Gamasutra - Blogs http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/ Samuel Rantaeskola's Blogs Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:45:24 EDT en-us scarless@think-services.com (Simon Carless) 6 tips to make your backlog lean - by Samuel Rantaeskola http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20140414/215425/6_tips_to_make_your_backlog_lean.php Production,Console/PC,Serious,Social/Online A large backlog is a problem. A fat backlog will impede innovation and cause a frustration. Is our ability to generate ideas paradoxically one of the biggest impediments for new ideas? http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20140414/215425/6_tips_to_make_your_backlog_lean.php Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:56:00 EDT Valuing value - by Samuel Rantaeskola http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20140225/211597/Valuing_value.php Production Why should you complete features early in games and what behaviors are in the way of doing that? http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20140225/211597/Valuing_value.php Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:55:00 EST The Myth of Agile Empowerment - by Samuel Rantaeskola http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20131023/202975/The_Myth_of_Agile_Empowerment.php Production,Console/PC,Serious,Social/Online,Smartphone/Tablet Team empowerment has been a hot topic for a long time, but there is still a bit go before studios really get there. One of part where old school management methods is still prevailing is cross-team dependencies. What is the best way of tackling them? http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20131023/202975/The_Myth_of_Agile_Empowerment.php Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:59:00 EDT 7 Production Guidelines - by Samuel Rantaeskola http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20131011/202195/7_Production_Guidelines.php Production,Console/PC,Serious,Indie,Social/Online,Smartphone/Tablet How to act as a producer is very dependent of the situation, therefor it is hard to give advice on exactly how to behave. With this post I want to share my views on what underlying values a producer should have to guide his way of working with the team. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20131011/202195/7_Production_Guidelines.php Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:36:00 EDT Top six production mistakes - by Samuel Rantaeskola http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20131004/180925/Top_six_production_mistakes.php Production,Console/PC When approaching the producer role there are a lot of things that go wrong. In this post I'm going to list the six most destructive things a producer can do. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20131004/180925/Top_six_production_mistakes.php Fri, 04 Oct 2013 07:28:00 EDT Scrap the titles - by Samuel Rantaeskola http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20130930/201251/Scrap_the_titles.php Production,Console/PC Even though the individualsÂ’ job titles seemingly only relates to corporate structures they may have a significant impact on how people communicate and work together. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/SamuelRantaeskola/20130930/201251/Scrap_the_titles.php Mon, 30 Sep 2013 05:53:00 EDT