Norman Foster closed his 90 persons office in Berlin (Berliner Zeitung, 5.3.). In the article “Rückzug eines Lords” the newspaper tells about the way people worked at Fosters. The star architekt runs his offices like small empires and he expects that people work hard, long and for little money.
According to my talks to people in this business this looks common. The people in the creative industry, game development studios, architects, advertising, fashion, movies work long hours and get pushed by deadlines all the time.
For me it looks obvious, that these industries/businesses do not have processes in place that suit their capital: people. Till now, when I talked to these people, they most of the time say: Scrum can not help us, it is not flexible enough. Hm … it sounds so familar: Five years ago, when I started to use Scrum in software development – the same arguments.
Maybe we can help you to run your company like Pixar: Creative places for highly intelligent, highly motivated and self driven people who just need a better way of organizing creative work.