Programme and Production Planning

In the smallest installations planning is often on an ad hoc basis, but as the studio centre acquires more facilities (and staff) advance planning and scheduling of staff and facilities is required. Planning takes two distinct forms: overall resource management and the planning of individual productions.

Resource management

This coordinates the projected programmes and broadly estimates the staff, facilities and the financial commitment in adopting a particular schedule. In a large station this can include projecting the likely demands upon staff and facilities with a view to spreading the work load to achieve maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Production planning

Production planning is concerned with ...

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