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What's Wrong with Being Right?

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What's Wrong with Being Right?

What does it mean to "be right"? Why is "being right" so important to us? Can "rightness" be measured? How do we handle differences in opinion? When you know you're right, but your team doesn't agree, what then? When is "being right" the wrong thing for your team?

Chris Powers will offer some answers to these questions while exploring the notion and implications of "being right" in software development teams. 

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  • Sean M.

    June 8, 2014

  • Dillon M.

    Great Stuff Chris. Really enjoyed it. I was afraid it was going to be a little to abstract but the frameworks you introduced "Fist to Five" to Role Assignment table is definitely I can take into my next meeting.

    December 18, 2013

  • Chris P.

    Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I'm glad to hear this topic is relevant to you.

    Slides are now up:

    I plan on writing some blog articles around this topic soon at If you want to keep the conversation going, ping me @chrisjpowers on Twitter.

    December 17, 2013

  • Xiping W.

    Great presentation Chris! Looking forward to getting a copy of deck to review and learn.

    December 17, 2013

  • Edward P.

    Great discussion on the aspects of being right. The speaker touched on many different aspects and scopes of "rightness." There was much to take away, and, hopefully, make part of my own work and personal life.

    December 17, 2013

  • Joshua C.


    December 16, 2013

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