Brainstorming and Collaboration becomes easy
November 30, 2018

Brainstorming and Collaboration becomes easy

Dan DeSaegher, CFRE | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MindManager

MindManager is my "go to" brainstorming tool. Love organizing my thoughts, strategies, and projects as they expand out from the center goal. The visual definitely promotes my thought creativity. It is a personal tool, as I share it with others, but we have not yet used it as an enterprise tool in our small house non-profit.
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brainstorming
  • Process Mapping
  • Project Planning
  • Structural organization of thought
  • Easy to share complex ideas with others when visualized and aligned to the center goal
  • Captures brainstorming in the best way for continued use in later planning sessions
  • Controlling the object spacing on the page
  • Works well as is for our current use
  • Communication between people with differing objectives increased
  • Clarity of thought comes very quickly and is captured for future action
  • Presentation allows others to join the thought process and follow the connected activities or projects
Most of our use is in brainstorming, project planning, and goal alignment. This makes it my first tool in strategic planning or cross-functional projects, as team members need to see where their focus fits into the whole.
For example, we focus on human services and care systems, but MindManager gives me a tool to validate and connect other key business objectives that support and sustain our primary mission, and team buy-in is key.
I tried several and felt MindManager was the most intuitive. I did not want too many bells and whistles, at least not as a startup tool, so I could get others to eventually buy into the planning process and common use of a communication tool. For that reason, and for cost, we went with MindManager as our choice.
Excellent for personal or team brainstorming. The simple method of organizing and projects and activities as spider chart of connected thoughts ensures better alignment for both myself and for a team. It gives everyone input, while challenging the root need of alignment with the higher level goals. Powerful in its simplicity and ease of use.