Strategic analysis and work breakdown made easy!
December 02, 2018

Strategic analysis and work breakdown made easy!

Gaston Grenier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MindManager

MindManager is used by many people across the entire organization. Within my area, it's used for requirements analysis, software feature breakdown, product development, strategy analysis, to-do lists, and some project planning.
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brainstorming
  • Process Mapping
  • Knowledge Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Task and Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Integration with Microsoft Office. I can import emails easily and I can export maps in multiple formats to PowerPoint and Word. It works great as an outline building tool for Word documents, as it is a more visual way to work.
  • Presentation mode is great. I can walk through a map easily and communicate to my audience more interactively. Livens up presentations.
  • Map linking to other maps. This helps greatly in work decomposition so that I can maintain a master map that links to other more detailed maps. Good way to organize my work and still provide a good overview of the entire project.
  • Adding icons and tags is very easy, and MM provides a good list of built-in icons to use.
  • Free-style layouts would be nice. I'd like to move sections of my map around freely to create a less symmetrical map (i.e. not-balanced).
  • Integration with Visio beyond just image export. Many of my colleagues create diagrams in Visio and it would be useful to exchange information without having to resort to exporting a static image. Useful when using some of the new types of diagrams available in MM, such as flowcharts and venn diagrams.
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  • Product development and strategic analysis are core areas that have improved by using MindManager. I am able to provide rich information in a well-organized fashion to both team members and executive stakeholders. This has aided in several major initiative being approved.
One benefit was in creating product road maps. The tool allowed me to quickly setup and communicate to stakeholders the vision and strategy our products would take on. The addition of business diagrams to the new version of the tool is very useful as this expands the audience for my maps beyond my immediate peers.
Great for strategic thinkers and for planning work, such as when brainstorming and collecting everyone's ideas. It has really good integration with most of Microsoft Office products and MingManager (MM) makes it very easy to share information to other non-MM users with interactve html maps. I use it mostly for breaking down all the various aspects of a new initiative or business problem. It's a great way to share complex information in an organized and logical, drill-down style.