Recently a friend of mine sent me this, a link to Bloomberg’s article on Star Wars, or in particular, counting the number of times and length of anything to do with the Force in all Star Wars movies (till the upcoming one, of course).
As a Star Wars fan and as a mathematician, this was a very nice exercise. I especially liked that they mapped the Force into specific abilities. This made me think about looking at these abilities and see whether I can map them to Agile.
So here is my try to do just that – The force abilities and their Agile counterparts:
Sense: The demonstration of a heightened awareness of the world around the Force user. In Agile: The scrum master’s ability to sense and visualize that there is something wrong that needs to be fixed.
Force Leap: A preternaturally high or long jump, such as Luke Skywalker’s skyrocketing exit from inside a carbon-freezing chamber, or one that appears to require heightened physical awareness and balance. In Agile: The ability to take something that was said and project it to a totally different dimension, finding a solution from a distance.
Force Choke: The often-lethal constriction of another’s windpipe without physical contact, even at a great distance. In Agile: The ability to shut one’s mouth by going down on everything he said or believes.
Force Push: The projection of a moving energy field. In Agile: The ability to overcome obstacles by setting the aside, at least for a while.
Telekinesis: The movement or retrieval of inanimate objects (or droids) without physical contact. In Agile: The same as Force Push, overcoming impediments.
Jedi Mind Trick: The ability to influence the thoughts and behavior of others, using verbal suggestion. In Agile: The agile coaching on people that do not know Agile, is sometimes almost like a mind trick.
Telepathy: The purposeful sending of telepathic messages and the reception of such messages by living, sentient beings. In Agile: The ability to see where things are going, even before they happen.
Burst of Speed: This brief, swift sprint occurs quickly enough to create the illusion of disappearance. In Agile: The ability to be agile, to be quick and welcome change.
Force Spirit: This ability entails communication with the living by a deceased Force user, counted both when the manifestation is aural and when it is seen as a ghostly visual projection. In Agile: The ability to talk with the agile community, work with them and learn from the elders.
Force Lightning: The projection of intense, violent energy from the user’s fingers. In Agile: Well, couldn’t find something appropriate for this one. It’s a dark side trade anyway…