O'Reilly logo

Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Lesson 6: Use WBSs as a Basis for Estimation and Planning

Hollywood devotes extensive preproduction time to planning. The script serves as the foundation for this planning. Production managers and assistant directors analyze the script and break it down into ordered segments. From this comes the "strip board," which is used to identify various production needs, such as number of locations, number of night scenes, need for special equipment or effects, types of costumes, numbers of extras, and so on. It’s an approach that breaks the script down into workable and plannable elements. That leads to Lesson 6: Use WBSs as a basis for estimation and planning.

WBSs are great tools for organizing work activities, accounting for required work phases, and ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required