Clinton Keith's Blog
Clinton Keith is an independent agile coach and Certified Scrum Trainer with 15 years of video game development experience. Clinton introduced the game industry to Scrum in 2003 and Lean/Kanban in 2006. He has coached teams at many studios. He is the author of "Agile Game Development with Scrum". His website is www.ClintonKeith.com
It seems this common, controversial phrase has widely different meanings out there.
The words accountability and responsibility are used interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing and the difference is important for game development teams.
Can a studio’s culture, or personality, be measured? Having some simple metrics of a studio’s culture might be a useful starting place to discuss its strengths and weaknesses internally. This article poses the question of whether this is possible.
There is a lot of talk about the visionary for a game, the person who creates and guide the vision through development. Who is the visionary and what do they need to do to make their vision come to life? I’ve been a project manager…not a product visiona
Why agile iterations (or Scrum sprints) should look a bit more like getting a build of your game ready for E3....without all the crunch, crowds and crazy parties (well...maybe just not the crunch and crowds).
Up front design has a purpose in development, but perhaps instead of speculating on the answers, it should pose more questions.
Clinton Keith's Comments
[Blog - 09/19/2013 - 12:08]
This made my day, and ...
This made my day, and not just because you included my book. It got better the further I read until I nearly fell off my chair at the Gold Bond part. An instant classic
[News - 06/12/2013 - 08:17]
I enjoyed this book for ...
I enjoyed this book for it 's perspective on game addition vs. using games for positive influences: r nhttp://www.amazon.com/Reality-Is-Broken-Better-Change/dp/0143120611/ref sr 1 1 ie UTF8 qid 1371144563 sr 8-1 keywords reality is broken
[Blog - 04/30/2013 - 06:18]
Tulay, r n r nThese ...
Tulay, r n r nThese are fantastic articles. I was looking forward to this one and you didn 't disappoint. There are a lot of key points in here QA vs. QC, embedded QA, etc . r n r nBioware was the first studio I visited as an independent trainer ...
[News - 04/09/2013 - 01:11]
Thanks for the correction Brandon ...
Thanks for the correction Brandon I read it after I edited my comment . That truly sucks I hand off every print copy to my sons 14 17 who love to read it. They 'll miss it as much as I will. r n r nBrandon, thanks for the many ...
[Blog - 03/14/2013 - 09:10]
Scrum sprints only account for ...
Scrum sprints only account for completing tasks, not shipping projects. Wouldn t iterating the process of actually shipping games gain your team much-needed experience in perfecting the last minute cycle as a team r n r nSprints should focus on delivering fun in potentially shippable builds. That 's the definition. ...
[Feature - 11/21/2012 - 09:30]
Right. Somehow he was credited ...
Right. Somehow he was credited with starting the whole waterfall thing and he spend the remainder of his life reminding people that he said not to do it r n r nHis son Walker Royce, a well known IBM agile proponent will show up from time-to-time at agiel and software ...