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29 November 2023 | Posted by angela.tuduri

PMI Barcelona Chapter 2023 | The Future of Project Management

The project management event par excellence took place on November 21, 22 and 23 in Barcelona.

Last week, Barcelona became the epicenter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). During the sessions, industry professionals had the opportunity to delve into the future of project management and advance the latest developments in the sector.  

Juan Antonio Castro and Martín Longobucco, directors of the project management and artificial intelligence programs at La Salle-URL, participated in the event offering an insight into the future of project management

Discover the highlights of the PMI Barcelona Chapter 2023!

Resilience in the face of conflict leading teams: commitment and empathy  

Resilience is an essential quality in team leadership, especially when it comes to conflict management. The ability to remain calm, adapt to adversity and effectively lead in difficult moments is fundamental to the long-term success of any team and/or project.  

Fabian Crosa, professor at the Catholic University of Uruguay and Sergio Gómez Larrea, expert in strategic negotiation at Oportium delved into these aspects offering a new framework in team management and leadership, and highlighting the importance of resilience and commitment.   

A blueprint for the modern Project Manager | How they got it wrong!  

Polina Toropova and Renaldi Gondosubroto were also present at the PMI Barcelona Chapter 2023 event, previewing industry news and highlighting key characteristics for the project manager of the future.   

Renaldi introduced the effectiveness of AI in project uncertainty, demonstrating its effectiveness in managing problems and risks in any project. On the other hand, Polina highlighted the strength and impact of positive and constructive feedback in today's project management.   

AI & PM: Revolutionary innovation or road to mass disengagement?  

Embarking on a journey into the future, Antonio Castro, director of the project management area, and Martín Longobucco, director of the Artificial Intelligence program at La Salle-URL explored the intersection between artificial intelligence and project management.    

The potential of AI has been demonstrated countless times, and its application to improve efficiency, accuracy and creativity in project management is becoming increasingly essential.

- Antonio Castro, director of the project management area at La Salle-URL

Referencing Bauman's theory of the liquid world in which people tend to constantly adapt to new circumstances and relationships, and social connections tend to be temporary rather than permanent, Castro and Longobucco introduced examples such as home automation, genetic engineering, robots or autonomous cars. Not long ago, all this was a dream, but now it is a reality that we live daily and that companies such as SpaceX, Horizon Discovery Group or Clearpath Robotics are already developing.   

From this perspective, "Transformers" in the context of artificial intelligence (AI) refer to a neural network architecture developed for natural language processing tasks.  

Transformer models have been the basis for several state-of-the-art AI models, including BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers), GPT (Generative Pretrained Transformer), and T5 (Text-To-Text Transfer Transformer), among others.

- Martín Longobucco, director of the artificial intelligence program at La Salle-URL.

Transformer models are based on an attention mechanism that allows them to capture contextual relationships in a data set, which makes them especially suitable for tasks involving language comprehension. The attention mechanism allows the model to focus on different parts of the input sequence for each element of the output sequence, which makes it effective for machine translation tasks, text generation, text summarization, among others.  

These models have made outstanding achievements in a variety of natural language processing tasks and have been widely adopted in the research community and in industrial applications.

- Martín Longobucco, director of the artificial intelligence program at La Salle-URL.

Artificial intelligence is opening new doors to the way we manage projects, helping us to optimize them and make them more efficient and effective. Castro and Longobucco believe in a future where AI and Project Management coexist synergistically, empowering us to create, innovate and thrive in a world shaped by the delicate balance between groundbreaking innovation and preserving our humanity. 

PMI on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Today  

  • AI should not be considered just an option, but a MUST.  

  • AI could inspire leaders in other industries and foster innovation.  

  • Select governance, identify opportunities and evaluate the success of your AI initiatives.  

  • The technology requires a strategic view of risks. 

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