Marisa Silva, the author of PRINCE2 V7 scenarios, speaks about the importance and advantages of storytelling in the context of project management. Here's a summarised breakdown:
Conflict Resolution & Motivation: Marisa uses storytelling as a tool for conflict resolution and to motivate her team.
Communicating Expectations: Storytelling aids in conveying expectations, especially to the customer.
Helping Low Maturity Organizations: For organizations with low project management maturity, stories can exemplify what a well-managed project looks like. This visualization can serve as an educational tool and a stepping stone towards more complex project management practices.
Building Foundations: Marisa emphasizes the importance of starting simple. A basic story or scenario can lay the foundation, and from there, more context and content can be added. As stories develop, they can also introduce the idea of best practices in project management.
Engaging and Inspiring: A well-told story can captivate the audience, igniting their imagination and enthusiasm for the subject.
Brainstorming and Problem Solving: Storytelling is not just for conveying information; it can also be a powerful tool in brainstorming sessions and in solving problems.
Multiple Benefits: Marisa concludes by reiterating the multifaceted benefits of integrating storytelling into project management practices.