ScrumN Iowa Iowa Football and Rugby as an analogy for project work has been around since Nonaka and Tekeuchi introduced them in a Harvard Business Review article in 1986.    Since that time, Scrum has become part of the defacto vocabulary of Agile project teams.

In his blog “Pagan Tuna”, Herb Bowie offers a brilliant updated analogy that addresses the combined invidual and team behaviors on a project.   It doesn’t hurt that his football analogy coincides with the feverish enthusiasm at the beginning of a new football season.   Check it out here.