Every decision is influenced by a range of preferences and biases. I touched on this subject last month in my ‘Voices on Project Management’ post for PMI (see the post) but the effect extends to every cost and time estimate, the way every communication is received and understood and every decision.
As part of our work to upgrade Mosaic’s PMP materials to align with the new PMP Role Delineation Study, we have developed a White Paper focused on the causes of bias including our innate cognitive biases, learned biases and emotional affective factors.
It is impossible to remove many of these biases; but being aware of them allows their effects to be mitigated. Download the White Paper from: http://www.mosaicprojects.com.au/WhitePapers/WP1069_Bias.pdf