Archive for July 23rd, 2008

MindManager Pro and JCVGantt: Project Management at its Best

July 23, 2008

If you are looking for a way to creatively and dynamically manage your projects then you need to get MindManager Pro 7 and JCVGantt Pro 3.

These two applications made by Mindjet give you the creativity of mindmapping software and the structured output of traditional project management software.

Here’s how it works: You create all the major project tasks and subtasks with timeframes in MindManager. Then you simply click the “Show JCVGantt” button. And just like that, all of your project data appears in JCVGantt, a project management software tool.

You can toggle back and forth between your mindmap and the JCVGantt view. The programs are also linked so anything you change on the JCVGantt view is automatically updated on your mindmap!

Here’s a graphical view of the steps:

Step 1: Create your mindmap with project tasks and dates:

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Step 2: Click “Show JCVGantt” button to transform your mindmap data into a JCVGantt project view:

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Step: 3: If Microsoft Project is your project management software of choice, you only have to click one button:

…and your mindmap project data is imported into Microsoft Project:

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Now you can finally leverage the power of mindmapping AND traditional project management. THANK YOU MINDJET!