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Game Career Seminar: Co-Managing: Building an Effective Manager/Direct Relationship

Erin Ali  (Associate Director of Production, Second Dinner)

Katie Golden  (Executive Producer, Monolith Productions)

Location: Room 215, South Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 10:10 am - 10:40 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Friday Only Expo Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Game Career Development

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

The direct/manager relationship is vitally important to career and product success so what can you do to safeguard it's health? This lecture will present talking points for both directs and managers on how to optimize their relationships, strengthen communication, and mutually drive toward well understood shared goals as well as provide frameworks and toolkits to guide conversations.


Attendees will gain perspective of how they can improve their relationship with their managers or their direct reports through talking points and toolkits we've developed as managers and reports ourselves.

Intended Audience

While all developers will find use from this talk, those who are invested in developing a more effective working relationship with their direct or their manager will benefit from this talk. This is irrespective of time in industry, newness to management, or level of seniority.

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