Building Great Teams

My pal Mike Sellers just posted a very nice summary of the findings of the Games Outcomes Project on his blog. The project details the results of a survey of “roughly 120 questions” sent to game developers in November 2014. There were 771 responses, of which 273 were complete and referred to projects that were completed (i.e., “neither cancelled nor abandoned”).

As a project manager, I’m struck by how well the best practices detailed here apply beyond the sphere of game development. It’s mom and apple pie, this time with metrics!

Mike observes:

Here’s the very short summary-of-the-summary. Great, successful teams:

Create and maintain a clear, compelling vision of what they’re doingWork effectively, staying focused and avoiding unnecessary distractions and changes — but without extensive crunching
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