Thursday June the 28th, the PMI-NIC organized an event in the pecha kucha format, where six talks have been presented, one was mine. The format requires the speaker to present no more and no less than twenty slides, which are temporized: 20 seconds each.
A challenge because you must explain the message in a concise way, getting rid of any superfluous message (entropy) and going straight to the heart of what you want to communicate for each slide.
Here below a short description of such a format of presenting.
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
Before we started the presentations, we had an interesting agile game called ‘The Marshmallow Challenge’ an intersting and fun game about evolutionary design that invite the team to collaboration, innovation and creativity.
It was really cool!
Then it was the time of the talks. Mine was about one of my favourite topics: talent!
The title is Talent, passion and excellence in agile teams and it is downloadable from the PMI-NIC website.
It’s 13Mb so be patient