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Hi everyone. Welcome to the 5 Minutes Podcast. Today, I would like to introduce to you some of my personal insights around the AI-driven Project Management Revolution Research, research that Antonio Nieto Rodriguez and I did this year covering, I would say, some of the main concerns or main aspects of the use of AI in project management. We received answers from almost 800 people from 95 different countries. In this research, we tried to create a set of key findings in the podcast of this week and next week, I will go over to these ten key findings, and I will share with you some of my personal views and personal insights on each of them. And the first one is the recognition of AI's potential in project management. Around 75% of the experts recognize the power of AI. And this is not a big surprise. Of course, people are recognizing AI in project management. What is a surprise for me? This is also my personal view. It's only 75%. I was expecting 95 and not 75. It means that there is still 25% of the people who are not so convinced that AI will make dramatic changes in the way they do their work. This is something that raises some of my attention because I and I are not talking on the business side, and I explain to many people why I got into AI so deeply.
First, of course, I love machine learning, and I've been working with this for many years. But why did we decide to go so strong on this? It's because of the transformative nature of what we are seeing today with AI it's so big. That is our duty of care. It's our responsibility as senior project managers to help people navigate through this change and also to help us navigate this change. It means I was afraid. I was scared. Then I said, You know, I need to understand better what generative AI will bring to us. So this is my first concern. I would say 25% of people are still not aware of the potential of AI in project management. The second one is the fear of AI job takeover, which is the fear that people have of AI taking our jobs as project managers. What is important for me here is that 29% was the answer, showing a low level of concern. And this goes up to 40% in 15 years. And this number is, for me, low; I was expecting that people would be more concerned so I can take this in a positive and a not-so-positive way. In a positive way, people are so confident that they are able to navigate this transformative change that they are not concerned because, you know, they are already prepared. The second and not-so-positive is that people lack awareness of what is coming, and I'm saying this because recently, I read an article from The Atlantic, and it was saying exactly that.
It was saying that the people who are the most affected people by AI are the ones who recognize themselves as the more secure in their jobs. And this does not make sense, right? It does not make sense. So, there is a lot of bias involved in this. So you need to understand how real this is. And this is something that Antonio and I will explore a little bit more, trying to understand the underlying question around fear. The third aspect is the improvements in project delivery by the use of AI tools. I think this is very visible. 41% of the experts said that they see significant enhancements in project delivery by the use of tools. There are many tools, and I'm doing this and posting almost all day on social media when I see something nice. I can tell from my own experience with PMOtto that despite all the challenges, there are a lot of people moving, trying to create tools that will help project managers deliver better projects. Okay? And this, I think, I would say, the most visible ones, tools to help you to create WBS, tools to help you to select better projects. All of this will be very visible, and this is probably one of the areas where we see the biggest advancements from ChatGPT PMOtto, etc., tools that will help you to decompose items in a chart or create and generate.
And pre-populate risks or manage and take notes of project status reports. So we can see this, and this is something that is improving dramatically in the short term. And number four is the urgent need for skills adaptation. 62% said that we need to revisit our skills. And I'm happy with this number because I think that in the times of AI, we need to develop different skills. How do we analyze large amounts of data? How can we use AI as a tool to deliver better projects? And this is exactly one of the things we need to do most today. It's pointless for you to study strategy; you study strategy execution. If you do not study these topics using the light of the technology that is taking place today. So we need to develop new skills. And this is a big question that I have for all of you: are you doing that? Are you going to develop your new skills, you know, to work in this environment? Because I am doing that. I am doing that as much as I can. Number five is the emphasis on sustainability in project management. 82% of this is a big number. They highlight the relevance of incorporating sustainability considerations in the project practice, and this is a big topic.
Antonio and we are working on an article on that, combining sustainability, ESG, and AI, because these topics they look very different. They look in some ways unrelated, but they are deeply related. And probably, the use of artificial intelligence will be a game changer in using ESG, applying ESG and evaluating ESG, and identifying the key topics that we need to materialize to propose, for example, a report on ESG. So this is something that I think we need to put a very strong focus on how we can incorporate these aspects of sustainability using the technology we have today. Next week, I will discuss with you the number six up to the number ten. This report has 37 pages, and we will be thrilled if you download and take the time to go deep into each of the questions we are asking to understand the underlying mood of the project management community towards AI. This report is absolutely free. Antonio and I we released this as a Creative Commons attribution work, so you don't need to pay anything. You can just use it. You can present this inside your company and get some insights to support your decisions, and you can download it at pmairevolution.com. And next week, I will continue this podcast, talking from six up to ten. So see you next week in another 5 Minutes Podcast.