GDC Europe 2015: Saying No to the CEO

by Adam Telfer

In August I spoke at GDC Europe in Köln about the independent team structure at Wooga. Not everyone knows this, but at Wooga, each team has the final say on all decisions regarding their project. The CEO & Management cannot tell the team what to work on. The team decides on everything including what technology to use, what genre to go after, and how to execute on it.

This talk is about the challenges and benefits of working with this structure for the last 3 years. Its a structure that gives full creative control to teams, but also the full burden of responsibility.

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Slides for download : AdamTelfer_GDCEurope2015_SayingNoToTheCEO