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Tuesday, August 16 • 11:30 - 12:30
From Micromanagement to Self-Organization - Properties of Modern Work Structure

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Flat hierarchies, task orientation and self-managed groups are established parts of the modern work environment. However, what is it that makes approaches like agile development tick? Julian Dasgupta and Nico Nowarra will shed a light on the psychological and organizational characteristics of the processes and structures that are commonly used nowadays - and how they can be tweaked. All this becomes even more evident when we take a look back at how we used to view and organize work and workers, moving away from micromanagement and control to empowerment and mentorship.

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Julian Dasgupta

Problem Solver Extraordinaire, Experimental Game GmbH
Pretty much since ever, Julian has been giving wanted and unwanted advice - some of which occasionally turns out to be helpful. He's well-versed (or pretends to be) about agile and classic approaches to project management and organizational psychology/development. Julian has also worked in PR, marketing, and journalism previously. He's also been into the indie scene way before it was cool and is involved in the Independent Games Festival, A... Read More →
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Nico Nowarra

CBDO, Experimental Game GmbH
Nico Nowarra has been working for sixteen years as a freelance journalist and author. He has written numerous scripts for audio and computer games and regularly publishes articles in the magazine “c’t” from Heise publishing. He also co-authored the “Diary of an Egomaniac” and participated in its conversion to audio book. He has also worked as a lecturer in the subjects of storytelling, level and world design and as project manager... Read More →


Tuesday August 16, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
Banana Island (Harbour Club) Harbour Club

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