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How to use mind mapping for project management


Well we are very well aware with management but the question is how far mind mapping software works as a powerful tool for managing our projects,our goals and achievements.Mind maps are visually oriented, and enable us to gather,manage and share a large variety of information and resources quickly and easily and making them an ideal tool for managing projects.

There are several ways in which we can utilize any of the most popular mind mapping software programs such as idea,project objectives,questions,information requirements, project resources links and etc.A mind map is an ideal place to store several ideas related to our project.We can use a mind map so as to list all objectives of the project,and keep them close at hand throughout the project so that we can concentrate on its outcome.A mind map is an excellent place to create a list of all of the questions we have about the scope of the project.We can use a mind map to create various list of the information that we need, all those research what we need to do, resources what we need to explore,and other information needs. We can use our mind mapping program to create links to web sites, documents, reports and other project-related resources and for this our team members need to be fast and should be quick learner. On the other side we can also create a branch of our map which summarizes each and every team member’s roles and responsibilities.

There are also some additional strategies or tips also which can be beneficial for our management.Just like if we are trying to manage a particularly complex project or a very large to do list,we may consider breaking it up into several linked maps.This will protect us from several sort of problem. Most of the mind mapping programs enables us to filter the contents of our map by keywords,symbols,or icons.Then we should have a strategy so as to use map symbols.Likewise if we think of to share our project maps with other members of your team,then we should we sure to establish a visual vocabulary so as to use in map symbols and styles.We must develop shared understanding of what they mean with our team members,and then use these visual enhancements consistently. Moreover,when developing a project map,we should be sure to include a legend, which visually summarizes the icons used in the map and their meaning. When we create our project map we should not get worried about hierarchy.We should have a brain dump into a new map.We can often move the items and again structure it later on. Finally, one more thing is to be concerned that we should utilize project template because this will help us in various ways and also save our time.

In a short,mind mapping software is a powerful and highly productive way to manage our projects,goals and to prepare lists.They not only help with initial project planning, but also various aspects of project management.At conclude these all strategies help us in productivity.


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Well we are very well aware with management but the question is how far mind mapping software works as a powerful tool for managing our projects,our goals and achievements.