What makes your teammates lose sleep at night? The best way to find out is simple, but not always easy: ask them! In this post, I’ll be presenting a technique–suitable for a retrospective or a lift off–that opens up channels of communication about the topics of fear and vulnerability. LinkedinFacebookTwitterGoogle+Diggit
Ever since the dawn of our species, we’ve told stories.
We’ve sung them, told them around campfires, painted them on cave walls, drew them on clay pots and canvases, woven them in tapestries and carved them into stone. Eventually we wrote them down.
Today, we share stories via sticky notes, podcasts, town halls, planning meetings and daily scrums.
When surveyed, 80% of software developers reported they believed their skills were above average. Overestimating one’s desirable qualities relative to other people, is known as the Illusory Superiority Bias, aka the Lake Wobegon effect, one of many cognitive biases.