Services

MANAGING
CREATIVE PROJECTS

Help your team to develop the core skills for managing creative projects.

Why do we need project management?

During the pandemic many creative organizations have been providing free content, but innovative, sustainable business models during and after the COVID crisis are essential to the sector’s survival.

Behind every successful creative project there’s a great deal of planning and organisation – as well as sheer hard work and determination. Most people aren’t put off by the hard work but developing the right management skills can be painful.

Traditional project management methods are often highly bureaucratic and can stifle, rather than encourage, creativity. They’re also notorious for using jargon and abstract concepts that can be difficult to relate to the real world. That’s why we’ve developed Creative PM; it’s for anyone working with fast-moving, creative projects where traditional methods aren’t appropriate.

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Developing Your Team

Our online workshops focus on the essential project management skills your team will need to deliver any creative project including:

  • Working with other people
  • Creating a budget and schedule
  • Tracking progress
  • Managing risk and change
  • Delivering a quality product

The workshops are not industry specific. These are skills that you can apply in any creative enterprise: film, TV, radio, theatre, dance, music, digital, fashion and the visual arts. They’re also relevant if you’re a business or social enterprise start-up. Think of them as a foundation course in management skills.

How it Works

Your team will learn and practise the principles and techniques they need to manage any creative project. We use a mix of practical exercises, inspiration, case study work and discussion with other students in the group.

Students work through the learning materials – videos, podcasts, quizzes and practical assignments – in their own time, supported by our industry expert tutors and their fellow students in forums and chatrooms.

The focus is on providing your team with simple practical techniques that they can apply to your own projects. So learning is not only practical, easy to follow and fun, but suits different learning styles and levels.

And because every project tells a story, we teach through the language of story.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR CREATIVES

Duration: 7 weeks (3-4 hours per week)

Modules

  • Are you ready for the challenge?
  • Working with people
  • Planning your project
  • What could go wrong?
  • Staying on track
  • Coping with change
  • The end result

Course Tutor

Keri Davies

Keri is a writer and producer. Since 1992 he has worked on the BBC Radio 4 drama The Archers, in roles including senior producer, web producer and scriptwriter. As well as the on-air programme, he has produced live shows for theatres and public events, with audiences of up to 1000 people.

workshop logistics

Both workshops can be run for between 8 and 20 participants.

Individuals can join one of our open public workshops, or organizations can book exclusive in-house events.

 

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