Football and Agile: Like Peanut Butter and ?
Is there symmetry between agile and football? Software development methods and one of the more physical sports. You would think the answer is no—nope, surely no similarities there. Nor can agile folks learn much from this grimy sport. Well, just as Scrum has its naming roots in the sport of rugby, perhaps there is some symmetry to it. Join Bob Galen and Josh Anderson as they explore American football and look for similarities, lessons, metaphors, and tactics that align and amplify our agile team practices. Bob and Josh explore making game time adjustments, the importance of tempo, the role of coaches and the impact of coaching, why recruiting great people and practice matters so much, and the importance of goals. Football also provides a rich feedback landscape, so we’ll discuss the importance of practice and game films that enable continuous improvement. And finally, there’s winning and losing as the ultimate clarifier. Come join Bob and Josh, and you’ll never look at a football game quite the same way again.