A common use of mind maps in business is to manage complex projects. But much less common is utilizing it to capture the team’s learnings – what went well, what needed improvement, and what the team will do differently during the next project. By capturing this information, a project team can ensure that it doesn’t repeat the same mistakes again.
This is a valuable exercise, which shouldn’t be overlooked by project teams. After all, if you don’t learn from your mistakes, then you’re probably doomed to repeat them again.
Such a “lessons learned” mind map is the subject of my latest report in the Effective Mind Maps series, in which I deconstruct visual maps and analyze what’s good about them and what could be improved – all in the interest of helping you to understand the principles of effective mind map design.
This mind map is very well designed, and contains some features that significantly increase its value. In addition, it contains several elements that you may want to consider incorporating into many of your business-focused mind maps, because they are simply effective mapping practices.
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