM software system and issue commands, rather than using their keyboard and mouse,” added 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.”

Meanwhile, Otter.ai has announced the launch of Otter for Teams, an enterprise-ready solution of its product. The solution helps users to read conversations which are sent to them by their team members, submitted live in their account. With this launch, the company is aiming to reduce the speech-recognition error rate and speaker-recognition error rate by more than 25% and 50%, respectively.