Common Threads – Cooperative Games

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 – 4:56 AM

Cooperative Games of Invention

Both climbing and software are cooperative, finite and goal directed.

  • Cooperative – “a team sport”, if team members don’t pull or carry their weight then the whole team suffers.
  • Finite – Clear definition of “done”; the summit or RTM.
  • Goals – All participants can and should have a clear idea of the end goal; the summit or a product vision.

What about other cooperative games? For example cycling and soccer. Why are these different? For starters climbing and software are both played on relatively unconstrained playing fields.

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