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By planless
on June 08, 2020

Implementing all of these may not be relevant to you but going through it you will identify the TOP points you may want to implement right away to increase your productivity, your teams’ efficiency, and better manage your work, projects, and time.

By planless
on January 24, 2020

When 9-5 project managers make the transition into remote working, most of them do so to bask in the flexibility of work hours, to reel in the freedom that wasn’t present in their day jobs. On taking these leaps into new terrain, these managers become too comfortable with being in their personal space that they often would have to force human contact. Despite the freedom that remote working offers, there is a dark cast lurking in the shadows, waiting to lead you into living like a hermit. Becoming too comfortable as a remote project manager can be detrimental to your health and social life.

By planless
on January 24, 2020

Procrastination is deferring tasks to a seemingly more convenient time, only that with procrastination, there is no convenient time; it is a measure of willpower. The fun fact about procrastination is that the time when you are supposed to be working but postponed the job, you are doing nothing productive, probably seeing a movie or playing video games. It is a preference for instant gratification over long-term projects.

By planless
on January 24, 2020

With the advent of technology, many teams are virtual, and that increases the need for effective collaboration. Since team members in a virtual setting often consist of many individuals in different time zones, the ability to collaborate effectively as a team is one of the necessary skills for project success.

By planless
on January 24, 2020

 It is a Swedish culture that allows workers to take time off work to interact with one another. It is coffee, along with a sweet snack. But fika is beyond the meal, it is an attitude, a way of life. To the Swedes, fika is a ritual, something that has to be done. It is so common that project managers don’t question team members during the break. In fact, in Sweden, team members are allowed up to two fika breaks during working hours.

By planless
on January 24, 2020

Digital transformation strategy is an outline of a sequence of actions aimed at the restructuring of products and services around digital capabilities.

By planless
on January 24, 2020

WHAT IS AGILE?

The originators of the concept chose the term “agile” to represent the adaptive nature and response to change that was essential to their approach. Agile may have had its roots from the world of software development, but its ways of working are beneficial to industries outside of its origin.

By planless
on January 24, 2020

Employee satisfaction can come from engagement; not all satisfied employees are engaged, though.

By planless
on January 24, 2020

In the same vein, records of employees or team members working on a task or project are kept to know how much time spent on a task.

By planless
on January 24, 2020

Participating in projects as a member of a team requires you give your all into it as anything less than that will affect the output of a project.

By planless
on January 11, 2020

Of course, creating a group, especially an efficient one, may take some time. Individuals, irrespective of their abilities, have to come together to form a cohesive bond. Think of the human body as a team, and individual organs as team members, every part is performing its duty in perfect unity with other components.

By planless
on January 11, 2020

Project management is basically a practice whereby certain processes, methods, skills, and such are initiated, organized, implemented, directed, and concluded in order to meet and fulfill certain pre-set objectives. A successful project management venture is one that achieves certain goals without exceeding a particular timeframe and budget. One thing in particular that separates project management from ordinary management is the fact that project management deliverables have a time constraint, whereas management is a continual and unbroken process.

By planless
on January 11, 2020

It is usually conducted in a facilitated environment to seek creative thinking, to provide solutions to innovative problems and to cultivate ideas. Brainstorming offers the answer to how what and where questions.

By planless
on January 11, 2020

Human resource describes both the people who work for an organization and the department that is responsible for managing resources related to employees. Human resource management is a term used to describe the management of employees focusing on needs such as recruiting and staffing, training and learning, labour and employee relations, and organization development.

By planless
on January 11, 2020

Freelancing offers you a head start at being your boss, and the freelancing option poses several advantages from giving flexible work hours to working from wherever without having to get into the hassles of traffic, getting paid your work’s worth and ultimately basking in the happiness that an increased work/life balance amongst others.

By planless
on January 10, 2020

Project management is not new in the management sector; it is a professional practice that is accepted widely in the industry. Developmental organizations have adopted project management as a vital competency has benefited from improved project outcomes to significant competitive advantage.

