William (Bill) Brantley

Presentation: When Projects Manage Themselves: Artificial Intelligence-Powered Project Management

Abstract: Will artificial intelligence (AI) replace project managers? No. But AI can augment the knowledge and skills of project managers. In this keynote, Dr. Brantley discusses how to blend the great potential of AI with the project manager’s power skill of sensemaking. We will discuss why AI is better used as a GPS for project performance management by providing the data and analysis to support project managers’ crucial decisions.

PMI Talent Triangle: Ways of Working

Biography: Dr. Bill Brantley is the President and Chief Learning Officer of Brantley Advanced Social Science Applications (BAS2A). In addition, he is a certified Project Management Professional, a certified agile project manager, an accredited professional in business analysis, and is certified in Disciplined Agile. Dr. Brantley was awarded the 2019 Emerging Training Leader by Training Magazine and is an IPMA-HR SCP, a Certified Professional in Talent Development, an ROI-certified professional, a certified data scientist, and a Certified Professional in Training Management. He has completed over 200 hours of coaching training from the Neuroleadership Institute, the American Confidence Institute, emotional intelligence coaching, and the Global Team Coaching Institute. Dr. Brantley is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Louisville (24 years) and the University of Maryland (11 years). Strategic Career Reinvention: Use a Unique Strategy to Create a Fulfilling Career at Any Age (2022), The Persuasive Project Manager: Communicating for Understanding (2019), and Four Scenarios for the Future of the Federal Government: Collected Essays on Transforming Government(2019). Dr. Brantley has also created nine award-winning Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on project management communication and digital transformation for the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence. His courses have ten thousand students worldwide.