S4E84: The Future of Project Management Technology with Dr Dan Patterson

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In this episode, Dale and Val get into project management technology with a man who needs no introduction to the world of project systems, Dr Dan Patterson. Critical Path Methodology (CPM) - getting really long in the tooth - there has to be a better way! Perhaps a better approach is to plan in a hierarchical manner - recursively break down into chunks instead of such a highly linear approach. Dan touches on his vertical scope based approach. We talked about knowledge-based planning and utilising non-linear methods or time-chainage type arrangements but not reliant on CPM. We talk about the arrival of AI and what that could mean for jobs, workload and the way in which we plan projects. Dan goes into his experiences in risk workshops and various companies to help paint a picture of the future of project management. Dan talks with the lads about many topics including; Risk Analysis Critical Path Methodology and alternatives AI and its impact on Projects Linear Project Management Scope Management and New Software Ideas Future of Project Management More about Dan - Globally recognized project analytics thought leader and software entrepreneur. With 20 years of experience & three highly successful Project Portfolio Management software companies under his belt, Dan has a unique combination of solution innovation combined with extensive project management experience including advanced scheduling, risk management, project analytics & artificial intelligence. This experience has been used to lead multiple successful software company start-ups with Dan being a true visionary & renowned marketeer. In 2016, Dan founded BASIS, a groundbreaking AI planning solution designed to help projects more accurately forecast timelines and budgets. BASIS was acquired by InEight Inc. in 2018. Prior, Dan founded Acumen - a highly acclaimed project analytics solution. Acumen was acquired by Deltek in 2013. Today, Dan's product inventions (BASIS, Acumen Fuse, 360 and Acumen Risk) are used by thousands of Fortune 500 project controls specialists around the world. Dan drives a reputation for making complex business challenges simple and this is reflected in his passion for software usability and innovation. In 2012, Dan was awarded Innovator of Year for the invention of the widely accepted Fuse Schedule Index™. Publications ----------------- Numerous white papers and published articles on project analytics, risk management & scheduling innovation. Keynote public speaker. Qualifications -------------------- - PhD Doctorate in Project Management, Nottingham University, UK - PMP certified This episode is proudly brought to you by JustDo.com, PlanAcademy.com & InEight.com For more information, blogs or to support our charities visit www.projectchatterpodcast.com If you’d like to sponsor the podcast get in touch via our website. You can also leave us a voice message via our anchor page and let us know if there’s something or someone specific that you would like on the podcast. Stay safe, be disruptive and have fun doing it! Thanks for listening --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/project-chatter-podcast/message

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