By planless
on January 10, 2020

An organization or a team will complete projects successfully if they follow through with a set of reliable principles and retrace their steps early enough when there is a misstep in the course of a project. Project managers are encouraged to take the steps needed to make them better with every project coming their way.

By planless
on January 10, 2020

Marketing is a broad field in itself, with different aspects and approaches to reach an endpoint. According to AMA Marketing is defined as the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large. The four Ps of marketing, product, price, place, and promotion are necessary for reaching a successful marketing campaign.

By planless
on January 10, 2020

A team with individuals lacking productivity can cause a severe dent to projects leaving the team to deal with consequences from falling behind on deadlines.

By planless
on December 30, 2019

Managing projects is a high stressor job so when an individual is facing a potentially harmful situation, the body sets off alarms triggering the fight or flight response that is vital for survival. Anxiety is normal and often healthy, but trouble sets in when a person experiences this emotion regularly at disproportionate levels.

 

WORKPLACE ANXIETY

Anxiety is an ever-present uninvited guest making a grand entrance at the end of a wedge, before an exam, an approaching deadline, a big presentation or a job interview. An individual develops phobias or fear specifically regarding working conditions, fears of the inadequacy of judgement, and interacting with colleagues and superiors in the workspace.

Workplace anxiety is a tailored response to stress and is shot up from a range of factors. Tension at the workplace is triggered by certain factors such as taking on new challenges, public speaking, perfectionism, speaking with authority figures, amongst others. These triggers account for lack of productivity in employees. A 2018 study revealed that 15.4 million days are lost due to work-related stress and Anxiety.

 

STRESS AND ANXIETY

Stress like Anxiety is a normal part of life; it is, in fact, excellent friends to the latter as Anxiety is a reaction to stress. Depending on the level of severity, these two factors can play detrimentally impact one’s life quality. While stress and Anxiety share similar emotional and physical symptoms – sweaty palms, frequent toilet visits, high blood pressure, loss of sleep and headaches -they have different origins.

Stress is a response to direct external stimuli such as a tight deadline at work, having an argument or completing a task, and subsides when the problem at hand is tackled. Symptoms of stress can be reduced by including physical activity, breathing exercises, adequate sleep, and connecting with others.

Anxiety, on the other hand, is an individual’s specific response to stress; its origin, unlike stress’s’ is internal. It is typically characterized by a lingering feeling of apprehension or dread in cases that are not severe. Unlike stress, Anxiety persists even after the tasked at hand has been dealt with. It is essential to catch anxiety symptoms on time to prevent the development of an anxiety disorder.

 

6 TIPS ON OVERCOMING WORKPLACE ANXIETY

Overcoming workplace anxiety doesn’t happen overnight, but in the long run, with proper maintenance and positivity, it is possible to regain control and put the symptoms in check. Outlined below are several tips to help you excel above the workplace anxiety bug.

Accept Anxiety: 

first things first, accept Anxiety. Anxiety is your body’s response to stress and fighting it is equivalent to fighting yourself. The more you fear Anxiety, the more powerful it becomes, a crucial part of crippling Anxiety is accepting that sometimes work is going to make you feel that way. This is a problematic approach, but with practice, it will get a lot easier. The founder of acceptance commitment therapy(ACT), Prof. Hayes encourages workplace anxiety sufferers to start their coping process with the acceptance and neutral non-judgmental observation of negative thoughts.

Ditch the Caffeine: 

do away with the teas, coffees, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks. Caffeine is a powerful stimulant, and although it has suggested benefits and helps you stay alert and energized, consuming too much of it puts you at risk of increased Anxiety or in complicating an already existing anxiety disorder by growing symptoms. The substance which is readily available in offices is linked to aggravation and maintenance of anxiety disorders, and the initiation of panic attacks in those who are already predisposed to Anxiety.

The excessive use of Caffeine in amounts above 200mg has been shown to increase the likelihood of anxiety and panic attacks in the working population resulting in symptoms from general Anxiety obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobic symptoms. Eliminating the substance and embracing decaffeinated drinks may significantly improve workplace anxiety symptoms.

