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10000ft

I think 10000ft is good for bare minimum project monitoring, we used it a large company because we didn't need to have exact numbers - it was just a rough idea to see where freelance resources were over burning. If, however you work a much smaller company and really need to know detailed information it's not as effective, there are many other software options that really allow for much closer and precise tracking. I would recommend 10000ft for companies that just need to monitor large freelance teams, track hours and higher level projects that are also monitored on other project management tools. It's a tool I would only use in conjunction with something else.
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MindManager

It's perfect for brainstorming, organizing and prioritizing when we are feeling overwhelmed. With MM I feel like the meeting is so much more productive for me everyone. When everyone has too much to do a meeting without it is a waste of time because we each state what we need to do and try to pay attention while listening to someone's long list and ramblings. With MM we focus better and prioritize on the fly. It's better for me to see what someone needs to do in a nice chart than to see a list. After the meeting we can print the images and mark them off when we're done
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
MindManager
7.2
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
MindManager
8.8
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
MindManager
8.3
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
6.0
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
6.3
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
6.6
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
MindManager
8.8
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
7.4
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
MindManager
6.0
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
MindManager
7.0
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
3.9
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
MindManager
5.6
Support for Agile Methodology
10000ft
MindManager
9.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10000ft
MindManager
9.1
Mobile Access
10000ft
MindManager
8.0

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
MindManager
2.7
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
MindManager
3.0
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
MindManager
4.0
Integration with accounting software
10000ft
MindManager
1.0

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
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  • When there's too much going on we'll use MindManager to create a list of things that need to be done, categorize them, prioritize them and assign. When anyone asks what or how we're doing we can SHOW them. It's so much easier for them to see what's going on but when they see the map they can see that we're organized and our approach is well thought out.
  • Editing views is a lot easier than other programs we've used. I've sat for countless hours trying to get the right shapes to fit right or to get the lines to go where I want them to go.
  • I like the themes. Instead of taking a blank, boring view each time and trying to dress it up later I can start with something appropriate and it looks nice from the start without any extra effort.
  • The interface is intuitive. It's easy to navigate and it looks nice. I don't like using programs that look 20 years old.
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Cons

  • It's often confusing to use and find things, I sometimes find it to be a little counterintuitive as to where functions are (e.g. for tracking budgets and pulling reports).
  • When pulling a budget I always struggled to comb through the large amounts of data and time inputted. When I select a filter the page often wouldn't refresh or i'd forget to de-select a filter as it wasn't in an obvious place, which sometimes left me with pulling an incorrect budget.
  • The data is only as good as the people entering the time. Often with so many small tasks people would enter time incorrectly, in the wrong milestone or project. It lists all of your projects on one page, so it's not easy to enter it and there's a lot of room for error.
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  • More shapes and themes. It has a lot, but more is always better.
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Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
Based on 1 answer
I think there's limited uses for the tool and much more comprehensive options out there for multiple tools in one. With more people working remotely, it's hard to just use email and face to face, in some ways you need to have a tool that's a fall back and a record of where you are + where you're going
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MindManager10.0
Based on 18 answers
MindJet has been vigorous about product improvement, and every version has brought new capability and excitement to the product
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Usability

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MindManager8.2
Based on 4 answers
One of the best software programs ever. Always my go-to program for most things.
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Support

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MindManager9.1
Based on 3 answers
It is excellent! We always had our problems solved thanks to their help in short time.
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Alternatives Considered

Although an interesting tool, compared to Basecamp or Workfront, 10000ft really struggles on the collaboration aspect of the tool. It's great for the bare minimum, recording hours and pulling a budget, but we also relied on email for collaboration and face to face meetings - which is no bad thing! Although for big companies and small projects it's nice to have everything all in one tool so there's less jumping and room for error. That would be my recommendation for any company evaluating it
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Have used and continue to use project management software for large projects. Continue to use Excel for data manipulation and process mapping. Use other software for presentations. But I typically go to MM when I am trying to understand or work through a more complex subject that I need to be able to attack with a team and need to make certain the concepts are presented in a logical, audience-friendly manner. It also helps greatly that I can use MM to tie in key documents from most of the other tools I may use if needed.MM also assists with presenting real data and facts to individuals and teams on topics that tend to be very emotional. Usually presenting the facts in a visual manner that reflects all possible arguments and visually attaching the "facts" to each one works relatively well.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive - We were able to track multiple projects at the same time and record accurate hours.
  • Positive - Able to pull budget and excel reports which can the be analyzed further and relatively simply.
  • Negative - There were a lot of times when hours were entered inaccurately which left us in a bind with budget and freelance billing.
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  • Mindmanager lowers the amount of time I need to explain myself by a considerable amount.
  • Mindmanager saves time in training and explanation of objectives by allowing a visual top level and deeper dive notes if needed
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Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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MindManager

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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