Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success

Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success
Published:June 18, 2008Language:English
Author:James PersseTechnology:Programming
Length:336 PagesISBN 13:9780735625693

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About The BookImplement your own ‘studio system’—deliver great performance!

Learn best practices for managing software development projects from an unexpected but surprisingly relevant source: the producers of major motion pictures.

What can Hollywood’s hundred years of filmmaking experience teach the software industry? Like movies, software projects can be complex, creative, and high risk. But Hollywood has a better track record for delivering projects to plan. Now you can apply the project-management best practices used by motion-picture producers and production managers to your own work—and get better results.

The author—an expert in software engineering and process improvement—shares what he’s learned from film-industry project managers to deliver software projects on time and on budget. You’ll gain practical insights and effective techniques you can apply right away for estimation and planning; controlling costs, schedules, and changes; coordinating multiple teams; tracking progress; reporting status; managing logistics; management reviews; and more.
About James PersseJames Persse, PhD, has more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of technology systems design and process improvement, and has written five books. An SEI-authorized CMMI Instructor, certified Six Sigma professional, and ISO 9001:2000 auditor, Dr. Persse specializes in helping Fortune 500 companies design and implement process-improvement programs for software engineering, project management, and other disciplines.
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