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Belangrijke verbeteringen in MindManager 2017 Enterprise

The Mindjet team at Corel has just released the new MindManager Enterprise. We’re pleased to give our corporate customers a new MindManager that’s easily integrated into any enterprise environment. The latest release offers simple network deployment, SharePoint integration, support for industry-standard authentication protocols, and a depth of functionality that’s truly unmatched.

With mind mapping, diagram creation, visual planning tools, flexible sharing options and more, MindManager Enterprise helps improve communication and collaboration. It’s never been easier to turn ideas into strategies, action and success. Upgrade customers can now take advantage of new enterprise-ready updates that include: 

  • MindManager Enterprise 2017 for Windows, Service Release 1
  • MindManager 10 for Mac (version 10.5)
  • MindManager Server App for SharePoint
  • MindManager Reader for Mac and Windows
  • And the large-scale deployment admin builds for Windows

Enterprise is based on the power of our recently released MindManager 2017 for Windows with many new and powerful features covered here. And if you’re looking for info on the latest Mac version, you can also find details about MindManager 10.5 for Mac here.

Here’s an overview of what’s new in this MindManager Enterprise service release:

MindManager Enterprise for Windows

HTML5 Interactive Map Export

First, we’re making it easier to share your breakthrough thinking with everyone in your organization. We’ve enhanced the new HTML5 Map Export within MindManager Enterprise for Windows with the following new capabilities:

  • Topic Links: Link one topic to another topic
  • Layouts: Horizontal Timeline
  • Layouts: Vertical Timeline
  • Relationship Style: Right angle relationship style
  • Topic Styles: Topic styles visualized
  • Images Optimized: EMF and WMF images in maps are converted to PNG formats to display properly within the export

The HTML5 export can be shared and viewed on any modern browser. Viewers can navigate and search, open and close branches, and access links, attachments and topic notes.

The latest HTML5 export improvements can also be downloaded and easily added to MindManager 10 for Mac (version 10.5+).

Advanced Project Scheduling
2016-12-02_13-50-53 - Advanced SchedulingDrive productivity and success with new advanced project management features exclusive to MindManager enterprise including:

  • An enhanced and customizable Gantt chart that opens in a separate window
  • An ability to optimize your project schedule, remove slack, and move the schedule to a new start date or to have it complete on a specific date
  • Visualize overbooked resources in the new Resource chart
  • An option to visualize today’s date, highlight weekends and non-working days, and quickly navigate to today, the beginning or end of any project
  • New project reporting capabilities

With the power and flexibility of Advanced Project Scheduling, it’s easier than ever to see an entire project and improve business processes from start to finish.

 

SharePoint Integration
We’ve extended our integration with Microsoft SharePoint. Now, in addition to task name, priority, progress, resources, start date and end date, users can synchronize ‘categories’ between tasks in MindManager and their counterparts in SharePoint. Make a change in one application and the other application will get updated automatically.

MindManager SharePoint IntegrationIt’s also easier to create task plans in MindManager or reassign tasks by downloading resources from a SharePoint site for task assignments within MindManager.

We’ve also extended the ways to authenticate with SharePoint. Take advantage of new support for Office 365 Authentication, Azure ADFS/On Premises Authentication, and MFA Authentication, in addition to Windows NTLM Authentication and Forms Based Authentication.

 

Dashboard Map Roll-ups
We’ve added a new capability to create dashboard roll-up maps. You can add read-only topics or entire branches from one or more locally stored maps into a dashboard roll-up. This is a great way to roll multiple project plans and status into a single project portfolio dashboard.

2016-12-02_13-45-00 - Dashboard rollupThe team also made many additional bug fixes and updates.  You’ll find improvements to display the interface with high DPI settings, enhancements to the share button in the ribbon, optimized display upon opening of single sided maps like right-facing maps and org charts, and a number of other fine-tuning usability and bug fixes.

 

MindManager Server App for SharePoint

Enhanced Display of MindManager maps

SharePoint 2013 and 2016 users can now open and view maps that look nearly identical to maps created in either the Windows or Mac desktop apps.

