Karen E. Wilkerson
Dr. Joseph Thomas
June 05, 2011
The Critical Path of Rock Fest
Project management is one of the key tools that Hard Rock Café uses to plan. Hard Rock’s Vice-President, Chris Tomasso states “there is no way to keep so many people on the same page.” Over 100,000 fans attend the Rock Fest. It is not easy to plan an event like this one within the 9 month time frame in which Tomasso must use. The challenge is staying on track. This is done by using a MS project chart. Managers rely on project management techniques and software to maintain schedule and budget performance. Before beginning the project management process, you have to identify the most important task. These task consist of talent booking, ticketing, marketing/PR, online promotion, television, show production, travel, sponsorships, operations, and merchandising. The chart below will give a better understanding.
This chart states that the critical path is A, D, E, F, G, O. Therefore the project will be completed in 34 weeks. Some of the major challenges a project manager faces when dealing with something such as this. The manager should plan all aspects of the project. The manager must have a plan that will enable them to keep their commitment to perform successfully. The manager should make sure that the manpower stays organized for the...