Project Management in the next ten years, part 2 – How and why it will change - 10.02.15

People costs are too high to carry out mundane tasks, especially when automation robotics and ever more capable software takes on these mundane tasks. People will need to add value that cannot be added by machines, robots and A.I. Competition for available jobs will be high. Companies will go go under if they do not take on A.I., robotics etc .Owners of A.I. , robotics etc, mostly shareholders in successful companies will gain, others will lose . The Government tax base is going to change from PAYE to higher taxes on wealthy and industry .

“Robots could cost Australian economy 5 million jobs, experts warn, as companies look to cut costs”
Imagine the chief executive officer or general manager of a local council, and wonder whether a robot could do their job. Imagine the middle level of management in a medium size private company, and decide whether you think automation, Ai and expert systems could do most of the jobs.
Imagine the labourer, working for the local council, who uses a shovel to spread hot mix into potholes on the road. And then wonder whether a robot could do their job.
Imagine the accountant at the local council, and how difficult it must be to add up the money received in rates, the money received in grants, depreciation, sorting the money into different piles, and a few other esoteric tasks and the expenditure, and then to produce a complicated set of reports, well, probably not so complicated. I wonder whether a program exists to take the accountant’s place?
All educational providers provide education and qualifications for what is current now. None look to what is needed next year, or further afield, for example TAFE ads for a cert IV in Project manager, saying “ become a project manager now “. This is short term. This is misleading. These ads tell people that they can become a project manager now, and they base this on the fact that the training is provided by someone with at a minimum cert IV in training and assessment, and only possibly by someone who has experience of project management, as well as a set of course material that is demonstrably poor, has very little scrutiny, and is at best a course that is not tailored, does not meet the real needs of industry, and after completion provides little opportunity of getting a job in the area of project management, and the fact that the course is based on an outdated set of competencies, and Industry training accreditation board set of requirements that have been set up by trainers, not practitioners.

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