MindManager Pro and JCVGantt: Project Management at its Best

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!


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7 Responses to “MindManager Pro and JCVGantt: Project Management at its Best”

  1. MindManager Pro and JCVGantt: Project Management at its Best Says:

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  2. PM Hut Says:

    The shifting right now is towards online PM tools (for collaboration purposes). Is MindManager following the trend?

  3. Chance Brown Says:

    PM Hut:

    I would say MindJet (maker of MindManager) is certainly aware of this trend. I am sure that is why they created Mindjet Connect. With Mindjet Connect you can collaborate with MindManager, JCV Gantt and other applications.

  4. Brian Says:

    Hi Chance:

    Here is a write yp that I did last year about MindManager and JCVGantt.


  5. chuck Says:


    Just wanted to say thanks for the great blog and article on MindManager and JVCGantt. I am a MindManager fan and currently use ver X5, after reading a couple of articles on your blog I will probably upgrade to version 7 in the near future.

    Have a good one,


  6. Chance Brown Says:

    Thanks Brian for the link to your write up on MindManager and JCVGantt.
    Everybody: Click on Brian’s link above. He too has found great benefit in using MindManager with JCVGantt! –Chance

  7. Chance Brown Says:

    Thanks Chuck for the positive feedback. I hope you make the upgrade to MindManager 7. It is a great product! –Chance

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