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A visual addendum to “Why visual representations of reasoning are more effective than prose”

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It’s always an honour to be referenced positively  on  other project management blogs, and  it’s  even better when the author provides helpful feedback.  In a recent postAndreas Heilwagen  suggests that the arguments presented in my article entitled Why visual representations of reasoning are more effective than prose  might be better made through visual representation.  I reckon he is absolutely right. So here it is,  an IBIS map summarising the main points of the post:

Figure 1: Why visual representations of reasoning are better than prose

Figure 1: Why visual representations of reasoning are better than prose

Thanks Andreas, the title of the post demands that a visual representation accompany it. Further, the map serves to illustrate one of the main points made therein:  the map it is but one interpretation of the post;  there are many others, depending on how a reader might interpret or choose to emphasise what’s written.  Prose is laden with ambiguity.

Postscript: I realise I may have  misinterpreted Andreas’ post;   my German is very rudimentary and Google translations are not the best. Even so, I think the article is better served by a map. .

Written by K

May 26, 2009 at 8:14 pm

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  1. […] Warum sie Argumente visualisieren sollten nun visualisiert! Ganz überrascht habe ich heute einen Pingback von Kailash Awati zum Posting Visualisieren Sie Ihre Argumente! bekommen. Sie/er hat mein Posting mit Google übersetzt und meine Anregung aufgenommen, die Argumente für die Visualisierung von Argumenten selbst wieder zu visualisieren. Lesen Sie das Ergebnis im Blog Eight to Lage: […]

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  2. Very nice,

    I would like to point you to http://pmbokcafe.com/blog/2009/07/04/the-pmbok-code-the-path-of-technology/

    This is a partly a response to your post https://eight2late.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/managing-participant-motivation-in-knowledge-management-projects/

    Specifically, I would add that we need to use Open Social Items to Share Visuals. Why? for example http://pmbokcafe.com/blog/2009/07/04/the-wicked-problem-of-knowledge-transfer-in-project-culture/

    Which I should have linked your blog to… I will amend it now.

    If we use the xmind client to create visuals we can embed it and we can share it. For example you can easily download the visual of Project Based orgainzations and you can mash up a section of that visual and create something new easily.

    Another fantastic platform is linoit I plan on posting soon how we can collaborate using it.

    As time permits I want to further describe the “Project Cultural Networking” ecosystem. There are so many benefits to it. I realized from your post managing motivation, that I was considering the problem from micro to global. That was a fatal error, I think the best solution to solving transfer and utilization of knowledge is from global to micro.

    Using an open global framework, we can solve things similar to how linux evolves, once we solve things on a global level it should be much easier to apply security, filters to scale solution for other projects.

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    Robert Higgins

    July 5, 2009 at 9:53 am

  3. Robert,

    Thanks for your comment and the pingback – much appreciated. In case you’re interested, I reviewed the Ajmal, Koskinen article some time ago. Here’s the link:

    https://eight2late.wordpress.com/2008/04/12/the-effect-of-organizational-culture-on-knowledge-transfer-in-projectized-organisations/

    Regards,

    Kailash.

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    K

    July 5, 2009 at 9:53 pm

  4. […] die Visualisierung von Argumenten selbst wieder zu visualisieren. Lesen Sie das Ergebnis im Blog Eight to Lage: @Kailash: you got the meaning of my posting absolutely right, many thanks for providing the […]

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