I’ve wanted to create something on the Prezi platform ever since I saw it a few months ago. It seems like a really cool interactive approach to presentations that breaks away from the PowerPoint mold.
After listening to Noah Heldman’s Code Brew this past Monday on scrum and Agile project management methodology, I thought it would be fun to turn his thoughts (and word doc) into a Prezi.
I’m just barely getting in the shallow end of the pool when it comes to swimming in the sea of Prezi. But I’m enchanted with its sense of flow and movement; not only for viewing, but also for creating in it as well.
I like the circle menu choices in the left hand corner that spins around as you pick whether to write, change colors, insert images/video, group items, or create a flow to your presentation.
I thought it very honest of Prezi to warn against creating too much movement. They said that too much zooming in and out and twisting could give people headaches or feelings of motion sickness.
I had to chuckle. Their warning kind of reminded me of pharmaceutical drug ads that proclaim to cure one ailment at the risk of giving you a multitude of other maladies.
It’s not that I don’t like PowerPoint or anything, in fact, my MBA ‘mates dubbed me “PowerPoint Queen” or something equally nerdy. But it’s nice to have a new, fresh alternative to presenting ideas visually.
Looking for a scrum overview?
- Yes, check out the Scrum Overview Prezi I just created.
- You may also want to take a look at Noah’s source word doc found here on our website.
- Or read the book that Noah attributes much of the content to, Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber.
Simply want to see a Prezi example? Need a clever alternative to PowerPoint?
You can check out my handiwork here.
I’d be interested to know what you think.
Keep in mind that this is my first attempt and I didn’t spend much time on it. I’m planning to expand the Scrum Overview Prezi, especially if the feedback is good.
If not, well, it sure was a fun diversion.