Don’t Step On the Pedal: 

Telling yourself to stop or calm down when you are feeling anxious does the exact opposite. Albeit a natural response to Anxiety at the workplace, taking a deep breath and gathering your thoughts at the corner of the office doesn’t count for much help; it is the same as continually telling yourself to go to sleep when you have insomnia.

It is essential to acknowledge the fact that you are anxious and try to channel the pump of adrenaline that comes from anxiety situations into a positive effort. Instead of trying to step on a pedal or calm your way out of Anxiety, reorient the feelings like excitement and convert work-related Anxiety into a performance-boosting narrative.

Talk to someone: 

the burden of bearing Anxiety may be too much on your shoulders. It may be of great help to confide in a trusted coworker, a friend, family member or visit a mental health professional. Sharing your feelings with the right person can assist in processing these emotions. They might have gone through the same thing in the past and know just how to get you to wriggle out of the dread.

Create a balanced schedule: 

changing your priorities and putting your everyday activities in a plan will go a long way in improving your productivity and ultimately put an end to Anxiety. Schedules will ensure some healthy balance, ensuring your day is set from the moment you wake up to after work hours that allow you to burn out the stress.

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle: 

Finding a balance between work and a healthy lifestyle is critical. A good night’s sleep for a suitable amount of time can help wear out work-related stress giving your body the much needed time to recuperate. Exercising also promotes relaxation as well as eating a well-balanced meal.

It is normal to experience workplace anxiety when working with a team, and in severe cases, this could be significantly controlling. It is essential to note the triggers and identify effective strategies to address your fears and spur your productivity in the workspace.

By planless
on December 30, 2019

With bigger and complex projects, managers have to look beyond standard requirements and timelines and start focusing on setting goals to boost performances. 

Setting strategies and challenging goals lead to higher performance. For targets to be valid, there should be an agreement between those of the organization, the team’s, and personal ones. Every member of the team should be working towards a positive outcome and understand how their work is contributing to the bigger picture.

Here are seven leading goal strategies to improve your personal and collective performance:

 

MAKE SPECIFIC GOALS

 The first and most crucial step to goal setting strategies is that they should be specific. A goal will be bogus and unattainable if there it is not tied to something that provides a clear picture of what a goal should look like. An example of a specific purpose would be “Building a web-app to foster brand growth.”

 

SET ACHIEVABLE AND MEASURABLE GOALS

Think about why you set the goals and what you hope to achieve before you communicate with your team. It is essential to envision the implication of the completion of the set goal on the organization. Every project manager should set goals that are actually achievable and mutually agreed upon by team members. Write your goals down once you have identified them as writing goals down gives a higher chance of achieving them.

Measurement, on the other hand, is an integral part of goal-setting, a measurable goal comes with various benefits. It is to ensure having technical knowhow of tracking and evaluating progress as well as completion, and how this impacts what you want to achieve. 

 Having the data of the overall progress indicates your actual stand in the progress chart and how much work is left to do. A measurable goal helps you analyze you’re your accomplished target for a specific period. It could boost the morale of members of the team or encourage them to put in more effort.

 

SET GOALS AT TEAM LEVEL

Setting goals for the team is the next step after determining what you want to achieve. An organization project or goal is split between subsets of groups with each group tackling a particular problem. When teams have challenging, meaningful goals to work towards, they come together as a productive and collaborative unit. It helps them work in agreement and have a common focus, rather than brewing an unhealthy competition amongst members of the group. 

It is essential to know the strengths and weaknesses of team members so that you understand what should be assigned to whom. You can either let them work on what they want to or categorize it as per their strengths so that it can be delivered on time.

 

LET INDIVIDUAL TEAM MEMBERS SET PERSONAL GOALS

Team goals should be broken down into individual ones. After determining team goals, individuals should be given the autonomy to develop their own goals in line with the team ones. Based on their individual, they should be able to determine vital initiatives that will support the more significant team objectives. 

