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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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The Purpose of This Book

The main purpose of this book, then, is a simple one: to provide a set of practical guidelines and techniques that can be applied to the management of technology projects so that anticipated outcomes can be more fully realized. Throughout, this set of practices and techniques is borrowed from an industry known for its ability to achieve predefined outcomes: the motion picture industry. We’ll work toward this using a three-faceted approach.

First, a range of problems commonly encountered within the domains of technology project management will be identified. These are the kinds of problems known to be the dominant causes of cost, schedule, and quality drifts. (It’s impossible to look at all sources of project problems; there ...

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