AI is going to disrupt project management, especially the project methodology. This includes the way the PMO manages a portfolio, the way a project manager executes a project and the way the project team interacts with the stakeholders. There are two main parts to this disruption. The first is vastly improved efficiency in the way that project management activities are performed. The second change is with the roles and responsibilities for the PMO and the project manager.
Perhaps you think that Airbnb simply improves the efficiency of finding a place to stay or that companies like Uber or Lyft improve the efficiency of transportation. I disagree. I think they disrupt those industries and AI will have the same impact on project management. The main impact is the importance of data and changing not only how we perceive data on projects but how we collect and store data in an easily accessible and structured format that AI tools can use.
Another change is how AI tools will become the 'always available, expert judgement tool and technique' for projects, thereby reducing the importance of project managers, especially ones who make intuitive decisions. As decision making shifts away from people and to machine learning models, project success rates will rise and be more consistently reliable. By disrupting our project processes, AI delivers much better results.