Moderator: Milan Šmigić

Date: November 10th 2021

Location: online

Start: 9:00 h Finish: 15:00 h 


About workshop:

You've honed your skills, and you're at the point where you want to start gigging with a band. Joining a Rock band is the easiest way to hit the ground running with the opportunity to perform in front of a ready-made fanbase. Yet, it may be difficult to find a group of like-minded individuals playing the music you enjoy. So does it make sense to try to join an existing Rock band, or should you just form a Rock band of your own? During this interactive Workshop we will take a look at the pros and cons of each scenario to help you decide your way to the stars.

After a bit of private/public music (Project Management) practice, you're ready to get out of the bedroom (Organization/Corporation), find some musicians (Team Members) and get your band (Team) into the rehearsal studio (Project). Join us on this Workshop to explore and practice Top Ten Tips on Forming a successful Rock Band.

Music (Project Management) is all about passion and fun! If you are serious about becoming a member of a Rock band (Project Team), you'll need motivation, talent, and confidence to build your fan base (Project Stakeholders). This Workshop will help you to successfully apply critical tips how you get started on your way to becoming the next big thing (Project Manager), while having fun and producing mind-blowing music.

Sure it’s fun playing songs for your own enjoyment (to people in your neighborhood), but it’s more fun to share your music with others. Playing in a Rock band keeps you motivated. What is the motivation? When you practice alone there is no deadline. If the band agrees to learn a song by next Wednesday, chances are likely that you don’t want to be the only one that doesn’t know how to play the song at rehearsal.  That’s motivation! However, don't get your hopes up too high, and never stop trying. It's a long way to the top if you want to rock 'n' roll (Risks). Obstacles (Issues) will abound and the word "no" will be something you'll probably hear quite often. Join us and learn how to stay passionate (for your Project), happy and going with your Rock band.

Let’s Rock!

PS: Charles Darwin said that it is not the strongest or the most intelligent who survive, but those who can best manage change. Rockers are masters of change, flexibility, and adaptability.

In this Workshop we will compare rock bands to self-organized teams. They are mostly formed by mutual interest, even if they can also “audition” to find missing components. They choose their goals and mostly compose their own music. If you have to judge them by their fame or the ability to make enough money from their music, there is a low success rate for rock bands. This isn’t however a problem for the bands that play music mostly for pleasure. Some have one or more leaders that are more visible in the media. There are also people, producers or managers, which help to facilitate the creative process of the band without being formally members. This is not very different from the Scrum Master and Product Owner roles in Scrum. This type of musical Project might have a long life expectancy if they keep having fun, meet their audience and manage to survive the difficulty of long-term interpersonal relationships.