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March 2018


 
 

Everything’s a Project


Whether it’s an anniversary party for your parents, a product to launch next quarter, a new employee to onboard into the team, or a kitchen renovation — everything’s a project. And a map will successfully get you from point A to point B, all the way to the finish line.


But sometimes the hardest part is just starting. That’s where a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) really shines.


Our recent webinar guest speaker, Jeff Kearns, really made a compelling case for why one should never skip the WBS in their upfront planning. If you missed his session, you can still catch it by clicking on the link below, and we’ve included some other helpful resources as well:


[Webinar] Empower Your Projects (and Sanity!) with a WBS, with Jeff Kearns
[Webinar] Creating a WBS in MindManager
[Blog Post] Get Planning with this Work Breakdown Structure template

All the official and “accidental” project managers among us can take heart in knowing how critical our project management skills really are — and that there are great tools like the WBS to keep us on track!


 
 
 

Attention Mac Lovers: MindManager 11 for Mac is Here!


Are you a devoted Mac fan? Then this announcement is just for you: MindManager 11 for Mac is Here!


Built natively for the Mac, MindManager 11 for Mac includes enhanced visualization tools, advanced task management capabilities, improved sharing options, and more than a dozen new and improved templates and diagram formats including workflows, swim lanes, Venn diagrams and matrices. And did we mention a fresh new interface too? This is the most robust Mac-based mind mapping application available anywhere.


 
 
 
 
 
 
Can’t wait to see these new features with your own eyes? Join us for a live demo to discover how you can:
Create dynamic timelines and flowcharts that streamline efforts and supercharge productivity
Build rich plans and strategies that drive team alignment and ensure project success
Craft custom business models that help preempt risks and reveal opportunities
And more ...
 
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“Did David really just ask about the deadline for this work package?”


Yep, and that’s a red flag. It means that David, and likely others, have missed a beat and are no longer walking in pace with the rest of the team. 


Maintaining team alignment is the never-ending duty of a project manager. Sometimes it involves more frequent communications. Sometimes it means you need more effective communications. We talked to project managers around the globe to learn what works best for them when it comes to keeping a team aligned, then we compiled their answers in a handy eBook for you.


In this ebook, we’ve outlined 5 key ways to use maps to drive (and keep!) team alignment. We even went one step further and created map templates for each stage of your project.


 
 
 
 
 
 
All of the templates included in this eBook are downloadable with a simple click (we sure do like the share and publish capabilities in MindManager 2018 for Windows, don’t you?).
 
Get your Copy now
 
 

TrustRadius Recognizes MindManager with a 2018 Top Rated award for Project Management!


 

TrustRadius announced that MindManager has received a 2018 Top-Rated award for Project Management. While awards and recognition are always great, what makes us particularly happy is that this one came from our customers’ great feedback on TrustRadius.


 

So, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our customers, especially those who took the time to give us feedback. We appreciate everything you do to help make MindManager a world leading project management software, and couldn’t be happier to have you as our customer.


Here are just 3 examples of amazing feedback you’ve given us on TrustRadius!


 

“MindManager is currently being used by my team and one other within the IT structure. We use it for many reasons, recently to formulate ideas which help in the development of technical white papers and to gather thoughts and ideas in the development of a team SharePoint site.”
- Team Lead in Information Technology | Higher Education Company, 1,001-5,000 employees


 
 
 

If you have anything you’d like to say about MindManager, we’d love to hear from you! Head over to TrustRadius and let us know what’s on your mind.


 
Share Your Review of MindManager
 
 

“I have used MindManager since 1997 with version 3.0 of the software. I am in project management and it is a trusted tool in my toolbox. I use it for writing meeting notes, presentations, brainstorming, and even developing a project plan.”
- Greg Cimmarrusti, PMP | Senior Project Manager | DenovoInformation Technology and Services, 51-200 employees


“MindManager allows me to see all the items relevant to a topic in one screen and map out the solution or organize the content to make sense for the particular application.”
- Analyst | Computer Software Company, 11-50 employees


 
MindManager 360°
 
MindManager Case Studies
 
Ever wonder how others use MindManager in their organization? Get the inside scoop with our customer case studies. Search case studies by business application and/or organizational functional.
 
 
 
Mapping Survey
 
Biggerplate's annual mind mapping survey is now underway. Have your say, and vote for MindManager as your #1 choice for mindmapping software.
 
 
 
On the Blog: Interviews with Customers
 
Jeff Kearns, T.J. Kearns Consulting, Inc.
Gretta Pecl, Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Tasmania
John Rogers, Prismatic Consulting Services
 
 
 
Webinars: Now Available On-Demand
 
Share & Present from a Single Source
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure in MindManager
Dashboard Wizard: Your Wish is Your Map’s Command
 
 

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