This article was first published in Agile Today - May 2014
"A cognitive bias is a pattern of deviation in judgment, whereby inferences about other people and situations may be drawn in an illogical fashion." - Wikipedia
We are all guilty of these at one time or another--a pattern of thinking that, when examined, is clouded by our own judgments and has only a passing acquaintance with logic and reality. Even when we are aware of our biases, they still, insidiously, act upon us.