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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Lesson 18: Follow Your Project Management System

No reputable producer in Hollywood would seek to initiate a new production using a new or innovative production approach. No matter how intriguing the new system, that person would be laughed out of town. Hollywood follows a well-honed, well-established system for producing motion pictures; it is a system that has proved reliable and predictable time and time again. It serves as the standard methodology for bringing in a project on time, on budget, and to spec. From this we come to the final lesson, Lesson 18: Follow your project management system.

An organization’s project management program will reflect the organization’s values. When an IT shop commits to the use of its program, it sets in place ...

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