We’ve all experienced that overwhelming feeling of trying to get new year projects off the ground. Where do I start? What’s the budget? When is this task due? These are all familiar questions that run through our heads when we’re about to launch a project. With external and internal factors to consider and timescales to adhere to, that new year project can sometimes be hard to kickstart.
Prepare well to avoid feeling overwhelmed and give your projects the best chance of success using iMindMap 10 Ultimate’s five unique workspaces. With views to suit every stage of the project management process, you’ll be able to visualise information and plan thoroughly to ensure you’re on the road to achievement.
Read on to learn our 3 top tips to get your projects off the ground in 2018 and make project pitfalls a thing of the past.
Sometimes deciding where to begin can be the most difficult part of starting any project. Fast Capture View requires no strenuous thinking. Its quickfire nature allows you to instantly shoot your thoughts and ideas onto the workspace canvas. The free-form structure of Fast Capture View enables your brain to explore fleeting thoughts and helps to spark associations with similar ideas. Without having to worry about formatting, you’ll be able to explore every single avenue of your project, all within one Fast Capture session.
Once you’ve jotted down all possible ways to start work on your project, switch to Brainstorm View. Here, you can organise, categorise and compile your information. Colour code ideas with sticky notes, link connections with relationship arrows and highlight key information to ensure you have everything in order to begin work.
With your notes sorted in Brainstorm View, it’s time to head on over to iMindMap’s flagship view, Mind Map View. As you switch views, watch your sticky notes transform into a pre-structured Mind Map. Emphasise main points in your Mind Map by colour coding branches to help highlight and identify more connections that link back with your original points.
Your Mind Map will give you a complete bird’s eye-view of your project and all of the information that it contains. Enhance your findings further by attaching links, note files, audio links and comments to ensure all critical information is captured on one infinite canvas.
Planning is crucial but no use unless you can execute well. When you’re ready to take the plunge, use Time Map View to help take your ideas and launch them into action. Create milestone points and define clear timescales by assigning deadlines to each action point. By setting due dates, you’ll be more inclined to get to work at a productive pace. Breaking tasks down and celebrating small wins will help keep you motivated.
Work along your personalised timeline and turn ideas into reality by plotting each action step that you need to take. Time Map View will help you to identify task responsibilities by using colour coded swimlanes, helping you to assess everyone’s priorities for the coming weeks.
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