Did you ever wonder what must have been on your customers mind during requirement analysis? Have you been puzzled by how that latest architectural decision turned out? Are you still trying to figure out why those important product backlog entries never make it to the top?

Have you? So did we…

Thus we delved into the latests neuroscientific findings and identified a number of brain patterns that have a high impact on team and product performance. These brain patterns are an easy way to raise issues and foster mutual understanding in development teams or with customers.

Thank you for joining our talk at GOTO Berlin 2015!

We really loved your questions. Register for our newsletter and we will keep you posted on our journey to answering them on our blog. Here they are:

  • What impact do the social roles of men and women have when it comes to the „Self Lover“ pattern?
  • Brain patterns are also influences by social interaction, right? So, if we practive different behaviour, will it get easier because our brain adjusts?
  • How are the patterns linked to the left brain – right brain theory?
  • How does the „Social Seesaw“ pattern? Is it even possible?
  • What effect can randomised task assignment have to outsmart the „Meaning Matcher“ pattern?
  • Scrum in practice brings up hidden problems in teams very fast. Do you have an explanation for it?
  • Is there a good method between the „how?“ and „why?“ mode? Can it be trained?
  • What is the evolutionary advantage for separating between thinking how and why?
  • Do women equally overestimate their own abilities and qualities as man do? Do the data show a difference?
  • How can you improve the exercises during the talk? They were confusing.

You can download our Brain Patterns Cheat Sheet here:

Sources of inspiration

In the meantime why don’t you have a look at the sources of our inspiration?

  • Berkman, E. & Rock, D. (2012) Achieve your Goals – Leran How to Hack Your Brain
  • Dobelli, R. (2014) The Art of Thinking Clearly, Harper Paperbacks
  • Kahnemann, D. (2012) Thinking, Fast and Slow, Penguin
  • Liebermann, M.D. (2013) Social: Why our brains are wired to connect, Oxford University Press
  • Lieberman, M.D. & Eisenberger, N. (2008) „The pains and pleasures of social life: a social cognitive neuroscience approach“ NeuroLeadershipJournal
  • MacDonald, Matthew (2008) Your Brain – The Missing Manual, O’Reilly
  • Siegel, D. (2012) Hand-Model of the Brain

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