Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Untangle The
Mess In Your
Team’s Process
prepared for
FITC Toronto 2015
Hello.
Who Am I?
I worked at a
total of 

17 studios
What’s The
Problem?
When you're small,
a process can live
in your head.
(But how does that translate to 

10, 20, 50, even 100 people?)
If you're running the
business/team, you
CANNOT keep the
process in your head.
(You won’t get anything done to 

focus on ...
Why Follow
A Process?
Defines the roles
of your team
Defines what is
to be expected 

of each role
Defines how
work gets done
Develops a 

work ethic
Increases
morale
Helps establish 

a culture
Keeps You
DRY!!!!!
Don’t 

Repeat 

Yourself
We Can Learn
From Other
Industries
Where Do
We Start?
Do a few 

bitch sessions.
(Get some 6packs, gather 

the team or segments 

of the team, and talk)
Don’t Do It 

All In The Same
Day Or Week.
Session #1: Write
down everything
going wrong. 

(Rip that fucking bandaid off!!!)
Session #2: Write
down everything
that is going right.

(NOT what is going wrong)
Session #3: Write
down everything
you'd like to see
working better.

(In a perfect world we should…)
Plan The
Process!
Document
EVERYTHING 

you can. 

(Edit Shit Later)
Include the 

input of the
whole team
Define some
tools but give
some freedom.
Designate a
process leader
(steward of the process)
Write It All In a
Wiki or Docs
Define Checklists
(When Appropriate)
Use Video!
So What
Processes Should
You Define?
Production
Process
Creative 

Process
Technology
Process
Client Services
Process
Leadership &
Management
Process
Human 

Resources
Marketing
Process
New Business &
Sales Process
Finance
Process
Share The
Process!
Internally, build
an Intranet.
Externally, build
a Client Portal.
Have a new
employee
orientation
process!
Evolve The
Process!
Edit, Edit, Edit
Don’t worry about
naysayers, but
listen to the
moans and groans.
REVIEW

EVERY 6
MONTHS
Every 5 years,
trash it and 

start over 

(The words of Rick Webb)
NOW GO
DO IT!
Bye. Bye.
daniel@markandphil.com

@schutzsmith
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×
Upcoming SlideShare
Hardware for a_soft_world_bkup
Next
Download to read offline and view in fullscreen.

1

Share

Download to read offline

Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process

Download to read offline

Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process
with Daniel Schutzsmith

Presented at FITC Toronto 2015
More info at www.fitc.ca

OVERVIEW
Project management in a studio or agency seems to be a black art. Some do it well, others struggle. There are numerous methodologies and frameworks out there to manage your projects well, but what about just managing the entire process, from conception to execution?

The truth is, we can learn a lot about managing our projects better by looking at how the programming world is evolving. We’ll learn to stay DRY, not become WET and define how each of us can individually lead our teams to better communication and morale.

We’ll take a look at some of the main ingredients behind a good creative and programming process, how to interact with clients and the team, look at some tools that will help (but not overwhelm us), and establish some really easy techniques that will make the whole thing run much smoother.

OBJECTIVE
Open the audiences eyes to following their own process that works best for their team.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Ideally a great session for freelancers, smallish studios, or teams at an agency. Designers, programmers, project managers, producers, etc…

ASSUMED AUDIENCE KNOWLEDGE
Have worked in a client – vendor relationship before. Familiar with the general creative process.

FIVE THINGS AUDIENCE MEMBERS WILL LEARN
Some of the main ingredients behind a good creative and programming process.
How to interact with clients and the team.
Look at some tools that will help (but not overwhelm us)
Establish some really easy techniques that will make the whole thing run much smoother.
Give the audience member a good direction to go in to simplify their own process.

