Tag: Communication

Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias (See Controlling Your Personal Bias) where you are essentially blinded by your own perception of your abilities. In summary, the Dunning-Kruger effect simply means that you don’t know what you don’t know, so you may believe that you know more than you […]

Information Radiators

Information Radiators and Virtual Teams

An information radiator displays information in a place where passersby can see it. With information radiators, the passersby don’t need to ask questions; the information simply hits them as they pass. – Alistair Cockburn Information radiators are used to help provide transparency by conveying information visually. The general […]

Extreme Programming (XP)

*The following is written by guest blogger Tammy Ziemba Extreme Programming (XP) is an agile software development framework that aims to deliver higher quality software and higher personal satisfaction for the development team. XP is the most explicit of the frameworks in regards to suitable design practices for […]

Communication as a project failure

Why Do Projects Fail?

Projects fail for several reasons and those reasons often vary depending on who you ask. My own opinion, you can track back just about every single failure reason to issues with planning or issues with communication; sometimes both. That is, of course, assuming you have adequate support from […]

Osmotic Communication Visual

What is Osmotic Communication?

Quite simply, Osmotic Communication is the accidental overhearing of background information that may later end up being important. The term was coined by Alistair Cockburn, one of the signers of the Agile Manifesto. “Osmotic communication means that information flows into the background hearing of members of the team, […]