Mind maps have long since proven that they improve focus, help people plan projects more efficiently, allow teams to discover hidden challenges and risks, and heighten productivity for individuals and groups alike. But, it can be difficult to understand just how useful they are if the evidence isn’t right there in front of you.
The following 4 mind maps were created with Mindjet MindManager, and do an excellent job of showcasing both why this particular format of organizing tasks and projects is so effective, while also providing great business productivity tips surrounding project launches, scope, ramping up creativity, and encouraging transparent communication.
1. The Scope Statement Template
Feeling overwhelmed by the scope of a project, or just need a central location so your entire team can see what’s going on? This map shows you how to capture scope requirements, prioritize them, and present them to various stakeholders.
The Project Launch Map
Getting caught in a swamp of emails is nobody’s favorite way of getting things done. Yet, when you’re working across multiple teams to launch a product or new service, disparate locations and the digital back-and-forth just don’t cut it. This map shows you how to manage content and activities relating to the creation and launch of a new product, facilitate brainstorming, develop collateral, and more.
The 5-Minute Juice
Mornings are rough for a lot of us, at least until we’ve had our third cup of coffee. This map was developed based on the creator’s consultation with a bonafide productivity coach, and is an excellent way of getting motivated early on days when you have big projects to work on, important meetings to attend, and tons of tasks to take care of.
The Communication Plan Template
If there’s one thing that’s utterly imperative to the successful completion of projects, business growth, and purposeful collaboration, it’s being able to communicate transparently across teams. Unfortunately, it’s also the business requirement that tends to suffer most, particularly in larger organizations. This map lays down a very well-executed communications template that anyone can use to make their project conversations run more smoothly.