- Jan 10, 2015
~~~~~IMPROVING MCME’S PROJECTS~~~~~
Welcome dear reader to my third post, this time I would like to discuss something which I could be improved, the ways projects are led and the roles within a project. There will be a summary at the end in bold ‘Summary’, for those not who don’t have a lot of spare time. So let’s jump right in!
First I would like to say that the current build up of project leader, second in command and project staff is a system that works fine, but I think it could be expanded upon for ease of the project leader and our esteemed head builder BWOT. What I propose is to keep those above, yet add to them two roles. These roles would be reporter and researcher/lore adviser.
This rank is quite self explanatory, but I shall explain in detail what said role would do and what it’s value is. Let’s start with the basis, what would said role do? The reporter would, as its name suggests, report on the updates for the projects, he/she will try to stay as updated as possible on the project and make sure that the public is informed of progress. This role would also write the updates for BWOT that encompass as much detail and if possible they would also write the piece for the MCME times concerning their project. I would recommend having two people for this role, that way if one can’t work on their task, the other can take over.
The main reason why I think that this is an important role that does not necessarily have to be the current project leader is that a project leader usually is a designer, thus already has a lot to do. Thus writing the updates in combination with actually running the project will take a lot longer.
This role’s focus is on the lore aspect of the project, thus if something is being made, example being the central dwelling in Moria, then the person with said role could be contacted to get the lore aspect correct for the build. This role would probably be best suited to be a Guide, as then they also have a bit more of a role within the building community, which would further integrate their usefulness, yet if there is no guide willing to do this task, then it would have to fall to a designer or artist to take over.
Thus in short, I would like to propose an extension of roles within a project. The extension would be the Reporter, and the Researcher/Lore advisor roles. The Reporter would report on the going ons within the project, write project updates and possibly writes for the MCME Times concerning said project. Whilst the Researcher/Lore advisor would do the research about the lore behind the project and can be the point from which you can ask how something would be done from a lore standpoint.
I thank you for reading this, even if you have only read the Summary and hope that you, my esteemed reader will always think critically, and have a great day! Nic out.
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