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Reasons for Pursuing a Doctoral Degree: Professional and Personal Goals

Reasons for Pursuing a Doctoral Degree:

Professional and Personal Goals

            Knowledge is seen to be one of the things that remain as relatively permanent in this world. From my personal and professional experience, it is seen as a strong foundation made of strong and solid bricks. While there are already particular stepping stones I have started with for my educational growth and development, I see the need for pursuing further studies in addition to the ones I have. It is of great certainty that there are far greater heights to which I am compelled to achieve and relentlessly pursue these goals with the Colorado State University as a partner for the said endeavor. The list of reasons for pursuing the said endeavor includes influences from personal and professional growth requirements.

            First, it has become a life-long dream to achieve the highest echelon of learning, which is that of the Doctorate degree for the field of Computer Science. There is a constant quest for learning everyday as I feel the great need to make further steps into the field to which I am most passionate about. With the greater requirements of the industry and the field which I belong to, the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are held by a person counts greatly for making significant contributions to society and this is an endeavor that I certainly want to engage in.

            I want to make my own footprints during my period of existence and to spread my capabilities to the best that I could be. This is because of the fact that with the numerous people who have gone through their lives, only a significant few have been remembered and the common denominator that led to this is the great achievements they have made and the difference brought about. In the career where I am now, I want to make the same effect. Definitely, it is not something that would be placed in textbooks of history but to the least extent possible, I could say that I did something above the rest and something different from the average.

            Second, I want to be able to bring honor and pride to my family. They served as an important part of who I am today. I would want to express my gratitude to them through my own little ways. The only thing that I see which this could be made possible is through achieving non-material things. I consider success to be something that is far greater than any of the riches that people could ever consider in their lives. This is extended to my family whom I would extend the honor and dignity of being able to stand where I will be in the future, once accepted for the Doctoral program in Colorado State University.

            Third, it gives me a sense of achievement and purpose. To a certain extent, it lets me have the possibility of stating that I am able to reach the farthest point that I could ever be in the career I have chosen today. For people, their work have become the life they chose to live everyday. If I am to take a path I want to be in, I definitely choose something that is close to my heart, which is in the field of Computer Science and be the best that I could be in this field through the acquisition of the required level of knowledge that would also have me the chance to take higher positions in my career.

Tentative Area of Study

            There are several problems and concerns in the field of Computer Science that could serve as the topic for a Doctorate degree. The concerns range from simple problems that could be used for simple tasks in everyday life while some are complex and specific problems that could be taken for the purpose of making significant changes in the workplace.

            To complete my Doctorate degree, I wish to investigate the introduction of Artificial Intelligence in the decision making process of Project Management Software.

            The Project Management Software is seen as a compilation of softwares that serve as an aid for administrative tasks related to monitoring and maintenance of resources, collaboration, and quality assurance. In addition to this, the set of software is used for the large projects that are faced by organizations. It can be noticed that the components that serve as the focus of the Project Management Software are critical and complex processes that need to be maintained and, without the software, would require a great deal of effort and manpower. The extent of being critical would have to be considered wherein errors to such is seen to impact a great deal of other related tasks and even the organizations who are dealing with it.

            To date, organizations are still constantly yearning for the optimal level of efficiency for the work processes that are involved in their work flow. With the diversity and the new challenges that are occurring with the advancements in the field of science and technology, such as that of information and communication technology, there is the constant need for the organizations to cope with the demands that are given to them by these challenges in order to stay as competitive as they used to be. With the stringent requirements that are placed by the organizations on the work they have, the software they use, especially for large-scale projects need to be identified to be in line with the goals that they have.

            Another emerging concepts that are related to the way society works today is that of artificial intelligence. It is considered to be the use of reasoning and logic that is placed at the level of the human beings for use in machines to automate several tasks and responsibilities. There are several previous experiments and experiences in patterning the depth of knowledge that the humans have with that of systems and non-human robots. To a certain extent, there are successful researches for such through several measures.

            The existence of an artificial intelligence component in the Project Management Software is considered for the reason that there are certain overlaps which tells the researcher that there is a possibility that the former can be used for the latter. There are several parts of the Project Management Software that requires the intervention of human beings. However, the personal biases and the concerns associated with human intervention in the Project Management Software, together with the need for automation, definitely requires an artificial intelligence element to complete certain goals. The advantages brought about by AI such as the possibility of producing a set of patterned decisions that are logically composed is thought to be a great addition for the PMS. The elements that are associated and contained in the decision making processes related to the functions of the PMS is seen to be related to that of the potentials and the capabilities of artificial intelligence and this is something that warrants an observation and is worthy of a study.

            There are several factors that are to be studied further, which will serve as the contents of the research study that will be undertaken. This will be pointed out and dissected one by one and the researcher ensures that there will be no stone left unturned.

Environment and Resources

            First, there are several organizations that the researcher has access to that would bring about several means through which data can be collected. This is especially true for the trends that are required for the study in terms of historical data for project management that will be identified later. The experiences that these organizations could provide definitely is of great addition for the researcher because it serves as a first-hand information and a direct experience from which potential data could be observed. This is the means through which the data can be taken in its natural setting.

            Second, there are academic libraries that can be accessed for relevant literature and other print materials that are required for the study. This would give the researcher the chance to see what has been done in the particular field of study and the gaps in the literature that are left unanswered. This gives a foresight to where the study should be directed and the related methodologies that have been taken prior to the completion of this research. The academic libraries and the hours spent in it also serves in building the reliability and validity of the research. Likewise, other information that the researcher has to build upon can be found in the libraries.

            Third, the researcher also intends to conduct interviews with authorities in the field of artificial intelligence and those who have established their knowledge for the use of the Project Management Software. These are people who have earned considerable length in their respective fields that lead to the consideration of their experiences as something that is worth the consideration for this study. The comments that they have and the things they know that may be deemed relevant for this research may not be found in the libraries nor in the organizations that will be visited.

            A wide variety of resource materials would have to be consulted and where it is deemed possible, other forms and sources will be added later in the course of the study.

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