Visualization Sports and IT. In this blog I’ll share with you the observation of how sports uses Visualizations, its benefits and how Visualizations are important in describing Information Technology Architecture and Systems.
If you’ve watch the warm-up of professional aerobatic teams such as the RAAF Roulettes, the RAF Red Arrows or USAF Thunderbirds they practice on the ground using a technique called Visualization.
Dr. Alessi is a neurologist in Norwich and serves as an on-air contributor for ESPN says “Visualization is probably the best-known technique. Visualization involves repeatedly anticipating an outcome or situation before it occurs. Kickers see the ball going through the uprights, golfers visualize a perfect shot and football defenders see themselves making a crucial tackle.” Source: Dr. Anthony Alessi: Techniques become most effective when practiced – Sports – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT
This got me thinking.
The importance of using physical visualisations in describing Information Technology
If Aerobatic teams, and sports people use Visualizations to anticipate an outcome or situation before it occurs, why wouldn’t use more visualisations such as diagrams to describe Information Technology Architecture and Systems to anticipate what you’re going to create and the outcome it will deliver?
To me there is a connection. Having lots of visual artefacts such as diagrams, sketches and presentations provides you a greater opportunity of success when it comes to project delivery.
Technology Project Managers who manage system delivery projects should be specifying the diagrams required as project deliverables.
There needs to be a pathway across a project that shows what diagrams, images, presentations will be used to create a culture of success when delivering a project.
Just creating software code and making comments in the code doesn’t do enough to help the greater community who will come along later.
A diagram will go along way in helping people understand more and provide that culture of success!