Pre-Production Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Pre-Production Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Pre-Production related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Pre-Production specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Pre-Production Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 998 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Pre-Production improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 998 standard requirements:

  1. Will smaller indie fare continue to depend on the theatrical window to make any sense of the increasingly pressurized business model?

  2. Will attitudes change as directors become more used to digital technology and learn the value of greater discipline and preparation?

  3. Is it for demonstrating the functionality of the product, a simple visualization, or for getting it ready for manufacture?

  4. What compromises do you make to reduce the budget to an appropriate level and still maintain the projects initial vision?

  5. How was the process of shooting real subjects different from shooting a fictional scene in the silent story project?

  6. What beliefs, cultural practices, social pressure or misinformation are barriers to your audience doing that?

  7. What beliefs, cultural practices, social pressures, misinformation are barriers to your audience doing that?

  8. How many equity members can be employed using the special appearance agreement within the same production?

  9. Has a monitoring process been put in place, including defining routine data capture and responsibilities?

  10. What happens when the distributor goes out of business during the period between signature and delivery?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Pre-Production book in PDF containing 998 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Pre-Production self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Pre-Production Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Pre-Production areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Pre-Production Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Pre-Production projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Pre-Production Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Pre-Production project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: No rs: if a task has no one listed as responsible, who is getting the job done?

  2. Quality Audit: Does your organization have set of goals, objectives, strategies and targets that are clearly understood by the Board and staff?

  3. Probability and Impact Matrix: What will be the likely political situation during the life of the Pre-Production project?

  4. Activity Duration Estimates: Describe Pre-Production project integration management in your own words. How does Pre-Production project integration management relate to the Pre-Production project life cycle, stakeholders, and the other Pre-Production project management knowledge areas?

  5. Change Request: How are changes graded and who is responsible for the rating?

  6. Human Resource Management Plan: Were sponsors and decision makers available when needed outside regularly scheduled meetings?

  7. Issue Log: In your work, how much time is spent on stakeholder identification?

  8. Executing Process Group: Mitigate. what will you do to minimize the impact should a risk event occur?

  9. Risk Audit: Do you have a procedure for dealing with complaints?

  10. Risk Audit: To what extent are auditors influenced by the business risk assessment in the audit process, and how can auditors create more effective mental models to more fully examine contradictory evidence?

 
Step-by-step and complete Pre-Production Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Pre-Production project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Pre-Production project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Pre-Production project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Pre-Production project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Pre-Production project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Pre-Production project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Pre-Production project with this in-depth Pre-Production Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Pre-Production projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Pre-Production and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Pre-Production investments work better.

This Pre-Production All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.