Integrations Management, How to Project Manage a Hollywood Film!
It’s widely considered that film and movies began in Paris on December 28, 1895, when the Lumière brothers exhibited ten of their short films. Since then, a predominantly project-based methodology has built up around the production of films and television shows, which took off mainly after 1948. Today, film and television production methodology covers a wide range of techniques based on genre, format, and budget. This lecture (presented in 10 parts) will distill the project management details of a film/TV project into this presentation. We’ll cover how the PMBOK’s 10 knowledge areas are met in the management of a film/TV project, and also discuss paperwork and forms used for communication, and other facets.
Project Integration Management
What holds a project together? That would be project integration management, which includes such fundamental plans as developing a project charter that is created during the initiation phase. This is the document that sets up the project and assigns the project manager.
Another aspect of this area is the project management plan, which is developed as a project roadmap for the project to reach a successful end. Once created, the project plan is approved by stakeholders and/or sponsors, and then it’s monitored and tracked through a change log as the project progresses. Project management software, like ProjectManager.com, can help managers keep track of these project plans.
ProjectManager.com’s online Gantt charts help PMs plan and monitor projects.
The project integration area also includes the directing and managing of the project work, which is the production of its deliverables. This process is monitored, analyzed and reported on to identify and control any changes or problems that might occur.
Also, any change control will be carried out. That might require request forms, approval from stakeholders and/or sponsors or another admin. This area is also part of the project closure at the end of the project.