As thinking human beings and team leaders or architects we can benefit from knowing more about how we think, deliberate and decide. Most teams rely on trust, transparency, collaboration, and collective decision-making. “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” by Daniel Kahneman explains two systems that drive how we think. System 1 thinking is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slow, deliberate, and logical.
In this presentation you learn how fast and slow thinking affects your reactions, behaviors, and decision-making. You’ll explore how several common development practices (with an emphasis on some agile practices), can amplify and exploit your thinking abilities and where they might lead you astray.
Fast thinking works pretty well in a well-known context. You save time when you don’t have to deliberate over details and nuances in order to make informed decisions. But fast thinking can lead to extremely poor decisions. You might jump to conclusions, be wildly optimistic, or greatly under-assess risks and rewards. You need to exploit both fast and slow thinking and be acutely aware of when fast thinking is tripping you up.