Development directors?by Rob Galanakis on 18/12/2012
I understand what creative/technical/art/design/qa/(product|game) direction is. I have no idea what “development direction” is. And if I do, I have no idea how it’d be beneficial. I mean, the few decisions like “we are using Hansoft for scheduling and backlog management” can be made at the project producer level, and most other ‘development direction’ I can think of negatively infringes on team autonomy.
Has anyone actually had success with the role of development director? Not just a super-talented individual who happened to do a good job, but an actual use for the email@example.com