Recently I found another cool video. Again on TED.
This video is about an exercise called "The Marshmallow Challenge".
In eighteen minutes, teams of four must build the tallest freestanding structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow has to be on top.
The team with the tallest structure wins.
What's interesting to me about this exercise is that the same factors for success apply to creating business and software solutions. It's more about the strength of the team than about the individuals expertise. Also some of the Agile values apply, like cross functional teams, prototyping, etc.
Here's the video.
Here's the challenge homepage.