There are many lessons one learns whenever they have a chance to perform a task. This assignment was no exception. From the many things that I did learn, the most significant was that other people, outside of the team of people working on the project, don’t usually care enough to want to help. You have to persuade heavily to get any assistance outside of your group. Another great lesson I had already learned previously, but was reinforced throughout this project was to always have a back-up plan.
Admittedly the team struggled to agree on many subjects and it was very difficult to get a good result on many areas of the Mini Multimedia Story. Not all aspects of the project were rough going, though. Even with the troubles we had agreeing, the majority of us seemed to keep a good sense of comradery. We looked out for each other. If one person was struggling in one aspect of the project we picked up their slack. While it may have been rooted in a selfish motivation to not screw up our own grades, these are just good people as well, and wanted to help the whole group succeed.
Personally, there are a couple areas that, given the chance to do it over, I would do differently. I could list them all, but what it really comes down to is I was too nervous about messing up the project to step up and do the best that I know I can do. I do not understand the technological aspects of posting stuff on the internet yet, but putting my pride aside and asking for help is something I should have done, for the good of the project as well as myself.
In the upcoming multimedia project I expect to apply the lessons that I have learned by simply stepping up and being more confident. I know I have the ability to do the assignment correctly, but my confidence when the time actually comes has not always held out. However, I know more about how to accomplish the next project from the lessons learned in the first. There is no reason that I shouldn’t be able to do this next assignment to the best of my ability.