Mind mapping software can bring numerous advantages to the strategic planning process. In this article, the second in our series on how to run planning workshops, we’ll investigate seven specific advantages it offers compared to traditional methods like whiteboarding.
Whiteboards and flipcharts have been the standard planning and thinking tools for most businesses since the 1960s. Mind mapping software offers a more efficient alternative.
If you use mind mapping software to capture ideas from individual or team brainstorming sessions, you need to look for a program that supports emergent structure – one that enables you to hold off on structuring your ideas as long as possible. XMind 8 and ConceptDraw MINDMAP 9 are two programs that support this flexible model of brainstorming.
This mind map template contains 8 thought-provoking questions that you can use to help you with personal problem-solving – better defining problems and then brainstorming solutions for them.
Mind mapping software is a powerful tool for savvy executives who want to improve their impact and effectiveness in their work.
The new Thoughtflow app for iPad is a mind mapping tool with a difference: it is uniquely designed to trigger ideas and capture them. It does so via a simple but clever interface that is a joy to use.
What do Scrabble, sticky note and index card brainstorming and mind mapping software have in common? All four benefit from randomizing elements, which can help us to see new patterns, opportunities and ideas.
For small teams that need a virtual workspace in which they can brainstorm, plan and collaborate, Mural.ly is a powerful, flexible, web-based solution. More than just another “sticky note” environment within a web browser, Mural.ly offers a comprehensive toolset that encourages creativity and collaboration.
ThinkBuzan has placed brainstorming front and center in iMindMap 8, the latest version of its popular mind mapping software program. It features an excellent new free-form ideation mode, improved Windows ribbon toolbar and branch target tool, as well as a redesigned presentation view that contains some great new capabilities.
Here are some frequently-asked questions about the brainstorming mode of mind mapping software and insights into how you can benefit from it.