Storytelling for AgileAlex Elentukh
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The goal of story telling is to communicate the selected message in a way that it could be easily consumed by participants. The message is presented as a metaphor (as opposed to being literal) and could be understood on several levels. Participants are expected to engage in a conversation and respond in kind. There are two basic ways to respond, a) in support of a message and b) to confront and undermine the message. Both of these avenues shall be explored.
Such a communication required a definite skill and involves, first understanding what the message is and second, selecting the avenue to support the message or to undermine it. The wrong thing to do is to respond with an unrelated story. This will surely break the flow between both parties and make them stop communicating.
In a most common and practical scenario, software developers get together to relate stories about famous defects that "brough the building down". Participants in turn provide details of a specific related defects. Creating an organizational memory about famous defects is a great method to prevent such defects from future occurence.