Related Books

Free with a 30 day trial from Scribd

See all

Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process

  1. 1. Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process prepared for FITC Toronto 2015
  2. 2. Hello.
  3. 3. Who Am I?
  4. 4. I worked at a total of 
 17 studios
  5. 5. What’s The Problem?
  6. 6. When you're small, a process can live in your head. (But how does that translate to 
 10, 20, 50, even 100 people?)
  7. 7. If you're running the business/team, you CANNOT keep the process in your head. (You won’t get anything done to 
 focus on growing your business/team!)
  8. 8. Why Follow A Process?
  9. 9. Defines the roles of your team
  10. 10. Defines what is to be expected 
 of each role
  11. 11. Defines how work gets done
  12. 12. Develops a 
 work ethic
  13. 13. Increases morale
  14. 14. Helps establish 
 a culture
  15. 15. Keeps You DRY!!!!!
  16. 16. Don’t 
 Repeat 
 Yourself
  17. 17. We Can Learn From Other Industries
  18. 18. Where Do We Start?
  19. 19. Do a few 
 bitch sessions. (Get some 6packs, gather 
 the team or segments 
 of the team, and talk)
  20. 20. Don’t Do It 
 All In The Same Day Or Week.
  21. 21. Session #1: Write down everything going wrong. 
 (Rip that fucking bandaid off!!!)
  22. 22. Session #2: Write down everything that is going right.
 (NOT what is going wrong)
  23. 23. Session #3: Write down everything you'd like to see working better.
 (In a perfect world we should…)
  24. 24. Plan The Process!
  25. 25. Document EVERYTHING 
 you can. 
 (Edit Shit Later)
  26. 26. Include the 
 input of the whole team
  27. 27. Define some tools but give some freedom.
  28. 28. Designate a process leader (steward of the process)
  29. 29. Write It All In a Wiki or Docs
  30. 30. Define Checklists (When Appropriate)
  31. 31. Use Video!
  32. 32. So What Processes Should You Define?
  33. 33. Production Process
  34. 34. Creative 
 Process
  35. 35. Technology Process
  36. 36. Client Services Process
  37. 37. Leadership & Management Process
  38. 38. Human 
 Resources
  39. 39. Marketing Process
  40. 40. New Business & Sales Process
  41. 41. Finance Process
  42. 42. Share The Process!
  43. 43. Internally, build an Intranet.
  44. 44. Externally, build a Client Portal.
  45. 45. Have a new employee orientation process!
  46. 46. Evolve The Process!
  47. 47. Edit, Edit, Edit
  48. 48. Don’t worry about naysayers, but listen to the moans and groans.
  49. 49. REVIEW
 EVERY 6 MONTHS
  50. 50. Every 5 years, trash it and 
 start over 
 (The words of Rick Webb)
  51. 51. NOW GO DO IT!
  52. 52. Bye. Bye. daniel@markandphil.com
 @schutzsmith
  • systemsmgmtzen

    Dec. 15, 2016

Untangle The Mess In Your Team’s Process with Daniel Schutzsmith Presented at FITC Toronto 2015 More info at www.fitc.ca OVERVIEW Project management in a studio or agency seems to be a black art. Some do it well, others struggle. There are numerous methodologies and frameworks out there to manage your projects well, but what about just managing the entire process, from conception to execution? The truth is, we can learn a lot about managing our projects better by looking at how the programming world is evolving. We’ll learn to stay DRY, not become WET and define how each of us can individually lead our teams to better communication and morale. We’ll take a look at some of the main ingredients behind a good creative and programming process, how to interact with clients and the team, look at some tools that will help (but not overwhelm us), and establish some really easy techniques that will make the whole thing run much smoother. OBJECTIVE Open the audiences eyes to following their own process that works best for their team. TARGET AUDIENCE Ideally a great session for freelancers, smallish studios, or teams at an agency. Designers, programmers, project managers, producers, etc… ASSUMED AUDIENCE KNOWLEDGE Have worked in a client – vendor relationship before. Familiar with the general creative process. FIVE THINGS AUDIENCE MEMBERS WILL LEARN Some of the main ingredients behind a good creative and programming process. How to interact with clients and the team. Look at some tools that will help (but not overwhelm us) Establish some really easy techniques that will make the whole thing run much smoother. Give the audience member a good direction to go in to simplify their own process.

Views

Total views

929

On Slideshare

0

From embeds

0

Number of embeds

6

Actions

Downloads

10

Shares

0

Comments

0

Likes

1

×