Introduction: What is Cadence and Synchronization?
Before I delve into discussing how cadence and synchronization can help reduce uncertainty, here is a little background on what the term means. A cadence is a series of words, phrases or sounds that are repeated at regular intervals like “1-2-3.” Synchronization is when two or more people’s actions depend on one another in such as way that they work together to achieve a common purpose, as in playing a musical ensemble or pitching a baseball. For example, if two people are dancing, the way they interact and move together helps them to get from one step to the next without stepping on each other’s toes. We also need synchronization when we walk; our legs move at different speeds (the rate at which we walk), but if our steps happen to fall into the same rhythm the result is that we can make it across the room without having to slide along.
Despite our best efforts to prevent it, things don’t always go as planned. That’s the essence of uncertainty in project management, especially in new and complex projects. This is where the power of synchronized actions — with proper cadence — can help reduce uncertainty and manage what happens when we do face disruptions. Cadence and synchronization are often discussed separately, but they work together to help us achieve our common goals. Understanding how they work together will help you use this approach most effectively in your organization.
Cadence and Synchronization: Together at last!
5 Basic Rules of Cadence & Synchronization that Help You Write Confidently
In the same way, when we write, our rhythm and pacing needs to fit with other people who are trying to learn the same thing. This means that if you are writing with a study group, your writing cadence and synchronization should match theirs.
Many questions arise when we think about cadence and synchronization, such as:
What is cadence?
How can I tell if my writing is appropriate for a formal learning situation?
When should I use the term “cadence and synchronization?”
The short answer to each of these questions is simply that cadence (1) helps readers follow logical, step-by-step instructions; (2) maintains an efficient pace; and (3) minimizes confusion by matching speech patterns.