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Tuesday, August 22 • 15:30 - 18:00
Master Class: Managing Your Team and Your Business to Ship a Great Game

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Many teams set out to build a great Indie game… and then discover that going Indie also means you have to build a business. From production methods to people management to legal regulations, the process of company-building presents us with unique challenges. In this extended Devcom Master Class, veteran game developer Don Daglow will provide team leaders with a foundation for managing their teams and their businesses. The session will be personal and interactive, with discussion of specific problems affecting the managers in the room. 

Audience Addressed:

Anyone interested in founding or managing small, growing game companies.


Experience Level Addressed:

As game developers: Intermediate

As business managers: Beginning



  1. Processes for making key decisions that make company-building easier.
  2. Basic business management methods, with an emphasis on managing cash
  3. People and project management methods that increase your chances for success


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Don Daglow

President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation
Don Daglow is a three-time Inc. 500™ CEO, a pioneering game designer and 2008 Technical Emmy® Award recipient whose career spans the history of Silicon Valley. Teams have shipped over $1 billion in games under his leadership. He now advises companies ranging from small startups... Read More →

Tuesday August 22, 2017 15:30 - 18:00 CEST
devcom developer lounge - Room 1 (gamescom Hall 4.1.) Hall 4.1., Koelnmesse, Deutz-Mühlheimer Straße 51D – 50679 Cologne