Farley's Laws

Dave Farley | GOTO Chicago 2018

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We are not as smart as we think we are. Even us software developers!!

What we think of as reality isn't. When we think we are being rational, we are not. When we listen to experts and trust in their wisdom, we are fooling ourselves.

Meanwhile, software development is one of the more complex tasks that we mere mortals undertake. So what does it really take to overcome the limitations of our biology? How do we overcome our desire to jump to conclusions and guess at solutions?

This mildly humorous, entertaining talk explores some of the fallibilities inherent in our biology and addresses what it takes to solve genuinely complex problems in the face of our propensity to make wild guesses?

To put it another way, what do you need to understand to completely grasp how agile, lean development, DevOps and Continuous Delivery really work?

About the speakers

Dave Farley
Dave Farley

Author of the best-selling books “Continuous Delivery” and “Modern Software Engineering” and over 6 million views on his YouTube channel.