NEW! Artificial Intelligence Applied Skills: Unlocking Project Automation and Efficiency Gains with Oscar Wasilik

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize, formulate and manage strategies for implementing AI-powered project management.
  • Evaluate the costs, resources, stakeholder tactics and strategic requirements for AI tools. 
  • Automate project processes such as project reporting, data analysis and forecasting using AI.


Looking to position your career, team and organization to benefit from artificial intelligence (AI)? Seeking to achieve excellence as a project manager, leader or sponsor? Join us to expand your knowledge of the foundational AI training course (Artificial Intelligence-Powered Project Excellence) and build your own AI toolkit— with even more interactive sessions, hands-on experiences and automation secrets. This training supplements the foundational AI training from the same instructor, although the first training is not required as a prerequisite. You will gain practical experience with this new technology, grow more comfortable using it and accelerate performance for yourself and your team.

If you registered for both trainings, you will benefit from scaling your understanding of AI fundamentals toward the application of AI tools for areas such as advanced automation strategies, process efficiencies, risk management, and budget and schedule optimization for immediate results. You will come away with valuable skills and experience, such as creating your own AI large language models (LLMs) and machine learning (ML) algorithms for use within your organization.  

This training provides more detailed case studies, practical applications and hands-on experience, including creating custom AI tools. Through real-world case study successes, you will understand how project management offices (PMOs) have embraced AI using ethical and relevant protocols. Importantly, you will gain customizable corporate policy templates for AI use in your organization, based on these successful use cases in PMOs. This training will help you to navigate unstructured and sensitive data challenges, try sophisticated AI tools, create your own AI tools and learn from one another in fun and dynamic group exercises. 

Using hands-on experiences with business AI tools, you will learn how to unlock process automation, cost savings and efficiency gains from AI with an understanding of its costs and risks. Learning from others’ success stories will help you build more confidence in AI planning and preparation for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enrich your professional development.



  • Day 1: Make Your Own AI and Applied Automation and Efficiency Gains

    Session 1: Beyond Basics: Advanced AI Insights and Strategy in Project Management

    • Dive deep into next-gen AI technologies beyond conventional project management tools
    • Explore how AI can optimize project timelines and resource allocation through predictive analytics and machine learning algorithms
    • Project optimization using the most advanced “hidden corners” of Excel and Microsoft Copilot
    • Exclusive insights: Discuss the psychology behind change momentum and methods to spark an AI-ready culture
    • Evaluate and design custom AI-adoption policies ready for use in your organization, based on successful applications in a range of industries
    • Prepare data: Handle sensitive, clean and unstructured data effectively

    Session 2: Create Your Own AI and Learn Automation and Efficiency

    • Interactive demos: Create your own data analysis generative pretraining transformer (GPT) large language model
    • Hands on! Automate repetitive tasks and data analysis
    • Experience live demos of AI scripts and bots that are custom-built for enhancing project workflow
    • Step-by-step guide to building AI-driven tools with minimal coding
    • Efficiency unlocked: Real-time application of AI for workplace efficiency via automation of reports, communications and project tracking
    • Hone automation skills in immersive sessions using real AI tools such as Copilot

    Session 3: Navigating the Risks of AI: From Prediction to Prevention

    • Take-home work results: Collect in-depth roadmaps tailored to your career and your role for risk mitigation in your industry and organization
    • Learn executive predictor models to quantify and address project unknowns
    • See how real AI models are used to save millions of dollars in correcting project risks
    • Data breaches, legal landscapes, regulations and ethics: A new frontier of risks

    Session 4: Winning Executive Buy-In and Overcoming Resistance to New Tech

    • Art of persuasion: CEO-level techniques for winning stakeholder and executive support for AI projects
    • Attenuate the psychological impacts of AI tools on project management teams
    • Practical strategies for estimating costs, KPIs and timelines for AI projects
    • Elevate your project management foundations with useful and relevant tools
  • Day 2: Implementing AI Change Initiatives: Detailed Strategies

    Session 1: AI for Executive Planning and Decisions

    • From insight to action: Hone your executive business cases for this technology by confidently using AI tools with no additional software or costs
    • AI thought leaders share the secrets of nuanced, effective AI implementation
    • Use large language models (LLM) to analyze real-world, complex contracts and legal applications in project management

    Session 2: Assembling and Inspiring AI-Powered Teams

    • Blueprints for success: Build high-performance PMO teams skilled in AI tools
    • Leadership in action: Case studies and real-world applications to inspire your team and achieve quick project wins
    • Dynamic workshops: Real-world exercises in leading AI-enabled project teams
    • IT and development teams: Alleviate pressure on overworked IT staff with strategies to integrate AI into existing workflows

    Session 3: Laws, Ethics, Governance and Compliance in AI Utilization

    • View a landscape of global laws and regulations governing AI project use — and hear projections for legal developments in the future
    • Learn frameworks for ethical AI use in projects and data
    • Interactive session: Set up AI governance structures tailored to your organization
    • Safeguard the future: Ensure human oversight, AI integrity and trustworthiness in project management

    Session 4: Budgeting and Scheduling

    • Justify and plan the costs of AI initiatives for financial stakeholders
    • Learn how to budget for AI initiatives in various adoption scenarios
    • Learn how to schedule these initiatives according to your AI readiness index
    • Innovation lab: Experiment with AI tools for schedule optimization

    Session 5: Pathfinders: Case Studies of AI-Powered Project Successes

    • Inspiring case studies exemplifying AI in action in project management: From Fortune 500 examples to small-team victories
    • Learning through contrast: Analyze the pitfalls and optimism of real AI project journeys
    • Interactive team session: Glean wisdom from AI pioneers and trailblazers in project management

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 7 0 7 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 0 7 7.00
PMI-SP® 2 0 7 9.00
PMI-RMP® 2 0 7 9.00
PfMP® 0 0 7 7.00
PMI-PBA® 0 0 7 7.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Oscar Wasilik PMP

Oscar is an accomplished Senior Project Manager with over 10 years of experience successfully leading projects beyond $100 Million in value. He authored the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All paper (2012) along with three world-renowned subject matter experts in international energy projects. Oscar has a particular expertise in driving government and public-sector projects as diverse as G7 embassy projects, arctic power plants, military sites, international data centers and, most recently, the restoration of the Parliament of Canada.

As the youngest graduate of the University of Oxford's master's degree in Major Programme Management, Oscar benefited from, and contributed to cutting edge approaches in international program management with Nobel Prize winning economists, executive practitioners, and experts from around the world. Oscar is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and holds two professional engineering licenses in Canada. His work was featured in the Financial Times, Economist, New York Times, and other publications.

He has led to completion and analyzed 13 years’ worth of projects, from venture capital, public sector, private sector, military, and United Nations perspectives. His paper on P3 public-private partnership governance between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Government of Canada was co-authored with a former US Supreme Court Justice and addressed the particularly successful practices for large-scale, modern government projects. Oscar is a charismatic presenter and a former world-level debater who ranked within the top 50. He emphasizes emotional intelligence, practical approaches, and a let's get it done attitude that has been described as inspirational and motivating.

Training Information

16 - 17 September 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 5 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 5 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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