 

SET DEADLINES

Deadlines are essential in developing accountability to project managers and members of the team, making the goals more meaningful. A goal with no deadline won’t serve its purpose as it could end up constantly sideline and never achieved. If team members start to feel the goals aren’t being taken as a serious assignment, they will put up a lackadaisical attitude towards it. It also means that you can work on an array of initiatives throughout the goal that fosters company objectives.

Deadlines should be set for longer periods of time. The longer a goal is set to be achieved, the likelier it is to accommodate mistakes and changes. The long time frame should, however, be broken into smaller bits with harder targets taken on first before the easier ones.

It was mentioned earlier that targets should be measurable, deadlines help in tracking the success of a project and restructuring or changing underperforming individuals in sub set teams. 

 

HELP PEOPLE MEET THEIR GOALS

One of the cores of project management is teamwork, and providing support to team members will help them learn how to develop meaningful and achievable goals. In project management, a team leader’s responsibility is to help your people achieve their goals in addition to giving the team direction.  There are several ways this can be done:

Help them define measurable goals 

Explain to them what it means to have an achievable goal

Give your team regular feedback so they know what’s going well, and what could be improved

Support them with advice on how to achieve their targets

 

LEARN FROM YOUR YOUR MISTAKES

Despite strictly following the steps to setting goals to boost performance, some of it will fail. Some may have been set on a high bar, some may not have been realistic, and some may suffer from changes made in the course of the project. All goals are not going to be met. Be sure the team members understand it’s ok not to get it right; the goal shouldn’t be put an end to future goal sets; it’s a way of guiding an individual’s work. Staying open to the possibility of failure doesn’t mean accepting mediocrity, or those goals don’t matter, it means you are ready and willing to learn from your fails and progress when another target is set.

 

CONCLUSION 

It is important to note that communication is vital to ensure everyone understands the aim of setting goals. And of course, team goals should always be in agreement with the company goals. Don’t forget to spend time on personal development goals with your team members beyond project-related purposes that drive results. The difference between an average project manager and an effective one is the ability to set smart goals. 

By planless
on December 30, 2019

The needed shift towards virtual project management has led to increased efficiency for team members while reducing work time, building a flexible work/life balance of team members, ability to attract the best-skilled individual for a task from anywhere in the world and ultimately reducing the cost of running projects. Technologically advanced platforms like this have made it possible to gather a virtual team and manage projects from the comforts of your home.

Working remotely begs for reliable communications between team members to get the context of a situation properly. When a connection is not stable, a lot of meanings can be lost in the mix of things, thereby leading to miscommunication and affecting the productivity of team members. There are many ways to build a strong rapport with your virtual teammates while been miles apart from each other.

 

STRONG TEXTING SKILLS

Texting is the primary way of communicating between remote workers, and sufficient writing skill is required to pass a message across correctly. In remote settings, you need to be able to get your point across clearly and in simple terms. Your texting skills should portray empathy, understanding, and be efficient to avoid wasted time, as you may be sending your messages across a different time zone.

 

VIDEO CALLS OVER TEXT ONLY COMMUNICATION

Text-only communication provides room for miscommunication as a team member may misconstrue the written message from another. Texting only as a remote worker could also increase the friction that comes with working remotely, it is also distraction prone as a worker could leave virtual meetings and focus on something else outside the platform. Texts aren’t all bad, though, as a few minutes’ chit chat between team members over non-work related issues is a significant boost in helping the teammates form bonds.

While texts are the most convenient way of communicating on the Planless platform, a few minutes of video calls will help you feel more in touch with your team and avoid the issues of asynchronous communication like time lags or misunderstandings.

 

SCHEDULE WEEKLY VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Virtual meetings give time for remote workers to discuss pushed aside issues over the working week. By scheduling weekly virtual meetings and checking in on individual team members, you can ensure you address concerns promptly, keep teammates in the loop of things, and even get to know them better.

