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How the central development group jeopardized our project delivery.r

GDC 2010
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Fredrik Sjöö

on 11 January 2012

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Transcript of How the central development group jeopardized our project delivery.r

Who is the guy presenting?
How our centralized technology group jeopordized our deliveries.
Games
(And how we managed not to)
Value
How we approached it
What worked?
Root causes
What we wanted to achieve
vs
Where we are now
2003
Symptom of the problem
"The Weed"
Above the surface
(obvious)
CTG
Game
Take-aways
Credits
Panagiotis Chryssovitsanos
John Fuller
Mathias Westerdahl
We went for a small engine group and can grow upon needs

The engine group have "no" dependencies to our projects

We develop synergies in one of the project
Standardizing
Maximize Resources
Initial setup
Centralized Content
Recruiting
Initial publisher buy-in
Next-gen Technology
Centralized "Engine"
Collaboration
Strategic focus
The underlaying causes
"The Root"
Below the surface
(not obvious)
Root Cause Analysis
5-Why cause mapping
Effect?
WHY?
WHY?
WHY?
WHY?
WHY?
Centralizing background
Obvious problems
Releases
Internal Fights
Synchronization
Higher quality
Cause
Effect
Overconfidence of implementation
Mistrust of the organisation
Scope
Focus
5-Why cause mapping
Great cause-effect example
www.thehunter.com
Lower cost for customer
Fewer People
Simular tech requirement
Project synergies
Standardized technology
Skill set
Financial buffer
Better design and consistency
Abstractions
Quality Assurance
Small game team
No pilot-case
"All-in" with our most experienced
Original organization
Landscape development
GUI/HUD development
VFX development
Positive effect
Power of cross-functional teams
Take-aways x2
We focus on what's value adding to the game

Foster collaboration

Don't only patch symptoms, use root cause analysis
Initiated in 2006 when JC2 started
Grow to a multi-project company
Moving engine to next-gen
Solution centralizing
Standardizing
Standardizing
Standardizing
Maximize Resources
Maximize Resources
Maximize Resources
Maximize Resources
Higher quality
Higher quality
Higher quality
Centralized Content
Centralized Content
Centralized Content
Centralized Content
Centralized Content
Close to the hardware
Recruiting
Very senior team
Recruiting
Hired experience developers
Recruiting
References
Initial publisher buy-in
Lower cost
Initial publisher buy-in
Fast at adapting
Next-gen technology
Next-gen Avalanche Engine
Next-gen technology
Releasing a game
Next-gen technology
Initial setup
Initial setup
Initial setup
Integration "hell"
Releases
Support - Get it working
Releases
Adaption: Development in the project
Releases
Competition
Internal Fights
Negative atmosphere
Internal Fights
Adaption: More meetings
Internal Fights
Adaption: CTG resources in project team
Synchronization
3 projects simultaneously
Synchronization
Project changes
Synchronization
Wrong functionallity
Synchronization
Making games
Strategic Focus
Development in project
Strategic Focus
Avoid dependencies
Strategic Focus
Scope lowered
Centralized Engine
Changed name
Centralized Engine
Small team
Centralized Engine
Careful on centralizing
Centralized Engine
Coaching/Mentoring
Collaboration
Understanding of team dynamics
Collaboration
Much transparency
Collaboration
Todays Organization
Responsibility to be involved
Collaboration
Taking on 3 projects a bit too early
Organization maturity
Taking on 3 projects too early
Foundation not ready
Taking on 3 projects too early
First time for us
Overconfidence
CTG = Silverbullet
Overconfidence
100% behind from start?
Mistrust
Projects avoided CTG
Mistrust
Topics
Who is the guy presenting
Centralizing background
What we wanted to achieve
How we approached it
What worked
Obvious problems
Root causes
Where we are now
My car stopped
Out of gas
Didn't fill it up yesterday
Had no money
Lost it in poker
Bad at "bluffing"
Lost a million dollar business deal!
CTG - Root Cause Analysis
Industry "buzz"
Questions
Root Cause Analysis
Introduction
Summary
Strategic Focus
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