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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Moving Toward Improvement

Thus far in this chapter, we’ve seen the problems that can arise when changes to a project go unchecked. In the motion picture industry, these changes stem from reinterpretation of the script: new camera moves, new line readings, new locations or sets, different props, and so on. In the technology industries, these changes stem from reanalysis of the requirements: additions of new functionality, modifications to feature sets, removal of obsolete or un-needed components. In both industries, if such change, necessary though it may be, is poorly monitored or managed, less than optimal outcomes can be expected. Hollywood addresses this management need through its time-proven production system: Script supervisors monitor script ...

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