Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
I'm realizing more and more how stories help you drive a point home. It's one thing to make a point, it's another for your story to make the point for you. If your ideas aren't sticking, or you're not getting buy in, maybe a compelling story is the answer.
Crafting useful stories is an art, and, now, apparently a science. Srinath pointed me to Stories at Work on 50Lessons.com. The video shares a story about using stories as a catalyst for change and a recipe for good strategic stories:
The value of the stories is they help you engage people and they have a more powerful recall than slides, facts and figures.