Lessons Learned: Game Development

Erin Turner, Arcadia Kim and Nick Earl, Electronic Arts

Kim talks about lessons learned in game development. The first lesson is to focus. You can’t build a game unless you know what it is, she says. The second lesson is that with an enormous team, team culture is an issue. EA solved this by dividing the teams into smaller pods with their own leadership, she notes. The pod leaders would all coordinate on reaching milestones.