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Issue No. 03 - May-June (2013 vol. 30)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 9-12
The first book I read about storytelling was by David Armstrong, then vice president of Armstrong International. I was skeptical at first, but got caught up in the stories. As I got more into patterns, I found that in trying to tell readers about my context, problems, forces, solutions, and resulting context, I was simply trying to tell a good story. Over time, I learned that the better the story, the more useful the pattern. I still believe this 20 years later. The following article is not only about storytelling, but it tells its own good tale. So, sit back and enjoy!
anecdote, storytelling, presentation, requirements engineering, visioning, complexity, metaphor

A. Uittenbogaard, "Storytelling for Software Professionals," in IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. , pp. 9-12, 2013.
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