ChatGPT - Using the AI Appliance (The Course)
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This course includes 2 attempts.

Have you ever wondered how using ChatGPT can help you solve problems? Are you not sure where to start or how to get the most out of ChatGPT with the least effort? Is the "AI Hype" helping or hindering you? Would a book with a simple and practical approach help?

Then this course is for you!

This course sidesteps the intricacies of ChatGPT and treats it as an 'AI appliance' that anyone can use. The “Black Box mindset" says, “not understanding the internal operation of ChatGPT is not a blocker to effective use of ChatGPT”.

After you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to approach ChatGPT as a "black box" and why this mindset is beneficial.
  • Gain the skills to engineer effective prompts for specific needs.
  • Understand how to evaluate the quality of ChatGPT’s responses.
  • Learn to focus on what you can control—inputs and outputs—rather than getting lost in its technological complexity.
  • And much, much more.

Why sift through dense academic papers or swim in a sea of misleading information online? This course provides digestible, straightforward guidelines for laypeople and tech enthusiasts. This course distils complex concepts into actionable insights, offering a straightforward pathway to ChatGPT mastery.

Don’t miss the chance to be ahead of the curve in understanding and leveraging this groundbreaking technology. Click the "Buy Now" button and embark on your journey to becoming a ChatGPT expert today!



  • GPT
  • Management

Course Material

  • Welcome to the Course
  • Getting Help or Giving Feedback
  • More Content and Other Resources
  • Artificial Intelligence: The New Generic Application
  • Course Overview
  • Crossing the Skills Bootstrapping Chasm
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    Quiz: Skills Bootstrapping3 attempts allowed
  • Start with simplicity
  • The Artificial Intelligence “Tipping Point”
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    Quiz: The AI Tipping Point3 attempts allowed
  • ChatGPT: The AI Appliance for Everyone
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    Quiz: The AI Appliance3 attempts allowed
  • Unpacking the ChatGPT Black Box Mindset
  • The ChatGPT Black Box Mindset Overview
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    Quiz: ChatGPT Black-box Mindset3 attempts allowed
  • The ChatGPT Black Box Mindset
  • Engage the Black-Box Interface
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    Quiz: Engaging the Black-box Interface3 attempts allowed
  • Play to ChatGPT Strengths
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    Quiz: Play to ChatGPT Strengths3 attempts allowed
  • Understand Critical ChatGPT Constraints
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    Quiz: Understand and Avoid ChatGPT Weaknesses3 attempts allowed
  • Focus on What the User can Control
  • User Control: Solution Strategy
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    Quiz: User Can Control the Strategy3 attempts allowed
  • User Control: Adjust Your Attitude & Expectations of ChatGPT
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    Quiz: User Attitude & Expectations3 attempts allowed
  • User Control: Prompt Structure and Content
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    Quiz: The User can control Prompt Structure and Content3 attempts allowed
  • User Control: Selecting the Interaction Use Case
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    Quiz: Interaction Use Cases3 attempts allowed
  • User Control: Master ChatGPT Product Interaction
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    Quiz: OpenAI Products3 attempts allowed
  • User Control: The Use of ChatGPT Responses
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    Quiz: Use of ChatGPT Responses3 attempts allowed
  • Adopt Curious Abundance
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    Quiz: Curious Abundance3 attempts allowed
  • Adopt Black-box Governance
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    Quiz: Black-box Governance3 attempts allowed
  • Interacting with ChatGPT
  • Organic prompting
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    Quiz: Organic Prompting3 attempts allowed
  • Organic Planning
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    Quiz: Organic Planning3 attempts allowed
  • A Shallow Dive Into GPT Functionality
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    Quiz: GPT Functionality - a “shallow dive”3 attempts allowed
  • Practical Suggestions for Focusing on What the User Can Control
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    Quiz: Practical Suggestions3 attempts allowed
  • Myths, Mistakes, and Biases
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    Quiz: Myths, Mistakes, and Biases3 attempts allowed
  • Course Wrap
  • Additional Resources


    • Adam writes about project management on his blog “Adam On Projects” and in his books and other content at He is also an expert in applying ChatGPT to project environments and has written several books on ChatGPT.

      Adam coaches and mentors other project managers, and consults on various projects around the world.

      Adam Russell has successfully delivered software development, software package, and systems integration projects for nearly 40 years, using both Agile and traditional approaches.

      Adam started as a software developer, and then moved into pre-sales technical support when the IBM PC launched. He launched his project management career after he helped to close a significant government deal. The head of projects said: “You helped sell it. Now, you can deliver it”.

      Since then, Adam has worked for companies ranging from 1-person startups to global tier-1 vendors and customer organisations in roles ranging from hands-on project manager through to General Manager of Systems Integration.

      In those roles, Adam has been responsible for delivering hundreds of projects, ranging in budget from $5k up to over $100m. Adam also volunteers his time and skills with non-profit organisations.

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