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Hi everyone, Welcome to the 5 Minutes Podcast. I know that in our minds, probably everyone who is working in project management or delivering projects, by the way, probably everyone who has had any professional activity recently has artificial intelligence in his or her mind. And why? Because this became so mainstream, it became so relevant, and it's changing at such a relevant pace that people really need to dedicate and allocate time to learn and understand that. A couple of days ago, the Project Management Institute PMI released a free online course called Generative AI Overview for Project Managers. And this was the main reason for me to record this episode because there are several trainings, several online trainings available. Most of them are free, and you cannot miss them. There is no reason on this planet for you not to attend. If you tell me that you don't have time, I can tell you I am really busy, and I did all of them. I found time to do all of them, including the PMI, one that I finished this weekend. And I want to start with this course from PMI. This course is an excellent overview of what is happening in AI. It has two chapters that raised my attention. One of them is about prompts on ChatGPT. That is a very, very nice thing, and it's something not similar, but it's something in line with what I'm planning to present at the PMI Global Congress in Atlanta. I will be speaking there about the code interpreter, Advanced Analytics, and some plugins on ChatGPT that could be leveraged here.
And I will do some demos there on that. And also the other one about some tools. So these two chapters are, for me, very nice content. This course will take you; I would say, probably between 30 and 40 minutes. Of course, it's very hard for me to say how much time you will take in online training because it depends on you. If you are faster, you can learn much faster, but sometimes you want to review things. But I would say between 30 and 45 minutes is a reasonable time, including the exam and the questions you need to answer to get your badge. Another one that I really liked was the first course I did on generative AI. It's a course promoted by Google. It's called Introduction to Generative AI, and this is not one course. It's a learning path. It's a set of five small courses to help you. What I like most about these Google courses is that it's a little bit more technical in terms of not just explaining how to apply AI but how AI works. For example, every time I'm explaining, for example, earned value or I'm explaining RHP, I want to understand what is behind the calculation. This course gives you an understanding of what is machine learning, what is our artificial neural network, what is a node, and what is a token, and gives you some concepts that would really leverage your ability to understand generative AI.
The second thing is that this course is presented by Google employees and it's very nice the design, the layout. So it's a very, I would say, relaxing course for you to watch, very well designed. And this set and this learning path, you should expect, I would say, between 3 and 4 to five hours to do that. So it's a little bit longer because, as I said to you, it's not one course, but it's a set of five courses. The third one, and of course, this one, I'm completely suspicious to say this one is the course that I was hired by LinkedIn to produce, and it's called Leverage Generative AI for Project Management. And this course was, I would say, a big surprise for me. We are reaching 30,000 students on that course, and the feedback has been very, very positive. This course is about 45 minutes, so I think it's a little bit longer than the PMI one. And I would say probably the size of 1 or 1 and a half model of the Google course. And this one, I would say the main difference, for example, between PMI and my course on LinkedIn and the Google course is that PMI is a course that is narrated. So, there is a narrator who is explaining the course on LinkedIn. I am the one speaking with all the good and the bad that comes with that on Google.
It's also presented by people. So every time, it's a different employee of Google that is taking care of one specific area given to that. So this is a matter of preference. If you want someone, I would say the voice of an expert or the better voice of a narrator. So it's more of your preference. In this course, I tried to give you my impressions on how I see project management and how I see us leveraging the use of artificial intelligence on it. Another course that is also free and that is excellent. It's called Career Essentials in Generative AI, promoted by LinkedIn and Microsoft. So LinkedIn and Microsoft partnered to create this career path. And this one is, I would say, a very clear competitor in some ways of the Google program. This is a collection of 5/6 courses because there is a new course on the Microsoft copilot that was launched recently. However, the five courses cover the basics of generative AI. There is a model that I like very much about ethics that is a super relevant topic. That is something that I'm really keen to understand now. And these are five different courses presented by five different people. And when you finish all of them, you also receive this career essential certificate. All of them provide a certificate. All of them are free. And I know that most of you are expecting Ricardo, please, what is your opinion? Should I do one or the other? And my suggestion? Do all of them.
Do all of them. I did all of them. I did the Google one first, then I did the LinkedIn and Microsoft the second. Then I did, of course, my course, and I did the PMI course this weekend, and there is no excuse if you tell me, Oh, I don't have money. All of them are free. The LinkedIn ones, of course, I know, are a little bit tricky because, for those who do not have a premium account subscription to LinkedIn, you need to wait until we release a code that is valid for 24 hours. And I am doing that almost every week. For those who follow me on LinkedIn, if you wait, you will see that I every, I would say, a week or every ten days because LinkedIn has a policy when I release the link; it's valid only for 24 hours, so you can do so. It's a matter of just waiting a little bit, and it's a matter of, I would say, eight hours in eight hours. You can do all of them. It's not an admission for your CV, but what is really relevant is that it's an addition to your brain. It's an addition to your competence to understand what is going on. And I don't want to do an advertisement here, but Antonio and I we have a masterclass. Unfortunately, this masterclass, we are not Google, we are not PMI, we are not LinkedIn. So we have to charge, and we are trying to do the best we can.
I would say to have a reasonable price for that. And this masterclass we finished last Friday, the second edition of the Master Class and the Master class. Of course, we go much deeper on some specific topics. We have guest speakers, and we were not planning to release another one this year, but due to the demand and people asking, we decided to create another one on the 15th and 20th of December. This year will definitely be the last one, but if you are interested, you can check on PMI revolution.com and the other ones. If you go on the web and put PMI generative AI overview for PMS, you will find the page, and it's free. If you go and write Google Introduction to Generative AI Learning Path, you will find Google on LinkedIn. You put LinkedIn to leverage generative AI for PMS, and the last one, LinkedIn and Microsoft, is career essential in generative AI. You will find them easily. They are all of them widely available. I will put it in the notes of this episode, but just don't wait for anymore. You know there is no excuse for you to say, Look, this is important, but I don't have time. You know, I'm super busy, and I found time to do that. We always find time for what is important for us. Okay. I hope you enjoyed this podcast, and I will see you next week with another 5 Minutes Podcast.