JUNE 25-29, 2018

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

FROM BERLIN TO BOSTON

Join North America's first Agile Testing Festival!

Storytelling for agile (test) professionals

A personal journey into the wonderful world of storytelling.

Learn about the power and the magic of stories. A good story, told right at the right time, makes a world of difference. It can provide insight, calls to action, encourages, connects and influences.

Storytelling is a hot topic, and using storytelling in business settings is becoming more common. Two reasons for this are that we all love stories, and that stories are centuries old way of communicating. The ancient art of storytelling is a great tool to make our work easier and more fun! We are not always aware of it, but we are constantly telling each other stories. Stories are powerful and effective to transfer your vision, strategy or approach. We can benefit from it in our work in agile teams.

Good stories surprise us. They have compelling characters. They make us think, make us feel. They stick in our minds and help us remember ideas and concepts in a way that numbers and text on a slide with a bar graph don’t. Storytelling will increase your impact on the organisation. Stories make presentations better. Stories make ideas stick. Stories help us persuade.

 

This workshop will teach agile (testing) professionals the basics of practical storytelling. The idea is that it will go above and beyond "user stories" - it will be much more of a communication tool for all aspects of project (and life!) work. It also helps to develop our imagination, which will empower you to solve problems and consider new and inventive ideas. 

The first part of this interactive and fun workshop will focus on what storytelling is, and we will practice several techniques. The second part focuses on the practical use of stories. Think of the use of stories in reporting, the testing story, user stories, project visions, but also cross-project communication. In this workshop participants will use their imagination and the power of listening and speaking to create artistic pieces of art to transfer a clear and concise message!