I don't understand all of those words and lines, give me a picture!
December 13, 2018

I don't understand all of those words and lines, give me a picture!

Jason Everett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MindManager

We use MindManager for large scale projects to create a "40,000 foot" view to easily see what's going on. From there we can navigate to a subproject to discuss or get a visual of what needs to happen. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, this is what we use to create our picture. Bringing a large detailed gantt chart just gets blank stares and little understanding. Bringing a visual presentation from MindManger to a meeting allows everyone to easily see what's going on or verify that everything is accounted for.

We also use it on a smaller scale to help with brainstorming during meetings. It's so much easier and faster to use it than trying to write on a board. Adding priority and catagorizing on the fly with a nice looking clean interface is great.
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brainstorming
  • Process Mapping
  • Knowledge Management
  • Meeting Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Task and Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • 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.
  • More shapes and themes. It has a lot, but more is always better.
  • Having a large scale project visualized in MindManager is priceless. Departments and contractors can easily see what's going on from the moment they see it.
  • The export form Excel helps one of our planners save an enormous amount of time.
We are very visual. MindManager helps us create those visualizations quickly and easily. Without MM it would take too much time to create something of value. These visualizations make all the difference in the world for us. It's hard to imagine not having these images or how we operated before. It's like a cell phone, you thought you didn't really need it before but now you can't live without it.
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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