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Monday, August 5 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
The Agile Cognitive Bias: How our internal models affect the problems and solutions we see (Manoj Vadakkan, Bob Payne) LIMITED

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The Lean/Agile community has many different models. Models and frameworks help us simplify reality to solve problems for our teams and organizations. But they also reinforce cognitive biases and force us to shoehorn reality to fit the models. Even when it doesn’t fit...

We will explore several cognitive bias categories including: Anchoring, Availability Cascade, Bandwagon Effect, Confirmation Bias, Expectation Bias and the Framing Effect.

An example from the Agile world : A team failing to meet expectations that they set. Based on common models, we may think:

* They have exceeded their WIP limit. (Kanban)
* They are overcommitting or have interference from the “Chickens”. (Scrum)
* They see failure as a personal indictment or as not tolerated. (Growth/Fixed Mindset)
* They are in the Resistance or Chaos phase. (Satir Change Model)
* The organization has not supported or empowered them appropriately (Servant Leadership)

This interactive workshop will explore how these valuable tools and frameworks can limit our ability to see the realities we face and how. By being aware of this we can limit the negative effects of cognitive bias on our decisions.

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Bob Payne

VP Consulting Services, LitheSpeed
An early adopter of Extreme Programming, Scrum and SAFe, Bob has worked exclusively as a Lean+Agile Transformation leader since 1999.   | | Bob hosts the Agile Toolkit podcast and has produced over 170 podcasts, recording a variety of industry leaders and Agile practitioners. His consulting and training style is build on years of Lean+Agile experience, a MSEE in Computer Architectures for Artificial Intelligence and having grown up... Read More →
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Manoj Vadakkan

Manoj Vadakkan is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile software development consultant. Manoj has experience in helping companies adopting an Agile way of working. He conducts Scrum trainings all over the world. Manoj has 20 years of experience in Software Development and Project Management.  He shares his experiences by presenting at national and international conferences and by his active participation in the Washington DC Metro... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2013 3:45pm - 5:00pm
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