 

SET CORE WORK HOURS

A common problem with remote working is the difficulty in distinguishing between work hours and non-work hours. Since Planless connects you to your team 24/7, it is vital to define work hours so your teammates do not go on working in times when they should be at rest. If a team leader sets the work hours for 8 hours daily, teammates will be more productive as it will ensure they are all online during work hours, thereby fostering effective communication and a productive work relationship. 

Since remote workers are not necessarily sourced from the same time zone, it is essential to rotate the work hours from time to time to accommodate team members in time zones that are not comfortable. This way, those teammates will not feel left out.

 

PROMOTE IN-PERSON MEETINGS

It is essential to meet your teammates in person when you can. If members of a team are within the same geographical location, they could schedule a hangout one weekend every month to bond over matters outside work. Planless provides a holiday tool for teams to take a break off work, and this time could be one for remote workers to attend holiday parties and events at the main office. For remote workers that are spread over ‘very’ long distances, a week-long or weekend retreat in a central location could afford the teams a chance at bonding. Putting a face to team member names will foster better performance at work.

 

ASSERTING YOURSELF WHEN THE NEED ARISES

Asserting yourself is crucial in keeping communication double-sided. Working remotely doesn’t give you an idea of your team mates’ mood or current state of mind as working in an office would. When you work remotely, you’re going to have to communicate with teammates in days when they’re not in the mood, and this is unavoidable.  It is vital to have respect for others and keep an open mind despite having little or no knowledge to inform your decision.

 

GO SOCIAL

 Sometimes, the distance between workers is so high that it is impossible to schedule an in-person meet up with teammates. Going social accounts for building strong relationships with remote members of a team, it is not out of place to have an interest in the personal attention of teammates out of work. Going social may involve placing a brief conference call to every member of the team once in a while or creating a separate channel for discussing social topics and sharing fun interests outside of the work environment. Going social could also mean setting up a Facebook page or WhatsApp group for teammates.

The more teammates get involved with their lives outside of the virtual space, the better it is to get to know each other and build trust that will foster secure connections amongst them. It is essential to make these channels gender-appropriate and free from toxicity.

 

GET FEEDBACKS

Sending out anonymous survey forms to remote workers is essential in building secure connections. These surveys will help management identify stumbling blocks that workers may be hesitant to bring up in virtual meetings or video calls. Also, it gives you an idea of how well you’re communicating and can direct you on ways you can improve.

Developing strong bonds not only fosters a healthy relationship amongst it, teammates, at remote jobs, it is also a boost for productivity.

By planless
on December 30, 2019

Since organizations spin viable initiatives into projects, and these projects can become complicated, managers need to acquire project management skills to ensure the actions are adequately delivered in time. 

Project managers, unlike ordinary managers, go into the tiniest details when managing processes, here are several essential skills in project management:

COMMUNICATION: Effective communication is the bane of project management, it is necessary for a project manager to effectively convey vision, ideas, goals, and issues as well as produce reports and presentations at the close of an initiative.

LEADERSHIP: Leadership is an essential weapon in the arsenal of a project manager. A manager who can lead a team is sure to deliver on projects efficiently.

NEGOTIATION: Negotiation is a subset of communication skills. As a project manager, you have to negotiate on budgets, the use of resources, schedules, and a variety of unavoidable compromises. Negotiating well so that all parties are satisfied is an essential skill for the successful project manager.

TEAM MANAGEMENT: Leading a team is inspiring them enough to work with you, while team management is providing the right tools for team members to work with. Team management involves administrating individuals by fostering teamwork, delegating tasks, setting goals, and evaluating performance.

PERSONAL ORGANIZATION: A famous saying goes thus, “You cannot give what you don’t have,” and this also implies to project managers. A project manager needs to be disciplined enough to carry out his projects to completion before impacting his team members.

RISK MANAGEMENT: Risk by definition is a situation that is not urgent; as a result, many project managers fail to consider risks as imminently as they should. Predicting and creating solutions to issues before they arise increases your chances of completing the projects successfully. 

