Cartoon: Portfolio Management

Publishers managing a portfolio of video game projects is like a magician performing a spinning plates trick. Each plate is set on its own course, and yet able to influence the rest of the set. When a single plate has a problem, the result can cause one or more plates to fall.

Why don’t we always notice a plate wobbling or slowing down?

Why do projects suddenly go from ‘on track’ to ‘on fire’ with no transition or warning?

Often it is the result of poor tracking and reporting – either there isn’t enough insight, or the truth is candy coated as no-one wants to be a bad news messenger. Only once there’s indisputable broken pieces of plate on the stage will some people admit to there being a problem. Working with an independent consultant enables publishers (and dev teams) to gain unbiased information that can help them to make more educated decisions.

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