Battling your Biased Brain

Track: Agile
Ever heard of the IKEA effect or the bandwagon-effect? In our efforts to delivering great software, there are numerous occasions where our brain tries to trick us. Don’t fall for them!

In this talk we will dive into some well-known and researched cognitive biases that impact our judgments in our day-to-day jobs as software creators.
When do they typically occur? And why are we falling into these traps from time to time?

After this talk you'll have a better understanding of how your brain tricks you, how to make better decisions and in the end how to deliver some great software.

A word of warning; during this talk you may get tricked!
Peter Wessels
Peter Wessels is a Java Developer, Speaker, and Teacher at Info Support in the Netherlands. In addition, he leads the Java Community within Info Support. He loves working with talented people to develop software that's not only effective but also fun to create. In his career, Peter has worn many hats, from lead engineer and project manager to scrum master and product owner. In Dutch, he would be described as a 'manusje van alles,' which roughly translates to a person who seizes every opportunity to learn new technologies and (soft)skills to create impact. This attitude helps him get diverse perspectives on software development. As a speaker, Peter has had the privilege of presenting at prestigious events such as Devoxx UK, J-Fall, and Developer Week.