Episode transcript The transcript is generated automatically by Podscribe, Sonix, Otter and other electronic transcription services.
Hello everyone. Welcome to the 5 Minutes Podcast. You know, I'm talking a lot about AI, so I'm giving presentations and this and I need to be honest, there is one thing that is struggling me. Every time I ask people how many times you use ChatGPT, how many times you did this? And please, before I move forward, I'm not talking about ChatGPT because I like the ChatGPT became, I would say, the popular image of what I want to talk about that is the generative AI, the use of AI to generate text, to generate images. This is what is the new component for us. But when I ask these people, most of them, they say, No, I haven't used yet. I didn't have time. Or some of them they say, Oh, I saw once, someone showed me one time. And then I asked myself: What is going on? Do these people understand what is coming? Because what is coming and this is I'm really sure about that. It's big. I don't know how big it is, but it's, it's massive. It will disrupt pretty much everything. And I want to invite you and to make an appeal to all of you, because I think that in my role, I would say as someone that exercises influence in this field, I need to help all of us to move forward. Please open your ChatGPT account. Go on Chat.Openai.com. This is not paid by OpenAI but do that.
It's free. Spend five minutes. Just open a free account there. Spend 30 minutes just playing with ChatGPT. Ask ChatGPT. Please suggest me a recipe for dinner tonight or I'm vegetarian. Can you suggest lunch for me to prepare tomorrow? I want to spend my next holiday in this country. Can you suggest the places I should visit? Whatever or even say I'm sad today? Can you give me some advice on how I can become happier today? That's it. This is what you must start. And then I want to give you three tips. And these are on the Project Management side. So as soon as you did this initial step, I want to invite you to open a new chat on ChatGPT. How do you do that? You click on the top left and you open. Why? I'm suggesting you to open because every time you have a chat conversation, ChatGPT knows the history of what you spoke, so it learned already with your previous interactions. So I want to open like a blank piece of paper and then you will write this. Prepare a project charter of the construction of my new home, and then you will describe in the next 4 or 5 lines some details of your home. For example, this home will be in this city, in this neighborhood. I'm planning to build a two story home, three story home with two bedrooms, three bedrooms, whatever. I want to live there with my wife, with my partner, with my children. But explain a little bit more. Something like 3 or 4 lines about your house. Use your imagination and press enter.
I know if it's your first time, you'll be surprised because you will see, I would say, a nice project charter. Is it perfect? No, it's not. But it's much better than starting from scratch. Then go on the top left and open a new tab means, open another blank piece of paper different from the previous one. And just write this. Prepare a project charter of the construction of my new house, period, and press enter. What's the difference between these two? It's what is called the prompt. The question. On the first one, I put a more detailed prompt. On the second one, I put a much less detailed prompt. What happened? You'll see both will create a project charter, but you will see that the first one will be far more close to what you need than the second one. Why? Because ChatGPT has no intelligence. It's not conscious. ChatGPT takes the amount of words you put on the prompt and goes to this pre-trained transformer and generate based on probabilities what it should feel to give back to you, the project charter. Okay. When you said about house it will prepare something, but I'm pretty sure it will not be what you want. Then go back to the previous tab, the one that you put the project charter with more detail. And let's continue that conversation and say. Now I want you to list for me ten risks in this project. I want to have your estimation of the probability and impact, and you can use a scale like minimum, low, medium, high, extreme, for example, five levels. And I want you to present this in a rank between the first, the most severe one and the least severe one. And press enter. You will see. Is it perfect? No, but it's an excellent start for a brainstorming. Now goes to the other tab. The tab that you didn't provide too much detail and just ask on the prompt. Please give me a list of risks with impact and probability and press enter. You'll see how the results are different. How when you provide some information, the two, the I and the transformer will use this to benefit. And last but not least, if you are preparing for the PMP, go there and type. Please give me ten questions of the PMP exams with the answers and a reason for each answer and press enter. Look, it will come ten questions for you. And I'm not saying at all that these ten questions will be the questions of the exam, of course. But imagine it's easy, it's fast. It's, I would say some in some way reliable and it's a great tool.
So why I did this, it's not because I want you to produce a project charter using ChatGPT because this is such a basic step. But I want you to familiarize. I use I don't use ChatGPT every day or this I use it all the time. I use it dozens of times per day. Not one, not two. I use this all the time. This is like having a calculator in my desk to help me. This is like having Microsoft Excel. So you must have this because you with your project management capability supported by a powerful tool or set of tools, you will become far more productive, far more reliable. I'm not telling you to do everything on ChatGPT and just copy and paste and do it. No, because ChatGPT maybe does the work from 5% to 70%, but between 70 and 100. It's you with your intellectual capability to analyze what it provided to you and decide the best course of action. So don't be afraid of using start and start it. Now. Look, if you are driving, as soon as you arrive home, put 30 minutes on your side and just do it. It's quick and it will change the way you see AI and the way you see your work in the future. Think about that and see you next week with another 5 Minutes Podcast.