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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Project managers learn the challenges of making a movie.

Rhonda Wilson Oshetoye, PMP, and Laurence Cook, PMP

Making a movie is a project. Yet when our project management firm undertook a film for the first time, we could find little information about project management in the movie industry. Instead, we had to discover on our own how to implement project management methodologies in this field.

When BJG Media Productions hired us for the indie film A Choice to Yield, our project managers facilitated the initiation discussion with stakeholders. Once stakeholders agreed on the scope and budget, the team began the initiation process.

Planning was a nightmare at first, as we tried to learn the ins and outs of moviemaking. With ...

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