What you will learn
Are you looking to develop your staff in project management? This Project Management with AI Skills Bootcamp will equip your staff with the skills needed to lead projects within AI.
This course is suitable for people looking to upskill their staff and is under pinned by the Association for Project Management (APM), Project Management Qualification (PMQ) and will reference the APM Book of Knowledge (BoK) 7th Edition.
For employers wishing to upskill their employees, this course will be discounted by 70% as part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs. The course will be spread over 12 weeks, comprising a mixture of face-to-face/remote participation, requiring day-release one day each week, and with an additional virtual session, every Wednesday evening. This is an ideal opportunity to upskill individuals in your team to drive your business forward.
- Cohort 1 – Friday 4th November (10 Fridays), end 20th Jan (no teaching 23rd and 30th December)
- Cohort 2 – Wednesday 18th January to Wednesday 29th March (first 2 weeks virtual, no teaching 15th Feb)
What will be Achieved on this Course
The aim of the course is to provide learners a core understanding and appreciation of project management. Together with some practical applications of learning and how current practices impact project management.
The aim is to develop learners understanding of data analytics as a subject, basic statistics applied in business environments and how data influences project management and emerging practices.
In addition, learners will explore some fundamental concepts of artificial intelligence and in particular the application of Naïve Bayes and Classifiers.
By completing this course, learners will get a greater understanding of key elements of project management, such as:
- Budgeting and cost management
- Conflict management
- Earned value management
On completion of the course learners may wish to formally pursue the PMQ and information will be available to support this.
Those looking to explore the data analytics will have access to Microsoft supported courses in Azure Fundamentals, Azure AI Fundamentals, Azure Data Fundamentals.
Why AI in Project Management?
The impact of AI in Project Management has been globally recognised. Over 80% of respondents to the Project Management Institute (PMI) “Pulse of the Profession”, 2019 survey report stated that organisations are seeing an impact from AI. With project professionals expecting the proportion of projects they manage using AI to jump from 37%. According to a report from KPMG, “AI Transforming the Enterprise,” 2019 organisations who have invested in AI say they have seen, on average, a 15% improvement in productivity.
AI systems can help keep projects on schedule and on budget. “We’ve not been terribly good at estimating how much projects will cost and how long they’ll take,” said Tom Davenport, professor and author of ‘The AI Advantage: How to Put the Artificial Intelligence Revolution to Work.’ By using AI-powered data analysis that looks at data from past projects, we’ll be able to predict, with a much higher degree of confidence, how much a project will cost and how long it will take,” he explained on an episode of the PMI Center Stage podcast.
Project Managers will increasingly be called upon to implement AI-focused projects. Rolling out AI implementations will require Project Managers to lead those projects.
Cost for Large Employers (With 250 Staff or More)
30% contribution £855 per person.
Cost for SME Employers (With 249 Staff or Less)
10% contribution of £285 per person.
Employer commitment for learner to complete all training elements.
Evidence from employer to confirm that the training provided via the Skills Bootcamp has resulted in either a new job role or an enhanced role for the employee that now utilises their new skills gained via this Skills Bootcamp.