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.

Dramatically improve your content with this “writing GPS” process

Writing GPS mind map - Ann Handley

Want to be a better writer? Follow a process for structuring your raw materials – what Ann Handley calls a “writing GPS.” This 12-step writing process helps her quickly produce coherent and compelling content – consistently.

Now available: The updated 4th edition of Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software


A significantly updated 4th edition of my popular book, Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software, is now available. This definitive guide to visual mapping contains a wealth of new tips, techniques and insights that will help you to produce high-impact mind maps that get results!

How to integrate data into your mind maps

data integration in mind maps

From database connections to Excel spreadsheet cell ranges and Outlook e-mail messages, today‚Äôs mind mapping software can accommodate data from a myriad of sources and display it in a rich, visual format. Here’s what’s possible, and which programs enable you to make these connections.

The Essential Guide to Mind Mapping Software – Download my new report

Essential Guide to Mind Mapping Software

If you’re looking for a tool that can help you accelerate your productivity, creativity and effectiveness – to be indispensable – then it’s time to take a closer look at mind mapping software. My new report can help you better understand how it can help you achieve these goals and select the right program for your needs.