World of Warcraft and agile teams have many parallels in terms of role distribution, team-building, task management and communication. This talk starts by looking at concepts from WoW with direct parallels for agile teams: Duality of Roles, Team Building, Sustainability, "Questing" and Tools. Following this, the differences are noted: Lack of Dungeon Guides, Reliance on Specific Members, No Flying Dragons
As a conclusion, we look at why achieving goals in the fantasy world works so well, why it doesn't always work so well in real life, and what we could do to change that. We consider whether roles on an agile team can be compared to roles in WoW (testers: healers or damage dealers?), and what conclusions can be drawn from such comparisons.