Starting in winter 2017 through this year I worked as an adjunct professor in the Game Design and Production department at Drexel University. My classes ranged from introduction to game design to an AI studio, experimental game design and coding for games. All of these courses contained substantial production components, and each term saw me simultaneously managing multiple game productions. I had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented individuals the industry will welcome in the coming years. My approach to project management was centered around open communication. I set up a discord server so my students could constantly be in communication in a space I could contribute to.
My main goal was to never stifle creativity when possible. I openly voiced scope based concerns when necessary but never stopped my students from failing in an endeavor they were passionate to pursue. Education is the best place to experience failure, and I was always ready to help plan for damage control. I owe the success of these projects wholey to the passionate students at Drexel University.
Music Credit: Vegan Mustache Jazz - Dumb Waiter