“Because we are convinced that agile projects can be implemented far more efficiently that it is currently the case in many companies.”
“We develop – as the backend of a so calle Digital Twin – an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that supports Release Train Engineers (RTEs) as an advisory (virtual) expert.”
In a not so distant future, early in the morning. Dave, the Release Train Engineer (RTE) of the project, has just let his coffee out of the machine and like every morning he asks HAL about the status quo of the project and gives instructions for course corrections.
HAL, tell the teams that in future no more PI Planning is needed.
Audio from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros. Pictures, directed by Stanley Kubrick
|HAL:||Sorry Dave, I'm afraid, I can't do that.|
|Dave:||What's the problem?|
|HAL:||I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.|
|Dave:||What are you talking about HAL?|
|HAL:||This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.|
No, a machine should definitely not take over control of a project, but as a so-called “best buddy” it could make recommendations for action.
Learning with Big Data
In 2001 and 2010 the HAL 9000 was „just“ an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that controlled a spaceship, but in the near future, HAL will be a Digital Twin of a large number of agile projects worldwide. Already at „birth“ equipped with extensive expert knowledge, the Artificial Intelligence 4 Agile Projects will continuously learn. It – or should I say he – will collect a great deal of information from all connected projects and, after intensive and in-depth analysis, will submit recommendations for an optimized approach.
But expert knowledge is not everything
Don‘t worry, AI – no matter how intelligent it may be – will (probably) never be able to replace humans. Or can you imagine that an AI can direct highly motivating words to a team so that it declares itself ready to grow beyond its own limits? Do you believe that AI can generate empathy for people who are afraid of change? Will Artificial Intelligence be able to speak calming words? Probably not.
Real life, including projects, requires so much more than „just“ expert knowledge that an intelligent machine could ever be superior to a human in the sum of all its necessities.
Read also our Blog „Artificial Intelligence – an attack on self-confidence?“