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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Lesson 12: Welcome the Quality Auditors

When production companies embark on a movie project, the investors often ask them to put up a completion bond, a form of insurance that guarantees the picture will be completed even in the advent of budget overruns. That guarantee provides risk reduction to the production team, but it comes with a caveat: If the crew can’t demonstrate that it can come in on time and on budget, the bond company has the right to replace those people with its own, and to finish the film in its own way. IT projects can take from this Lesson 12: Welcome the quality auditors.

Setting a project management program into place in an IT shop is an important step. But it needs to be accompanied by the support of governance. IT shops ...

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