One thought on “Game of Thrones AND Scrum!

  1. Nigel

    A lot of people attended this session – No attendee list… Sorry!

    Discussions revolved around Big Businesses being like the Game of Thrones

    Subjects discussed included:

    Metaphor of Westeros as Big Company. Not one big pyramid structure with one King but actually dozen smaller ones, all in competition with each other.

    This internal war causes the ignoring of the BIG threat. The “While Walkers”. In business terms, internal politics being the focus over your opposing businesses.

    Product Owners were the Nights Watch. Underequipped, understaffed, fighting the good fight.

    Discussed Sean Bean as an exemplar leader/Scrummaster…. or NOT as the case may be.
    Discussed Dany as a BETTER leader. Compared her journey from start-up to multinational with her disruptive new technology (Dragons) but more importantly her servant leadership.
    Discussed King Jeoffrey as TERRIBLE classic leader figure. Sociopath.

    Discussed the two most powerful figures in GoT. Varys and LittleFinger. Both politicians playing games behind the scenes. Both “Agile”. One via order and planning, one via chaos and watching the world burn.

    “Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but refuse. They cling to the realm, or love, or the gods…illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is. But they’ll never know this. Not until it’s too late.” – Littlefinger.

    If I missed anything, please feel free to add details! I may submit this as a talk for New Orleans. :-)



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