Engineer's Use of MindManager
August 11, 2021

Engineer's Use of MindManager

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with MindManager

MindManager is used within our project group to display system architectures and to capture and link requirements for complex systems. It has been used for planning work packages by linking dependencies between different aspects of the project or technology development and establish[ing] task prioritization by making it clear which tasks and developments were needed for successful implementation.
  • Strategic Planning
  • Brainstorming
  • Process Mapping
  • Knowledge Management
  • Task and Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Demonstrates interdependence of individual tasks and technologies
  • Allows faster and clearer reorganization of linkages than a system like Microsoft Visio
  • Improved integration to turn a collection of interdependent tasks into a Gantt Chart schedule
  • No noticeable impact
MindManager has helped in brainstorming sessions to understand the complexity and interdependence of the various complex systems and technologies that the team is developing. It has been most effective as a jumping off point to start work on a new piece of development or when setting up an extensive document for requirements validation.

Do you think MindManager delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with MindManager's feature set?

Yes

Did MindManager live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of MindManager go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy MindManager again?

No

MindManager has worked well for brain storming sessions, breaking down a complex process into its interdependent components, and showing that all requirements of a system have been validated. It has been less effective when individuals on the team have tried to drive development processes and schedules solely through mind maps because it is difficult to allocate resource planning and quickly understand schedule health.