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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Using Earned Value to Course Correct and Deliver on Time
Speaker(s): Maxwell Zierath
Company Name(s): Filament Games LLC
Track / Format: Production

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Overview: This talk is targeted game studios that work on multiple simultaneous projects. It will begin with an explanation of the challenges Filament Games faced when scaling their studio and project sizes. This will lead into an overview of earned value methodology and the benefits it provides to project managers and executives. A detailed explanation of the values and equations that drive earned value management will be included, as well as how those values can be graphed to provide detailed project health reports. Using real-world examples of EVM reports from multiple projects Filament has worked on, there will be a focus on identifying an objective framework for course correction opportunities. The talk will conclude with pitfalls encountered with adopting EVM. Attendees will also be given access to free-to-use tools for creating EVM reports.

GDC 2015

Maxwell Zierath

Filament Games LLC

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