When starting a project, it is always a good idea to reflect very critically on your past projects. Think about what went right, and especially what could have been done better, and come up with a plan of attack for the new project. That’s the idea behind project postmortems. To adapt the popular saying, companies that do not conduct some form of postmortem are doomed to repeat the same mistakes.
The sun is shining, the air is warm, leaves are finally coming out. Spring is here. Time to put on my rose-colored glasses and do some armchair quarterbacking. I often find myself saying “If I owned a game company I would make sure to do such and such,” so here we go.
Here’s a book I wish every manager would read, especially the managers in charge of my project (pure self-interest in my part, I admit it). It’s short, focused, to the point, and it drives home a very powerful message: By being constantly busy working you’re probably hurting your project and your company.