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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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The Lean Machine at Work

To see firsthand the advantages of working through a system, a look around should suffice—the evidence is everywhere. A Hollywood movie set is a great place to see it in action, although it’s pretty difficult to get access when a shoot is in progress. Many of the "names" behind a movie—famous actors, famous directors, famous producers—will require "no guest" sets as a way to protect their limited privacy. (I probably managed to get onto so many sets simply because I told the executives that I had no specific interest in rubbing shoulders with Jim Carrey, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Anniston, Shia LaBeouf, or Ben Affleck, fine people though I’m sure they were.) But those who are permitted access will see a large, coordinated ...

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