Generative AI in Project Management: ChatGPT’s new super power, a AI Marketplace and the Mightiest Pen

In this 14th installment of my “generative” AI series, I delve deep into the world of project management and the PMO. As the boundaries between technology and human expertise continue to blur, project managers are now embracing the power of Generative AI to enhance their decision-making process, streamline operations, and unlock innovative solutions.

Oh, and ChatGPT has a new super power!

Image generative AI
The transformation from project manager to data scientist thanks to AI. Dream like oil painting. A lot of colors. Artistic. Very detailed

I don’t know where the PM and the data scientist come in, but it is dream like, colorful and artistic for sure.

The new ChatGPT super power: Code interpreter

This launched, I believe, last week. And it’s the biggest thing since plugins! Now, with the code interpreter beta feature you can feed ChatGPT data (be aware, that data is now in OpenAI’s hands) and it will assist you with writing Python code for it!

I tried this out to create a Gantt chart visual and was surprised that it picked up on the critical path without me prompting it. Asking for a simple Gantt gave me this result:

import plotly.figure_factory as ff
import plotly.graph_objects as go

# Define data for tasks
df = [dict(Task="Task 1", Start='2023-07-10', Finish='2023-07-15'),
      dict(Task="Task 2", Start='2023-07-16', Finish='2023-07-20'),
      dict(Task="Task 3", Start='2023-07-21', Finish='2023-07-25')]

# Create a figure with a Gantt chart
fig = ff.create_gantt(df)

# Add arrows to represent dependencies
fig.add_trace(go.Scatter(x=['2023-07-15', '2023-07-16'], y=[1, 2],
                         mode='lines', line=dict(color='red', width=2),
fig.add_trace(go.Scatter(x=['2023-07-20', '2023-07-21'], y=[2, 3],
                         mode='lines', line=dict(color='red', width=2),

If you are interested in data analysis, this is a game changer! The results are fast, and most of the time on point! Take a look at the results some other people had with the Code interpreter on YouTube. I love their faces when they see the first results, I can relate.

An AI project management marketplace

A marketplace where project managers can share interesting Generative AI prompts with others offers several significant benefits. AI helped me summarize 5 key benefits to PM’s 😉:

  1. Knowledge Sharing: Such a marketplace enables project managers to share their experiences and insights regarding Generative AI prompts. By exchanging knowledge, project managers can learn from each other and expand their understanding of how to effectively utilize Generative AI in their projects.
  2. Idea Generation: Within the marketplace, project managers can discover and explore a wide range of Generative AI prompts contributed by their peers. This exposure to diverse ideas can spark creativity and inspire new approaches for their own projects. It opens up possibilities for innovative solutions that may not have been considered before.
  3. Efficiency and Time-saving: Instead of starting from scratch, project managers can leverage the Generative AI prompts shared in the marketplace. These prompts serve as starting points or templates, accelerating the project planning and brainstorming phases. This saves time and allows project managers to focus more on refining and customizing the prompts to suit their specific needs.
  4. Quality Improvement: When project managers share Generative AI prompts, they receive feedback and suggestions from other professionals in the field. This collaborative environment fosters continuous improvement and ensures that the prompts meet high standards of quality and effectiveness. Through constructive discussions and iterative refining, project managers can enhance the impact and value of their prompts.
  5. Community Building: The marketplace creates a community of project managers interested in Generative AI. This community facilitates networking, collaboration, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals who share a common interest. It fosters a sense of belonging, where project managers can exchange ideas, seek advice, and form valuable professional relationships.

So yeah, wouldn’t it be great if we could get such a marketplace? Well, it’s here! And I even have a listing, and a discound code for you here use ERIK30, to get a 30% discount on all listings until the end of August 2023:

Find the OKR generator in portfolio management ChatGPT prompts.

Generative AI, the mightiest pen?

Generative AI is a tool and not the endgoal itself. Reading about AI does this AI does that, doesn’t always ring true. It’s stil a human in the center. Then I thought, the pen is mightier than the sword, I thought of Generative AI is the mightiest pen. We can see our creative endeavours to completion much faster than previously possible using the generative AI solutions at our fingertips now.

With generative AI as our mighty pen, the possibilities seem limitless. It allows us to explore new realms of creativity, pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve. By harnessing the power of AI, we can unlock fresh perspectives and innovative ideas that may have remained hidden before. While AI may not be the ultimate goal, it undoubtedly serves as a catalyst, amplifying our capabilities and augmenting our human-centered approach. Through collaborative efforts between humans and AI, we can embark on a journey where our ideas manifest at an unprecedented pace, propelling us towards greater accomplishments. The integration of generative AI solutions empowers us to achieve our creative aspirations with newfound efficiency and effectiveness.

Final notes

Some links I haven’t gotten to make nice comments about yet:

Microsoft Reveals Guidance Ahead of Copilot Launch

And again: don’t forget this new super power: