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The Rise of AI: Thriving as a Project Manager by leveraging the AI

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm




PMI Baltimore Chapter – Columbia Division Event

Title: The Rise of AI: Thriving as a Project Manager by leveraging the AI

Date and Time:  Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 6:00pm – 9:00pm


The Meeting House

5885 Robert Oliver PL

Columbia, MD. 21045

PDUs:  2 PDUs (1 – Power Skills, 1 – Ways of Working)

Cost: $30 for members; $40 for non-members

You must be logged in as a member to receive a discount.  There will be no refunds or credits issued for this meeting.


Meeting Details:

6:00pm SHARP!

6:00pm – 6:30pm Dinner

6:30pm – 8:30pm Presentation

8:30pm – 8:55pm Q&A

8:55pm – 9:00pm Closing



In 2023 we have seen flood gate of AI applications and use cases with the release of ChatGPT and most recently with Google Gemini. AI is here to stay, we are at the cross-section of technological era whereby embracing AI we will not only survive but we will thrive. This would require different skillsets and more importantly totally different mindset to augment human capabilities by leveraging AI. This will empower us to expand our superhuman capabilities.

In this engaging and informative session, we will delve into the fundamental shift brought about by the floodgates of AI applications. The focus will be on not just adapting to this change but proactively leveraging AI to enhance project management practices. By drawing parallels with the latest AI advancements, particularly the advent of ChatGPT and Google Gemini, we will uncover practical strategies for project managers to stay ahead of the curve.

1. Mindset Matters: Highlight the importance of cultivating a mindset that embraces AI as a partner rather than a threat. Discuss the psychological shift required to view AI as a tool that amplifies human potential.

2. Skillset Upgrade: Identify the key skillsets that project managers need to cultivate in the AI era. From data literacy to algorithmic thinking, we will explore how acquiring new skills can unlock the full potential of AI integration.

3. Supercharging Capabilities: Showcase real-world examples of how AI augments human capabilities in project management. Illustrate how leveraging AI can empower project managers to achieve superhuman feats, enhancing efficiency and decision-making.

4. Ethical Considerations: Address the ethical dimensions of AI and LLM usage. Discuss best practices and responsible AI principles to guide PMI members in navigating potential challenges and ensuring the ethical deployment of these technologies.


Key Takeaways:

  1. Understand the current AI landscape and its implications for project management.
  2. Foster a mindset that embraces AI as a catalyst for professional growth.
  3. Identify and cultivate essential skillsets to thrive in the AI-driven project management landscape.
  4. Gain insights from real-world examples and best practices in integrating AI into project management practices.



Presenter: Mashhood Ahmed

Mashhood Ahmed started his research into AI and Project Management in 2017, since then he has spoken around the world, from New Zealand to Singapore, Africa to North America, at various conferences, and global events.
In the year 2023, he spoke at over 15 events, shared his research, knowledge and expertise with over 15,000 project managers around the globe, some of major highlights from 2023 were PMI Global Summit in Atlanta, Closing Keynote Speech at North Carolina PMI, AI Masterclass at PMI New York (Binghamton) and webinar, along with several in-person and virtual talks.

Mashhood has over 20 years of project-program management experience leading multi-million-dollar projects around the globe. Currently, he runs a boutique consulting firm in Edmonton, Canada, and he is founding director of where is leading a team to design and develop next generation project management solution leveraging AI.
He also teaches at Grant MacEwan University. Besides, all of this he also volunteers his time for PMI and ISACA for various initiatives.

He holds Master’s degree from University of Waterloo, along with PMP, PMI-RMP, SAFe Agilist, CISA, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL and various other industry certifications.

For sample videos and list please visit:

He also authored the AI Prompt Guide for Project Managers that can be downloaded from




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The Rise of AI: Thriving as a Project Manager by leveraging the AI
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April 24
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mashhood Ahmed


This educational event qualifies for 2 PDUs: Power Skills and Ways of Working
Registration Start
03-23-2024 12:00am
Registration Cut-Off
03-23-2024 9:00pm
PMI Baltimore Chapter - Columbia Division - In-Person Event


The Meeting House
5885 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, 21045
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