From Performance Discovery to Performance Improvement

Emir Plicanic
Emir Plicanic

November 21, 2017

Performance discovery is the best and most natural place to start the path of improving your practice. We define it as a process of observing, identifying, and aggregating indicators that reveal insights and patterns needed for performance improvement.

Vosaic Connect includes a set of video analysis tools that simplify that process. For example, with Vosaic Connect you can easily record and mark up videos of your practice using Vosaic Connect’s iOS app. Then you can use the web application to include additional markup, annotations, and finally share the marked up video with subject matter experts for additional input.

All that markup and feedback combined with the video recording of the practice gives you enough data and proof to make adjustments and try the practice again. The more often this process is repeated the better the practice.

But how do you measure that improvement?

One of the Vosaic Connect features is the ability to download a CSV report of the practice. This report includes:

  • Timestamps of each marked action/moment
  • The length of each action/moment
  • Number of times actions/moments appear in the video
  • The order in which actions/moments took place
  • All comments added to the actions/moments
  • All tags added to the actions/moments

For simplicity sake, let’s say you have a form attached to the video that includes only one button meant for marking up the practice:

  • Area of Improvement

When you see a moment that needs improvement in the video, you simply press the Area of Improvement button, and the moment will appear in the timeline. If needed, you can control and/or adjust the length of that moment.

Once you have rewatched the video a couple of times to make sure you’ve marked all areas of improvement and added comments to each moment for additional context, you can export the information into a CSV report to get the data into a spreadsheet format.

The initial spreadsheet is your starting point. Repeat and record the practice again. The goal this time around is to have fewer areas of improvement. Once you’re done recording and analyzing the second try at the practice, export the CSV report again and compare it to the initial report.

Did you have fewer marked areas of improvement? Maybe the length of each marked moment is shorter. If you’re using tags to rank the severity/quality of each moment, did those scores improve?

Having all that data in a spreadsheet makes it easier to measure and tell your story from performance discovery to performance improvement.

Give Vosaic Connect a try. You can get started for free today.


Emir Plicanic

President of Vosaic. Prior to helping to launch Vosaic, Emir enjoyed the many hats he wore as an Interactive Art Director, UX Lead, and Product Owner at Nelnet. As an Adjunct Instructor at a local community college, Emir helped others learn new skills to advance their careers in the tech industry.

His side hustles include co-founding Banti Album Proofing with his wife, dabbling in mobile app development, and the endless pursuit of his renaissance-man card. When he’s not training for a half-marathon, tackling a home-improvement project, or dusting off his guitar, Emir can be found balancing family life with the perfect cup of coffee and an ever-growing book collection.

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