 

WHY SHOULD MANAGERS TAKE UP A PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILL

Now that we know the vital skills necessary for a project manager, although it is a difficult skill to master here is why managers should learn it regardless:

The fundamentals of managing a project from start to finish require a team of individuals with different talents and skills. Those people are responsible for planning and executing the project objectives, and that takes more than just labour and materials. Each project follows a Project Life Cycle. A sound project plan can mean the difference between success or failure.

SETTING A CLEAR PLAN: Projects require a defined plan from the moment the initiative is conceived to its final execution. Executing projects could become chaotic at a point, and he knowledge of project management skill will come in handy for a manager. The primary function of project management is organizing and planning projects to curtail the chaos that may arise in the process of running a project. An adequately mapped out plan from start to finish ensures the outcome of the initiative is successful.

An essential aspect of setting a clear plan is managing schedules. Gauging a drawn-out plan to a time frame ensures that projects are not run past their slated time, and cost overruns are reduced to the barest minimum.

QUALITY CONTROL: Quality is the value of what is produced. Every manager should strive to ensure quality is delivered at the end of a project, and this is what project management identifies with as it manages and controls quality.

Projects are done under pressure and without supervision from a project management skilled manager results in underestimated tasks rushed processes and tightened schedules — the result of this a poor quality project. Project management trained managers ensure that the project is done in time with the available resources and that quality is delivered at every stage of the process.

ENCOURAGES EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK: A manager lacking in communication skills will cause ruin to the entire initiative. Effective communication is essential in managing a productive team. Project management allows for a manager to accurately convey his ideas to groups and build a proper rapport with them.

Excellent communication and collaborative efforts between teammates fosters teamwork, which is the cornerstone of successful project planning, management, and execution.

ACCOUNTABILITY: As a manager, his knowledge of project management skills will help keep your team accountable for their work and cross out any confusion around responsibilities. The skills help you identify the best man for the job and attribute roles to that person by a measure of their performance. When the assigned task is failing, a project manager can easily place a pinpoint and bring it back to the right path.

MAXIMIZING RESOURCES AND CONTROLLING COST: – Resources are expensive in every form of it, whether financial or human. By including project management skills such as risk management, all resources are efficiently and economically managed.

The budget accrued to projects are in significant amounts. The use of project management tools such as project tracking significantly controls the risk of overrunning the budget.

MICRO PRODUCTIVITY: Breaking down a large project into small manageable micro-projects is vitalin the successful delelivery of the initiative. Project management skills helps the manger to assign these  smaller tasks to a single individual. The more a project is disintegrated into micro-projects, the better the chances of successful tracking and delivery.

LEARNING FROM PAST SUCCESSES AND MISTAKES: Project management ensures that lessons are learned from project success and failure. While some projects are a huge success, others go south. When these projects fail, it is crucial to learn from the process and not repeat the mistake a second time.

A manager with a project management skill knows it is essential to go back to the drawing book in post-project reviews to understand what worked well, what didn’t go as planned, and what should be carried out differently in the next project. 

Going back to the drawing book imbibes a learning culture in a manager. The manager notes the highs and lows of a project, makes a record of them, and uses this as a guide in future projects. Managers who fail to implement this skill fail over time after time and therefor dents the organization’s image.

The reasons stated above, and several other factors are why managers need to learn the core skills of project management.

By planless
on December 30, 2019

It is common for project managers to manage multiple teams and multiple projects at the same time and with the inclusion of AI  into this field such as in Planless, it has become easier to manage teams effectively.


 

Artificial intelligence(AI) is deemed the driver of the new industrial revolution. It is the intelligence exhibited by machines and has numerous applications in the evolving tech space. This technology has been used to develop and advance various fields and industries ranging from healthcare to finance education, and transportation amongst others. Famous examples of AI from self-driven cars to chess-playing computers rely primarily on deep learning and natural language processing.

Over the years, the rise in technological advancement has augmented human capacities, making it easier for activities carried out by humans for eons to produce effectual output. Recent innovations in cloud computing, big data storage and analysis, AI is setting the pace for improving efficiency in different spheres of life. AI provides critical information necessary to foster growth in these industries.

