Back behind a desk, what happened with AI & the PMO?

Just before Easter 2024 me and the family got the keys to our new house. And as mentioned back then in blogs and YouTube video’s, I’d be away for a while to settle in and do final adjustments to the house.

To be honnest, I’m still not behind a real desk but more at the kitchen table, and there are still things that need attention. But let’s dig in to some of the things I picked up at the European Power Platform Conference in Belgium and recent changes to Planner Premium (the “old” Project for the web).

A generative AI image of a blogger / YouTuber working from a construction site.
Initial prompt: Create an image of a blogger/youtuber working with projects.
Follow up prompt: Now put this person on a construction site and age him a little bit (40 years old).
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My GPTs and me

As the bullet train called Generative AI moves along we can only stop and marvel at its progress for a short while. That is, until the next big announcement hits us in the face, right? I think it’s a good idea to “niche down” and not look at everything the GenAI ecosystem has to offer. It’s time to only look at the thing that interests you the most, and find the GPT / AI companions that can assist you with that.

For me, I want to help the PMO succeed with Microsoft Technology. This has led me to create a couple of ChatGPT models. Let me introduce them.

Note: I’ve been away for a bit because I was moving the family to our new house. Seems these GPT models are now available and free for everyone to use, and that you only need to log in. Please let me know if I misread that message.

Create an oil painting with a man in his 40s (clearly dark blond hair) and 4 robots standing beside him, group photo style realistic.

Yes, Oh Yes! That is definitely me!

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Time to close 2023 and look ahead

As we are closing the year, I guess most people will also be closing their work brains to go for something more festive. But wait! Let’s look at TPC’s best content of the year.

Prompt: Create a minimalistic futuristic new year card, only show the image of the card, the card should be focussed on 2024.
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Celebrating a Decade of The Project Corner: Past, Present, and Future

Ten years ago I created this blog and soon after, I wrote my first article: The Project Corner! The article was part of a 5 (later 7) part series on how to correctly use Microsoft Project. Fast forward to today, and I’ve got 175+ articles and a thriving YouTube channel with more than 100 videos. Dedicated to Project and Portfolio Management in the Microsoft application landscape.

Decade of The Project Corner!
AI generated: Enthausiastic male character black and white sketch with green background. Blogger and Youtube content creator, celebrating a decade of content.
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Microsoft Inspire starts today, surprise: AI is a key contributor

Make sure you register for the event. It starts in only a couple of hours. You do not want to miss this one, because it’s going to focus heavy on everything AI. For me? I’m focussing my attention on the Copilot announcements. I think they will be a real game changer the next couple of months/years.

Welcome to yet another weekly update on what Generative AI and it’s many incarnations can do for us as Project Management professionals.

Generative AI created image for Microsoft Inspire.
The prompt on Bing.com/create: “Microsoft embodied as a friendly artificial intelligence (not a robot) at a conference, pencil drawing, minimalistic”.
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AI in Project Management: Microsoft’s Copilots, Essential Courses, and a Personal Journey (Post #13)

Some actionable items, and a big announcement at the end of the post. Thanks for dropping by another weekly article on Artificial Intelligence and project management.

Generative AI, Bing Create made this artificial inteligence image from the prompt provided down below.
This prompt was quite big, so here’s just a little text and the real prompt is below.

[Subject: Project Manager at Workplace], [Purpose: Illustration], [Mood: Confident], [Style: Minimalistic], [Background: Solid colour] Create a minimalist illustration depicting a confident Project Manager doing work in an office. Use simple lines and shapes to symbolize the person’s confidence and professionalism. The solid colour background should complement the overall mood and create a sense of professionalism.

I took inspiration from a previous newsletter from Zain.

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Video 100! Everything you need to know about Project for the web

It’s been a journey, but I’ve made it! Just like Post #100, I will celebrate video #100 with a blogpost of it’s own. On the 14th of December (2022) I published my 100th video on YouTube! You can view it here or jump over to YouTube and view it there of course 😁.

Video 100! on how to (use) Project for the web
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