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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Lesson 4: Devote Time for the Development of Requirements

Nothing gets produced in Hollywood without a script—not a script outline or a "promising" first draft, but a solid, workable script with identified peaks and draws. From this script, everything else springs: the cast, the schedule, the budget. Studios invest heavily in script development and provide writers and creative producers ample time to get this foundational product in shape. IT shops can borrow from this practice through Lesson 4: Devote time for the development of requirements.

The production of poor requirements is a major cause of project problems. An IT organization can circumvent many of these problems by providing its teams with sufficient time and resources to develop customer ...

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