When Jayne Graham, a strategic adviser and founder of 20:20 Consulting, wants to help her clients gain clarity about their road ahead and how to reach their goals, she turns to project management and ‘mind map’ software from MindGenius.
Graham says she uses MindGenius to develop strategic business plans, gain clarity into high volumes of complex information, and advise her consultancy customers effectively.
“Often my customers have lots of ideas but no clear path forward, and I use MindGenius to help me to pull all their ideas and thoughts together, to categorise opportunities, to find clarity,” she says.
Graham uses MindGenius to assimilate information from various customer sources, which she can then use to help them set goals or create vision statements, clarifying their future purpose or mission statements and developing strategic plans.
MindGenius, alongside a range of Microsoft products such as Groove (shared workspace), Project, Office and Skype, enables Graham to always keep several mind maps on the go, while also helping clients do such things as report the results of complex research to support the development of regional policy.
“I think the economic climate is a difficult time to be in business, but it’s also a really good opportunity for businesses to stand back and think about where they’re going and how they’re going to get there. Bringing in a new perspective and some real objectivity can really help,” says Graham.
MindGenius integrates with Microsoft Office Suite, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and uses HTML export to Share your Projects with everyone.
MindGenius Online is optimised to support teams of 10 or fewer, who want to deliver multiple projects simultaneously where online collaboration and sharing of plans is required.
MindGenius Desktop is a standalone desktop solution ideal for teams but where the key documents are maintained and controlled by a single project manager
According to MindGenius, large projects are typically broken down into smaller projects delivered by teams of 8-10 – and the project management solutions for managing large projects are usually too complex and expensive for the multiple smaller teams that will actually work collectively on a project.