Presentation Power-ups for Storytellers

Most common "power-up": Write a memo What's true but not obvious? 99.9% of slide decks are terrible. I've been presenting decks for 15 years now (~ that's approximately 10,000 hours of presentations). One important thing that I've learned: it's good slides (writing) drive action, bad slides slow things down. Instead of making decisions, people waste … Continue reading Presentation Power-ups for Storytellers

How to time the market as a startup founder – a thread on some hard truths

Photo by zoe pappas from Pexels Optionality killed many startups in good times, and will impact more in unprecedented times like now.We will hear a lot of bad news about tech startups doing layoffs or shuttering down.Remember that no-decisions is also a decision, and usually not a good one.The world has come to a standstill. It has never … Continue reading How to time the market as a startup founder – a thread on some hard truths

Software Sizing: Story Points vs. Probabilistic Time Estimates

Hours before a proposal deadline, a partner at a technology services company was about to make a mistake that would cost him his job and his firm lots of money. As he was going through the resource allocation plan, instead of padding the estimates by a factor of two, the partner ended up dividing the … Continue reading Software Sizing: Story Points vs. Probabilistic Time Estimates