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Hello everybody. And welcome to the five minutes PM podcast today. I like to discuss the Paul McCartney show and how do we produce Mega Events thinking from the project management perspective; I decided to record this because I attended the Paul McCartney show and less Sunday in San Paulo in Brazil. And of course I, I love the music and my love, the show. I loved the Concert, but thinking as a profit manager, as soon as I entered the stadium, I saw there is something different here.
So all the infrastructure, all this set up to have a concert for 65,000 people, so does a huge group of people. And then I started to think about project management and also to think about how we can produce and think about the scope of this big project. And there may start to, to draft a WBS chart thinking or what we need to think to take and to make a Project a very special project like this big, big Mega concerts like we had yesterday.
And to start, I thought the first thing it's to location and location is to decide where I want to place the show thinking in Brazil, were in Brazil and which stadium, when, which around the world. And when I need to do that, then I need to make the formal agreements and also get all the permissions to have this kind of Concert. So this is only to make the deal regarding location. And then I have marketing and sales were, I will need to add up all the press release all the marketing approach of this Concert and now also a ticket manufacturing ticket distribution, and working in the counter fate tickets.
So all the aspects related to ticket and marketing and sales and also sponsorship. And then I'm just trying to play a little bit and thinking about the WBS chart. I don't have anything in my hands right now. So I'm just thinking and preparing the WBS shot of that. And then I need to think about the Concert and the Concert. I will think of the first infrastructure; what do I mean by that? It's toilet security access.
So everything that is not related to the Concert, but related to the public. So security access, Tyler, that food beverage, everything, and Dan in your report also relate to the show I needed to prepare and set up all the scenario sound or light video, cute moments. All of that will be happening on the stage. So everything I need to the dressing room, access to the dressing room in the order, him, I need also to think about transportation and transportation in two aspects, first international transportation.
And I need to think about the keep Minutes. So I need to have a package to think about the transportation of the keep Minutes, the Otter transportation, have the band and transportation, all of the artists. And in São Paulo, I need to think about local transportation. So how am I will bring Paul McCartney to the Concert it to be by helicopter, by car scoot or do I need to have something else? Which kind of extra security, which way they will be driving through to reach the stadium and hotel where they will be staying, which kind of security and Minutes I will have available there.
So look all this to make one Concert that will take about two hours and 40 minutes to happen. And look, I'm a chemical engineer. I am not an a, a specialist in Concert, but to look at using project management and thinking with my project manager hat, we can put some logic in place to help companies and organizations stretch, address this kind of challenges to set up during the Concert.
I remember all the time and say, Oh my God, if something wrong happens with the Mai or with the lights or with something. So we can also use the risk management approach to decide when will we use a generator for this Concert, or we will use the public supply of energy. We'll transport Paul McCarthy by helicopter or by car. We'll be available for the Concert two hours before, one hour before, three hours before.
So look to many questions that project management can help us to address. I would love to see and to visit backstage in to see how this happens, but to prepare this will be a big challenge that project management can help. So this is what I always talk up. When I think about the world cup, the Olympics here in Brazil, we have the big, big challenge and the big, big opportunity to show how project management can help to address this.
Mega Events I hope you enjoy this podcast and see you next week with another five minutes PM. Podcast, thank you very much.