Within every project lurks the optimism bias.
Don’t believe me?
….when was the last time that a status was ‘green’ based on the assumption that ‘things will work themselves out’ or as the default , unthinking value
….when was the last time there was a deadline that seemed optimistic . And indeed was.
…..who removed the contingency??
But don’t be miserable, just be mindful.
And get that contingency in somehow.
Fantastic news for overstretched change management people
Don’t fret about how best to cater, or even discover, about your audience’s learning style – it doesn’t matter!
At least according to a recent post from the British Psychological Society
In a shameless display of confirmation bias, I haven’t read the evidence because the conclusion suits me just fine
thanks to those lovely people from the UK government’s behavioural insights team (BIT) we can all become designers of behavioural interventions, borrowing from psychology, behavioural economics , nudging etc etc.
For more about EAST and BIT let them tell you in their own words
for change projects the joy of nudging is that it can easily and cheaply inform and complement more familiar approaches
I would not call it the new ‘business as usual’ (yet) but I can’t find a reason why you shouldn’t use the techniques
This is a great matrix that is somewhat linked to Dwight D Eisenhower.
Good enough for the leader of the free world/ capitalist evil empire, good enough for me
Thanks Nik M for sending this out : IEEE on IT project failures
I’ve linked to a useful article below and I think the message I’m taking from it is – pie charts are over- and badly used
I’ve attached an image to prove her point
Anna the visual designer’s post