12 reasons you need to get off the fence and use mind mapping software for project management

project management with mind mapping software

As the speed of business continues to increase and projects become more complex, project managers need better tools to help them plan, implement, monitor project status and communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders. Here are 12 ways mind mapping software can help you step up to the plate and meet these growing challenges.

How to streamline project management with mind mapping software


Project management is one of its most practical and powerful applications, but it’s also one of the least understood. That’s why I created a new online course that’s focused on how to use mind mapping software for project management. It’s available now!

Visual project management: From mind map to GANTT chart

Visual project management - from mind map to GANTT chart

To help you better understand the relationship between mind mapping software and project management, I have created an infographic that helps you understand how task data gets mapped over to a visual timeline.

9 mind maps for exceptional project management

mind maps for project management

Mind mapping software can be used in a myriad of ways to streamline project management. It’s not only valuable for project planning, but also execution and analysis. In his new book, Mind Maps for Effective Project Management, Maneesh Dutt outlines 9 types of mind maps that can help you streamline your project management processes and increase your odds of success.

Visual project management comes of age: An interview with Paul Williams

visual project management

In recent years, visual project management has emerged as a set of tools and techniques that help project managers to make sense of and manage large, complex projects more effectively. Paul R. Williams, PMP has written a new book entitled Visual Project Management that can help us better understand what they are and when and where to employ them when managing projects. I recently interviewed him to learn more about these tools, techniques and visual frameworks, and why they work so well.

Bizz Draw app simplifies sketching of over 100 business concepts

Bizz Draw for sketching

If you are new to sketching or sketchnoting, it’s often hard to know what symbols you should draw to represent certain business ideas or concepts. Thankfully, there is now an app for that.

Project management with mind mapping software e-course (coming soon!)

project management for mind mapping software

Project management is one of the most practical and powerful applications of mind mapping software, but it’s also one of the least understood. That’s why I’m now producing an e-course that will teach you all you need to be effective.

Paper for iPad wows with intuitive new diagramming toolkit

Paper with Think Kit

Paper with Think Kit may not be the world’s first diagramming app for the iPad. But it’s easily the most intuitive. It does away with all of the complex concepts and capabilities and delivers a simple, intuitive toolset that anyone can use to quickly produce a diagram for their next meeting or PowerPoint presentation, using an ingenious set of gestures and pen/finger interactions.

BigPicture: An innovative blend of mind mapping, data mapping and diagramming – within Excel


Data mapping, diagramming and mind mapping, all in a single application – that’s the promise of BigPicture, an innovative new add-in for Microsoft Excel recently introduced by Palisade, a developer of visual decision support software. Its elegant toolset is ideal for any executive who already uses Excel in his or her work, but aren’t sure they can justify the investment in a dedicated diagramming or mind mapping program.

Get smart about mind mapping AND help earthquake survivors in Nepal

Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software

Purchase my new Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software book and I will donate $10 from each purchase to help the earthquake survivors in Nepal.