|Name: Arun Prabhu
|Title: Founder-CEO, Valuvox Business Solutions
|Started using Mindjet: 2011
|Social links: Website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
How did you hear about Mindjet?
From a client of mine, who very gracefully illustrated their data structure on a mind map.
What do you primarily use it for?
Business Planning, Ideation, and Task-based Collaboration.
What is your favorite feature and why?
Amongst the many favorites, ‘Create Tasks’, and what follows on Mindjet Tasks is awesome! This integration is exciting stuff and I really like how this helps action your plans and ideas.
Is there anything the tool helps with that was unexpected?
Sorting out complex business situations – often, client business problems I need to have a deep understanding of – is something I started using Mindjet for recently. I have started to go back to Mindjet after an intense business meeting and structure the thoughts and meeting points on a map. It’s amazing how you can ‘fishbone’ a business problem and arrive at possible root causes/solutions.
Tell us about your map.
This is a business planning map for a software product – drawn high-level and yet to be detailed and fleshed out. The map lists key performance areas and business attributes. I typically start planning with Mindjet and work between this and the numbers on a spreadsheet to check on what’s viable. The map could then grow out to be fairly complex. So, I prefer keeping it high-level for planning and use a second, more detailed, map for execution.
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