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10000ft

2 Ratings

MindManager

Top Rated
60 Ratings

10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.1 out of 101

MindManager

Top Rated
60 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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.

MindManager

Some applications where it would be well suited include:
  1. Well suited for taking a "data dump" and organizing it more coherently
  2. Shows visual hierarchy well (data that needs to show relationships)
  3. Making notes on a topic quickly that may not follow sequentially (MindJet allows entries to easily be added in any order using a "branched" approach)

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
MindManager
7.9
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
MindManager
8.5
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
MindManager
7.5
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
7.0
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
8.0
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
8.0
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
MindManager
8.5
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
8.5
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
MindManager
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
MindManager
8.9
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
5.0
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
MindManager
8.5
Support for Agile Methodology
10000ft
MindManager
8.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10000ft
MindManager
8.0
Mobile Access
10000ft
MindManager
8.0

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
MindManager
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
MindManager
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
MindManager
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
MindManager

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • We use MindManager for gathering thoughts or brain storming. It is particularly good at this and allowing ideas to be shuffled around as needed.
  • I used MindManger in the creation of a technical white paper. It allowed me to add categorized topics and thoughts as I researched the paper.
  • I have used MinManager to capture and categorize business requirements during the initial phases of projects I was working on. And using the icons, I was able to check when they were validated, and what percentage of work completed.

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.
  • The latest version allows for some data modeling capabilities, however they are not up to the level we currently use in Visio.
  • I wish it was easier to create separate groups that could be built upon, instead of one main group and smaller other groups.
  • I wish the linking between groups could be improved. You can add lines between the different topics, however it gets quite messy quickly. Maybe if alternative hierarchy structures could be created between topics, and allow the switching between layouts.

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
MindManager10.0
Based on 17 answers
I like the product. It is easy to use and a big plus in meetings where we are gathering thoughts and ideas

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MindManager10.0
Based on 3 answers
One of the best software programs ever. Always my go-to program for most things.

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
Different applications, I will use both depending on the product.

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.
  • For me, it's all about creating documentation quickly and in a way that all parties understand. It works very well for presentations.

Pricing Details

10000ft

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

MindManager

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