The paper "Project Management for a Music Festival" is a good example of a management case study. Festivals have played a great part in promoting the growth of music amidst a decline in the revenues generated from the sale of albums and singles. Some of the reasons for the decline in sales include the increase in streaming and downloading sites such as Spotify and YouTube. The prevalence of such sites has hereby made it easier and cheaper to access such music hereby affecting such sales. The industry has thereby shifted to festivals as a means of promoting sales and increasing the revenues generated from the industry.
The increased exposure to music and information through various internet sites has made music festivals more marketable. The paper outlines project management for a three-day music festival in the country Victoria that is to be held during the Australia Day Weekend the coming year. It adopts various approaches in developing a resourcing plan, risk management plan and leadership or management plan. Justifications to why each of the approaches was chosen across each of these plans will also be given through a compare contrast analysis with the alternatives. Introduction The music festivals have become an integral part of the entertainment industry providing various economic, social and cultural benefits.
Their primary role in promoting the sale of music that has been greatly affected by the increase of streaming sites and free downloading sites. Due to the economic benefits enjoyed by the various stakeholders such as promoters, event’ s organizers, and sponsors and booking agents, there has been an increase in the number of music festivals in the 21st century. The increase has therefore attracted a lot of business interest and academic attention towards the matter as viewed from the various disciplines.
The paper will discuss project management that outlines the various factors essential assessing in organizing and managing a music festival. Problem Identification With the festival being held over a three day period during the Australian Day weekend, starting from Friday, 27th January 2017 to 29th on Sunday, a crowd of 8,000 to 12,000 people are expected when comparing it to previous festivals. The huge number means many resources are needed to deal with the overcrowding and the high demand for accommodation.
Strategic planning is also required to figure out how access to and from the venue will be taking into consideration the huge traffic and narrow, winding and hilly roads leading to the venue. Another concern is the ease of the attenders to access toilet and drinking water considering the sunny weather. Problem Solving A crucial step in ensuring the success of a music festival is the identification of the available resources and the assessment of their ability to meet the needs of the huge number of events attenders through carrying out a proper resource plan.
It also requires the assessment of the potential risks and the allocation of tasks by carrying out a risk management plan and leadership and management plan respectively. Project Plans and discussion of approaches Resourcing The inputs required to implement a project are limited in nature requiring the selection of the right resourcing plan to ensure these resources are properly managed to help meet the organization’ s goals and objectives (Deb, 2006). The approaches adopted need to clearly assess the resources available for the organization use.
They include the identification of an appropriate venue that is not only capable of holding the expected 8,000 to 12,000 crowd size without overcrowding, but one that provides alternative options such as sufficient toilets, access for the disabled, and alternative exit and entry routes. To ensure compliance with the authority, the council permit needs to be obtained prior to the event. The approach also needs to take into concept other crucial factors affecting the resources such as the location, the availability and timing during the three days of the Australian day weekend when the event will be held.