We are often not aware of the unintentional bias we apply in our work, especially with regard to roles and our self-identification with certain groups.

Assumptions we make about what testers and developers do, or do not do, sometimes amount to a level of prejudice that we would never want to be guilty of in social or cultural contexts.

I think these biases can lead to limiting the potential of the roles people can play in healthy, agile cross-functional teams.

In this talk I will explore the kind of language that we often use at work that may be negatively affecting the way we think of ourselves and others.

I will also share current research revealing the communication secrets behind the most effective teams.