Star Wars and Agile?

Some of you must be thinking – what the heck is he talking about? What does Star Wars has to do with Agile?

Well, at first it came to me from the term of “Master”. This term is usually not very popular in hi-tech. You usually don’t have a Master role – you have leaders, mentors, managers, directors, even champions, but the first time I heard of a Master as a business role was in the Scrum Master course I attended almost 6 years ago. I thought to myself that right after the certification, I will be able to come back to the office and use (again) the ultimate phrase “Now I am the Master”. Again I say, since a few years back I got my masters degree and could use the phrase at will.

Why is this phrase so important? Well, that’s easy – it’s the phrase just before Star Wars became (at least for me) Star Wars – the first time that a lightsaber dual took place, and from that moment on, young children like me couldn’t stop imagining what we would do with such a weapon. It’s true that looking now at the film, this dual seems very amateurish. But back then, WOW!nowiam

So that’s it? The term Master is enough to bring Star Wars and Agile into one world?

Probably not. I intend to continue and write here exactly why I see Agile and Star Wars as two worlds that can live together. But I am also not the only one. Below you can find a list of interesting and funny websites that found the connection as well.


Agile and stormtroopers

What Star Wars teaches us about business agility

The Star Wars agile-o-meter

Author: Omer Meshar

A fan of Star Wars, Agile methodologies and TOC. Acting as an organizational Scrum Master in SQream Technologies.

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