"Cognitive bias" is a well-known psychological effect often called up to explain - or excuse - a person's behaviour. Although one of the most familiar psychological concepts around, it's definitely not the only one that affects a person's thinking and acting.
talk will focus on some cognitive biases and some lesser-known psychological
concepts that play a role in influencing how we think and work, as well
as correcting misinformation about a few buzzwords. In their inimitable
way, Jasmine and Joseph will go beyond the hype to separate facts from
the fiction surrounding some of the most popular psychological memes
floating around the Agile world. From fundamental attribution error over
linguistic priming to the latest research on the Dunning-Kruger effect,
we'll discuss the meanings and relevance of these concepts. Most
phenomena chosen have a direct relationship to Agile work, but a few
have been included simply because they're interesting or funny.
specialist in Agile methods, Joseph
Pelrine has spent almost 25 years defining and refining processes to help some
of the world’s most well-known companies improve their ability to satisfy the
needs of their customers. As a psychologist, his focus on people and his
experience in applying leading-edge techniques from social complexity and
psychology to process optimisation goes far beyond the domain of software
development, and extends to the whole organisation.