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.