Did You Say What I Thought You Meant?
I heard this one the other day and it rang so true I have to share it.
“The most common misconception about communication is that it is happening”
How many times have you had a conversation with someone and they went off and did exactly the opposite of what you thought you agreed on (or the reverse)?
With the huge emphasis on communication in agile/XP projects this certainly is one of the issues that a new team needs to watch for. Having the bullpen development area, the on-site customer and frequent releases can go a long ways toward solving this problem, or at least catching early.
Are there any significant (mis)communication moments that stand out for you?