Essay onmy experience ofmanaging a music event management

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Student no: 22026970                     Music Event Project                       Serhan Osman

Evaluation of the planning, the production and my role in the process

Within this essay I will endeavor to evaluate the effectiveness of the groups collaboration and its planning strategies analyzing the construction of our music event project. I will identify a number of experiences with reference to the project support my evaluation.

Despite the objective of this module being the collaboration of organizing a musical event, it was also a project management assignment with the responsibility of delivering a specified product within a set agreed time scale and financial budget. This is part and parcel of any event project scheme. Author ‘Badiru’ confirms the definition of project management in his book on Quantitative Models for Project Planning, Scheduling and Control, ‘the process of managing, allocating, and timing resources to achieve a given goal in an efficient and expedient manner’. A, B. Badiru. (1993) P.1

The three hour weekly based meetings played a vital element within the success of this project assignment. There were many indirect social conflicts that occurred throughout the group during these sessions. After a few weeks from its commencement date, I noticed some members began loosing enthusiasm and certain individuals including myself did not consistently attend these meetings. The collaboration aspect began to suffer to some extent and we were at risk of loosing our virtuous circle that is so imperative in the smooth operation of the success plan.

I measure the effectiveness of the groups plan by using some of the health check points stated in Barker and Cole’s book ‘Brilliant Project Management’

  1. Are the project’s objectives clear and measurable?

The objective was to construct a musical event and to deliver a quality product within an agreed time scale. The group had a clear understanding of this and given the set time schedule, this was more than achievable.

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  1. Has anyone documented what the project needs to deliver?

The project objectives were documented clearly and a delegated individual had been recording the weekly meetings, which proved to be an excellent method of keeping on top of things.

3.Is the team working together productively and does everyone know what they’re expected to deliver?

In terms of getting things done, productively, the majority of the group collaborated well together. Various jobs and tasks were distributed amongst the members of the group i.e. Owen had been delegated to prepare an account budget. Since our expenditures are a direct result of our ...

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