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#Actualhawkeye_de

Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:36 AM

I think, I've to migrate to Australia ...better weather than in Germany and 38h/week, sounds good smile.png

 

I'm developing business software and in the past I did a lot of overtime work (I am only writing a simulation game as my hobby). Then I've realized if I continue those insane working hours, I'm burned out sooner or later and life is just too short for this. So, I've reduced my working time and had no problems, because my standing in the company was pretty good.

 

Now, we have introduced Lean and Scrum. Is that also common in the gaming industry? I've nothing against the key principles of Scrum but now guess, what (some) manages uses this framework now for - especially those managers, who have no clue about software developing. at all:

 

They think...oh, great, now I'm running a 'software' factory: The developers commit for backlog items and at the end of the tact they get blamed if they have not fulfilled their backlog items. Again the pressure raises up and the quality goes down - to get the work done...

 

So, feel lucky if you have managers who were developers in the past...


#1hawkeye_de

Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:33 AM

I think, I've to migrate to Australia ...better weather than in Germany and 38h/week, sounds good :)

 

I'm developing business software and in the past I did a lot of overtime work (I am only writing a simulation game as my hobby). Then I've realized if I continue those insane working hours, I'm burned out sooner or later and life is just too short for this. So, I've reduced my working time and had no problems, because my standing in the company was pretty good.

 

Now, we have introduced Lean and Scrum. Is that also common in the gaming industry? I've nothing against the key principles of Scrum but now guess, what (some) manages uses this framework now for - especially those managers, who have no clue about software developing. at all:

 

They think...oh, great, now I'm running a 'software' factory: The developers commit for backlog items and at the end of the tact they get blamed if they have not fulfilled their backlog items. Again the pressure rise and the quality goes down. 

 

So, feel lucky if you have managers who were developers in the past...


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