How cognitive biases and ranking fosters an ineffective architecture and design
The power of collaborative modelling comes from having a diverse group of people who, together, have a lot of wisdom and knowledge. You would expect that all this knowledge will be put to use, co-creating, and to design a model. In reality, we don’t actually listen to all the available input and perspectives due to cognitive biases and ranking. Because not everything that needs to be said has been said, we will end up with sub-optimal models and architecture. Even worse, people don’t feel part of the solution and don’t commit to it. Good architecture and design need all the insights and perception. If you are not aware, cognitive biases and ranking kills those insights and kills the effectiveness of your architecture! We will let you leave this talk with how being aware of cognitive bias and how Deep Democracy the lewis method can really let the group say what needs to be said and take a collective autocratic decision in architecture and designing your software.
Kenny Baas-Schwegler, Strategic Software Delivery Consultant
Evelyn van Kelle, Strategic Software Delivery Consultant, Xebia