What Is Experimentation?

As we at WTTA work with individuals and teams, it is becoming increasingly clear that the term ‘experimentation’ is perceived very differently by different people. For some, experiments conjure images of mad scientists destroying test tubes. Something advanced,...

The Anchoring Bias

Today’s post will reflect on one of the most profound cognitive biases exhibited by humanity, the anchoring bias. In short, the anchoring bias is the habit we have to filter all new information about a subject through the lens of our existing understanding, often...

What Organisational Experiments Should You Run?

When it comes to organisational testing and learning, what topics should you run experiments on? All of them. Every single one. Let me explain. At first, it may seem strange to say that everything is up for experimentation. Surely there are some things we don’t need...

What Is The Planning Fallacy?

We at WTTA are convinced that for most organisational problems, there is a lot to be gained from adopting a test and learn approach. Creating a hypothesis around a pain point, and then running an experiment to prove whether the hypothesis was right or wrong, provides...

What Is Empiricism?

I wish empiricism wasn’t called empiricism. On the face of it, it sounds like a great word, slightly philosophical, slightly scientific. You see it all over the agile community too. Scrum is, after all, based on empirical process control. Running experiments and...

Cognitive Bias – Ambiguity Aversion

Imagine this. You have a bucket containing 90 snooker balls. You are told that 30 of the balls are definitely red, and the other 60 are an unknown combination of yellow and black. You cannot see inside the bucket. You are then told you can win some cash. All you have...

WTTA – Podcast Number 1

The first episode of the We Tried This And podcast, where Gez and JC explore the reasons behind the site, and discuss how it and the meetup groups are going to work. Subject to experimentation....