I'm quite new to project management. I have a software project in mind and would like to manage it the correct way.
The app basically allows movie theater owners to announce their upcoming movies, schedules and such, so users of the app can be up to date and get movie suggestions.
I'm quite related to regular software project management, but in this particular case, negotiations with multiple movie theater managers and owners in order to keep the movie schedule database up to date, which can be made in two ways:
- Hire people to maintain the databases up to date (expensive).
- Provide a web application to allow establishments to add schedules and such Foursquare-style (cheaper and wiser).
Then, my questions are: How effort, time and costs are estimated for this "negotiation" part? How a project like this is usually handled?
EDIT: I think the first option to hire people to maintain the database is expensive in terms of money and time. In terms of time because they will have to take time to ask and talk to people in each movie theater to get the updated schedules. I think the second option is more feasible because usually owners and managers have the updated information at hand and also, some other useful information they do not share easily; like offers and such.