iMindMap Ultimate has powerful brainstorming, Mind Mapping and presentation features, but it also has another secret weapon; flowcharts. The flowchart feature offers another creative way for you to capture, consolidate and organise information.
Creating flowcharts in iMindMap is simple. Drag and drop your flowchart shapes from the Properties Panel on the right hand side, drawing relationship arrows as you go. To draw relationship arrows, simply hover over a shape and drag your arrow to the shape you want it to connect to.
Flowcharts are an invaluable tool to improve your teamwork. Below, we explain why you should use them within iMindMap to highlight the responsibilities of the individuals within your team and plan projects to perfection.
Flowcharts identify the steps in a project and highlight relations between tasks so your team can see how their work impacts one another’s. On iMindMap’s limitless canvas, you can use flowcharts in conjunction with Mind Maps to add a new visual aspect to your work. A flowchart will drill down into the details of your project while a Mind Map will give you a big picture overview to ensure you haven’t overlooked anything.
Before you begin working out the nitty gritty details of your project, create a Mind Map to map out all of the individuals involved in the project and the key tasks. Then build your flow chart, working through each key task and identifying the steps that need to be taken for the tasks to be completed.
Teams operate more efficiently when they understand the roles and responsibilities of their colleagues. It’s crucial for team productivity and communication. The organisational structure of a flowchart will help you define the areas of responsibility of your team members and streamline workflow. iMindMap gives you the freedom to quickly build eye-popping flowcharts and the flexibility to rearrange with ease.
To make the job duties of your team members crystal clear, try a team flowchart:
1) Add a shape in the centre of the iMindMap canvas to represent the person in charge of the project.
2) Surrounding the central shape, add a shape for each of the team members involved in the project, drawing relationship arrows to connect them to the centre.
3) Add shapes for each responsibility of each team member, building your flowchart until all of the tasks that need doing for the project to be completed are added.