Production Manager = Organized Cluster Executive
There are more software options, mobile apps and old school paper products which can assist in keeping your personal and work life organized. It really doesn’t matter what solution you choose as long as it works for you and your team. Every year I run an event that requires me to be in 7 different locations that overlap each other at the same time. There’s really no way to pull this event off without having the entire system running like clock work.
I personally love using Google Calendar as It marries my personal and work life and prevents me from messing anything up. It also let’s me send detailed reminders and confirmations to my clients and my crew so everyone is in the know.
Aside from what I use, the importants of this post is really to talk about organization. They say if you don’t plan ahead, you plan to fail and in our industry that is absolutely true. With even the most simple project, you’ve got dozens of moving parts requiring multiple people to do different things that all work on a detailed schedule for an event to work perfectly.
These steps I find are paramount to the success of every show I do:
- Client communication and understanding of the event
- Create a detailed list of what needs to get done for the day
- Make a schedule for your entire team leaving space for error
- Communicate early with your team and have it written down in email as well
- Be on time and execute the plan
Plan Plan Plan your production. It’s really the only way to succeed.
Posted on Mon, April 3, 2017
by Drew McMullian filed under