While at Martha Stewart’s Dreamers Into Doers Conference in New York City earlier this month, the Project REV participants also attended a taping of the Martha Stewart Show. What a production it is to deliver this hour of television!
There were sets for each of the segments taped, and teams of people focused on the various components needed to successfully record, edit and broadcast the show. There were teams focused on the animal segment, the kitchen/food segment, the cooking segment, the floral arrangement segment, the craft segment, plus other teams honed in on the technical aspects of the production. And this doesn’t even include the pre-show audience prep! Dozens of people (and likely more that I didn’t see) were all focused on specific portions of the show, while coordinating with the other teams, to complete the taping. In other words, a well-orchestrated management effort focused on a single overall goal. In the end, the result was a well-produced segment which aired later that day—success!
A primary focus of Trigon Associates is program management, which is the overall management of a team in the delivery of a capital improvement program (ie, a collection of projects) for a client. A program management effort is comprised of numerous teams focused on the various components needed for delivery of the program—the planning component, the schedule and budget component, the design and engineering component, the construction component, the outreach and reporting component, and more. Dozens of people all focused on specific portions of the program effort, while coordinating with the other teams, to successfully deliver the program for the client.
While the industries are very different, the ideas are the same. Much like the taping of the Martha Stewart Show, a program management effort is a well-orchestrated management focused on a single overall goal.