2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Racing in Reverse: From OT to Project Slippage

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Mr. Layton’s presentation, titled “Racing in Reverse: The Quantitative Relationship Between Overtime, Defects and Project Slippage,” discusses the downsides of overtime as it relates to productivity, ways to accelerate projects, and using agile techniques to close the gap between defect introduction and defect identification. There will be many relevant applications to the process of game development.
Mark Layton is an industry-recognized expert on project/program management and an active coach on complex agile implementations. He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Leadership Network and the founder of Platinum Edge, an organizational improvement company that supports businesses looking to strategically improve project ROI. Mr. Layton is author of the book Agile Project Management for Dummies.


Mark Layton


Platinum Edge Inc

Mark C. Layton, known globally as Mr. Agile®, is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with over 20 years in the project/program management field. He is the founder of Platinum Edge, Inc.—an organizational improvement company that supports businesses making the Waterfall-to-Agile transition. Mark holds MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore; a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Behavioral Science from University of La Verne; and an A.S. in Electronic Systems from the Air Force’s Air College.

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