“Champions don’t do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things, but they do them without thinking, too fast for the other team to react. They follow the habits they’ve learned.” - Tony Dungy
In Charles Duhigg's book, "The Power of Habit”, he recounts the tale of Tony Dungy taking over the subpar Tampa Bay Bucaneers, and how his coaching style led not only the Bucaneers but also the Colts to winning records and his teams to ten straight playoff appearances. Inherit in Dungy's coaching style was a focus on limiting decision-making situations and instead relying on instinct and habits to guide players to success.
The same mentality can be extrapolated to the process of web development. In this talk, I'll discuss hypothetical, typical experiences we all face at some time as web developers and the thought process that goes behind how we nagivate through those experiences. Do we rely on old habits? Are those habits good habits? Have we even ever thought of how habits may be affecting how we work?
Let's get meta together! In addition to talking about habits and habit formation, I'll draw on my social psychology background (finally found a use for my original degree!), decision trees, and how we can use these tools to create processes that help expert and novice Drupalers alike better work more efficiently with Drupal.