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Production Workshop: An In-Depth Guide to Solving Tough, Real World Production Problems: Part 2

Dave Ranyard  (Studio Head, Dream Reality Interactive)

Stephen Davidson  (Head of Production, Dream Reality Interactive)

Dirk Hulverscheidt  (Facilitator)

Charu Desodt  (Studio Head, Interior Night)

Location: Room 213, South Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 2:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Workshop

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

This workshop is a deep dive into solving tricky real world problems. It is a full day of talks and exercises in a round table setting. This is not 101, but rather an exploration of how to manage real world game development problems. As well as exercises, participants can discuss and work on some of their past and current challenges with the help of the facilitators and other participants.

Producers, senior producers, executive producers all have the toughest problems laid at their feet - how do they navigate these and come up with ways to move forward, negotiating with many disciples and other leaders in their projects & organizations. How do they make tough decisions which do not benefit all? We learn from industry leaders.

In addition, we look at the core principles of production as well as a deep dive into setting & achieving successful team culture. Hosted by Charu Desodt & Dave Ranyard, former Playstation, Microsoft now both running indie studios and including top leadership from AAA studios this is a session for producers at all levels.

This second part will be broken down into 2 main sessions, with a networking break in between and a wrap-up session at the end.

Here is the full program for this afternoon session:

  • 2:20pm - 3:30pm: Workshop: Solving real problems - part 2 (Dave Ranyard, Stephen Davidson)
    Continuation of the morning workshop on solving common game development issues.
    In an interactive workshop format, discussing common game development issues, how to tackle them, the role of production in solving them.

  • 3:30pm - 4pm: Networking break

  • 4pm - 5pm: Workshop: Production & Studio Culture (Dirk Hulverscheidt)
    What shapes studio culture in the first place? Discover the many faces of team cultures, such as: research & innovation, collaboration, target setting, process, accountability and trust sub-cultures. Explore drivers shaping culture, custodians guarding it and ways to spot and revitalize a deteriorating culture.

  • 5pm to 5:30pm: Wrap up (Charu Desodt, Dave Ranyard)

We strongly encourage attendees to come for the whole day, but this afternoon session can also be attended separately.


Attendees will gain an understanding of how to tackle real world problems and even bring some of their own for discussion and have the opportunity to ask the experts for advice.

Intended Audience

This workshop is for all producers at any level, it is designed to be useful in identifying & sharing tools for tough problems.

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