This post is a review of what has been accomplished over the past month in project and team management. The course presented topics and materials that were cutting edge for modern business. I discovered the responsibilities of the project manager. It is now possible to understand the project life cycle. I can now evaluate the key constraints of the project before it is launched. The steps involved with the project management process are clear in my mind. This course has exceeded my expectations.The project manager faces many challenges that I can understand and prepare for.
Team development is a major step in project management. The stages are complicated and require research and attention to details in order to develop an effective team. The characteristics of the project’s team members are important to the performance of the team.
Conflict can be managed to insure the progress and timely completion of a project. I can now approach conflict resolution with a tool known as a conflict resolution policy. It is possible to create a project team On-Line, the same rules apply as in face to face meetings. The communications techniques that I have learned are relevant assets for a project team manager.
Blogging was also effectively discussed I now have a better business approach to using my blog as a marketing tool. Using animations to advertise a business idea and exploring creative financing to secure a budget are powerful business methods for success. All of the materials and lessons in the PTM course are real life solutions which I have started to apply.
The PTM course is in perfect sequence with the previous courses. I have added to my advantage towards putting my business plan into action. I can substantiate my business plan and meet the needs of today’s business environment. Applying these rules and standards will surely lead to success in Entertainment Business Management.
At this point on the journey to mastery in entertainment leadership I have examined the laws of leadership from two perspectives out of which has given birth to my own understanding. Robert Greene’s views can be woven into the John C. Maxwell perspective to give clarity to conditions that may exist where flexibility is needed. So, I have to apply a little of both styles in my business dealings. I am very comfortable with the Maxwell views on leadership. Robert Greene gets right to the point of the hard sell keeping feelings out of the decision making process. Sometimes the hardcore model is necessary but not all of the time. People are important and their feelings should be handled with care when doing business.
For example: I will be working with many different Artists while overseeing the production process. I am a people person; I enjoy meeting and greeting new Artists while listening to their ideas. My position as an A&R Executive requires more of the Maxwell guided leadership skills. Production priorities must be maintained with a positive attitude under pressure. As a Maxwell follower it will be easy to solve conflicts between Artists and Labels. Or, the problems can be kept to a bare minimum because of the Maxwell training. It takes an open mind to observe raw talent and develop a vision with integrity for the Artist.
Adjusting to change is a Maxwell characteristic that is necessary to development. Applied to the entertainment industry this characteristic is a valuable tool. Public taste change often and to notice these changes takes unbiased thoughts. It is not about me it is about what is needed to keep the audience coming back for more. All of the skills needed take time and practice to develop. It is well known that change helps to bring the needed skills to the surface in life.
The Plan for Success: A twelve month overview of goals and strategies
Entertainment Business Master of Science Degree Program 2013 Catalog Program Core
Advanced Entertainment Law:
Goal, to understand the changes to Entertainment Law due to the advent of digital rights.
Strategy, to Pay attention to details, play to my strengths and add to my current knowledge of music business, continue to practice patience.
Entertainment Media Publishing and Distribution:
Goal, to gain a greater knowledge of media publishing and distribution using today’s technology.
Strategy, Pay attention to the new media publishing models, compare my past media publishing activities with newer models and transform my ideas to meet current trends, look for new ways to package new publishing models by observing other industries.
Goal, to develop the qualities necessary to become an Entertainment Business Leader.
Strategy, to study business leaders and compare their experiences to my own experiences, to look deep inside myself to find more strength to study the details of leadership, transform myself by learning how to apply the science of decision making for the entertainment business.
Final Project Business Plan: Goal, to develop a professional business plan for my publishing company.
Strategy, to use all current knowledge and apply it to the development of the business plan, to remain organized and focused, develop greater presentation skills.
Media Literacy and Research Methodologies:
Goal, to understand Media Literacy through research.
Strategy, pay attention to the details of proper research, apply the methods learned to all projects; remain focused on the rules of formatting.
Business Plan Development:
Goal, create a formal business plan
Strategy, to pay attention to the elements of a business plan, play to my strengths of organizing while relaxing and applying new skills, learn from feedback.
Business Storytelling and Brand Development:
Goal, to understand and apply the knowledge of business storytelling.
Strategy, to examine the details closely, to connect my environment and look for storytelling examples in the real-world, practice paying attention to details.
Goal, to understand how to create a professional digital presents online.
Strategy, to maintain focus in the principles of digital marketing, to compare my current knowledge with what I am learning, to practice looking at what the world is doing in digital marketing.
Negotiation and Deal Making:
Goal, to become a strong negotiator and deal maker.
Strategies, to gain a deeper understanding of self-development, pay attention to the details of negotiation, and add to my knowledge of contracts.
Product and Artist Management:
Goal, to understand the issues of product and artist management.
Strategy, to gain the needed techniques of product and artist management by paying close attention to the details, gain insight from looking at the top artist and products from around the world, internalize the knowledge.
Project and Team Management:
Goal, to practice the principles of team management and create a productive team.
Strategy, to internalize the details, to analyze the most successful project and team managers, take a good look at how I manage my own affairs in life.
This outline covers twelve months of study and training starting September,2013 and ending September , 2014. The outline titles were taken from the Full Sail University Catalog,
Volume XXIV, Edition 1, 04/2013
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