AI is present in our day to day activities, including search engine assistants like Google and Siri, predicting favourite movies on Netflix, directing paid ads to likely customers and directing the best route or cab-hailing services, to mention a few. AI for project management is on the rise, and the way things are going, it’s going to help teams make smarter decisions and move faster. Let’s take a look.

Artificial intelligence is slowly finding its way into project management to handle everything from scheduling to analyzing the patterns of a working team and offering suggestions. These augmented tools make AI a distinct plus to project managers in the future.

 

HOW AI WORKS

Artificial intelligence (AI) uses machine learning to imitate human intelligence. It combines a large amount of data with fast processing and intelligent algorithms allowing software to learn automatically from patterns and features in the data. Several technologies enable and support AI; they include:

Machine Learning(ML): machine learning focuses on the development of algorithms that analyses data and make predictions. It is an application that provides computer systems with the ability to learn from experiences without being programmed automatically.

Deep Learning: Deep learning uses neural networks with numerous layers of processing units taking advantage of advances in improved training techniques to learn intricate patterns in large amounts of data. These multiple layers of the neutral network work together to determine a single output from many inputs, for example, a voice recognition application.

Neural Network: neural networks are computer systems modelled after neural connections in the human brain. The artificial equivalent of the human neutron is the perceptron. They enable deep learning.

Cognitive Computing: this component of AI seeks to imitate and improve the interaction between humans and machines. The goal of this component is to simulate human processes and through the ability to interpret images and speech and then provide a coherent response.

Computer Vision: Computer Vision is a technique that combines deep learning and pattern identification to interpret the content of an image. It plays an essential role in AI, enabling computers to identify, process and interpret visual data.

Natural Language Processing (NLP): NLP is the ability of computers to understand and generate human language, including speech.

There are new technologies that enable and support AI, such as Graphical processing units, the internet of things advanced algorithms, and application programming interface. AI works to provide human-like interactions with software and offer support for specific tasks, but it is not a replacement for humans.

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Every sector, from software to health care, education and e-commerce, carry out projects that require planning, managing and monitoring. The tools for project management are often sophisticated and may not correctly maximize the risks of the project. The innovation of AI into managing teams and assigning tasks produces quality results. Here are the points to support the claim:

 

Intelligent Project Management Assistance

Artificial intelligence is being used to help with project organization on a collection of fronts. AI systems are able to effectively handle scheduling, reminders, and follow-ups to eliminate the need for human input. The innovative workspace provides timeless automatic assistance by providing tools that foster effective team work and productivity for every member of the team from the least skilled to the most. This is one of many effective ways that these systems are capable of saving humans time on their various efforts by helping to make sure that nothing is overlooked. These systems integrate with popular communication tools to make for a more efficient process when it comes to getting tasks resolved. In the near future, it will be possible for an AI bot to send you important reminders.

 

Predictive Analytics for Project Management 

The ability of AI to manage complex analytics allows a system to observe the way that a project is moving and make educated predictions about the future of the project. While humans are more likely to get caught overlooking specific shifts in the project because they are not seeing them directly, AI can see through all of the moving parts and then make valuable predictions based off of what it is seeing. AI has the ability to monitor budgets and scheduling, and over time it can learn to identify potential impacts on these processes. Planless uses this innovation to predict the most suitable team member for a task and assign them with designated tasks.

This makes it possible for artificial intelligence to recognize when something is occurring that is likely to lead to scheduling conflicts and makes it possible to offer up suggestions on alternate completion dates if the scheduling is off track. It also means that the system may be able to help offer personalized coaching for team members based on learned habits.

Over time, it seems likely that AI-enabled project management systems will be able to make the science of human behaviour stronger in various ways. A system that is capable of analyzing someone’s every move is likely to be more reliable in predicting actions or potential needs than a person might be. AI is vital in helping managers understand the distinctive nuances that are likely to come with individuals who are working with their patterns. In the same way, AI can identify a user profile for a shopper and act accordingly; these systems can help provide customized aid to team members working on a project, as well as project managers. Overall, the potential benefits of bringing AI into the project management space are endless.