Resource 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 Human Resource Management
The project team is your most important resource, so it’s crucial to assemble the best team and to make sure they’re happy. But also you need to track their performance to ensure that the project is progressing as planned. A human resource management plan will identify their roles and their requirements for those positions, as well as how they fit in the overall project structure.
After you’ve determined the job descriptions, it’s time to fill those positions and acquire a project team. This can be done in-house by drawing from other departments in the organization, by getting new hires, or by a combination of both. The team needs development, possibly training, and other things that will make them viable for the project.
Managing the project team is an ongoing responsibility of the project manager. The team is monitored to make sure they’re working productively and that there are no internal conflicts, so everyone is satisfied.