Managing projects is unquestionably one of the most popular applications of mind mapping software. Because of its ability to support gathering, organizing and displaying a lot of information in a compact, easy-to-understand visual form, mind mapping software is an awesome “front end” for scoping new projects – as well as managing existing ones.
I’d like to know more about how YOU are using mind mapping software for project management:
- What types of projects do you use it for?
- Is there a particular size of project that seems to be its “sweet spot?” What size of project is it not robust enough to handle or for which it’s overkill?
- HOW do you map out a project? What process do you follow? Do you create milestones in your maps? Do you create work breakdown structures (WBS)? Do you transfer your completed scope of work to Microsoft Project or other project management tools?
- Most importantly, what are the strengths and weaknesses of the mind mapping program you use for scoping and managing projects? Where could these programs be improved?
I look forward to your thoughts – please post them in the comments area below. Thanks!