The following are now able to be viewed for the first time in your browser when the SharePoint app is installed:

  • Layout Timeline – Horizontal
  • Layout Timeline – Vertical
  • Layout – Up Tree
  • Layout – Workflows, Concept Maps, Swim Lane diagrams
  • Workflow Topic Shapes
  • Topic Numbering
  • Topic Properties
  • Formulas
  • Comments
  • Custom Topic Shapes
  • Resource Load
  • Task Roll ups
  • Task Highlights
  • Topic Styles
  • Map Backgrounds

The new version of the MindManager Server App for SharePoint presents maps as read-only. Users can still edit maps using MindManager Enterprise.

MindManager Reader for Mac and Windows

In addition, we’ve also released a new lightweight reader application that can open MindManager maps on Windows and Mac operating systems. The interactive reader is perfect for deployment within organizations to ensure anyone can view MindManager maps.

MAP 2.4 is a Milestone NOT a Limit! – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-Es

 

50 Sign PostToday we are proud to announce a significant milestone in the development roadmap of our flagship Mindjet MindManager add-in, MAP for MindManager.

The 2.4 release of MAP, available today, contains 50 additional core functions for the Windows Desktop version of MindManager and continues to support MindManager 14, MindManager 15, MindManager 2016 and the latest release, MindManager 2017.

This goal could not have been reached without the support of our loyal MAP for MindManager users who have constantly provided suggestions, feedback, and encouragement. Thank you!

50 Great Reasons to Buy MAP for MindManager

50 Reasons to Buy MAP for MindManager

This latest release adds four new functions as well as a few minor updates, improvements, and fixes. The main additions are Linked Map Roll Up, Topic Count, Set Multi-Dependency and Image Extractor.

MAP 2.4 TaskPane Tiles

Linked Map Roll Up – converts simple Hyperlinked Map Dashboards to easily shared single file Maps by converting Hyperlinked Maps to Attachments. Learn more about this capability here: Linked Map Roll Up.

Topic Count – enables you to quickly calculate the number of immediate Sub-Topics and/or all Topic Descendents in a Branch with 1-click. Results are displayed as a message box, a Call-Out placed on the Selected Topic or a set of Custom Properties. Learn more about this capability here: Topic Count

Set Multi-Dependency – creates “one to many” Dependencies on Task Topics in one quick action. Learn more about this capability here: Set Multi-Dependency

Image Extractor – is an easy way to quickly extract all images and/or icons used in a Map to a local directory for use in other Maps or applications. You can learn more about this capability here: Image Extractor

See MAP 2.4 in Action

You can see these new functions in action in the overview video below which is the perfect length to view while taking a coffee break.

MAP 3.0

As we mention in the beginning of this post the 50 function goal is a MILESTONE and not a LIMIT! We have more development planned for MAP, the next round of which will start with MAP 3.0, due for release in Q1 of 2017.

Once again, we thank all our loyal users for your continued support and hope that MAP for MindManager continues to enhance your MindManager mapping for years to come.

Download MAP

You can try MAP for MindManager free for 14 days with a fully functional trial. Why not give it a test drive?

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Mindjet integratie met Zapier – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-El

 

Uitgebreide functionaliteit voor uw MindMaps met Zapier integratie

Groot, belangrijk nieuws voor alle gebruikers van MindManager. De integratie met Zapier is nu beschikbaar!

Mocht u het nog niet weten; Zapier is een slim, gemakkelijk te configureren proces en taak automatiseringsplatform die al uw favoriete apps met MindManager verbind. Deze functionaliteit is gemakkelijk op te zetten en eenvoudig in het gebruik. Met deze integratie kunt u de informatie uit uw MindManager Maps delen en ontvangen uit honderden applicaties rechtstreeks in of vanuit uw MindManager Maps.

MindManager is hiermee de meest te integreren mind mapping oplossing ter wereld. Het voordeel van al deze integraties is dat deze u in staat stellen uw project processen van planning tot executie te delen met anderen, inclusief interactieve dashboards en andere zaken. Dit wordt mogelijk gemaakt door Zapiers gemakkelijk te gebruiken web app. Waarmee u gemakkelijk gebruik kunt maken van de voorgebakken integraties of u configureert gewoon zelf een nieuwe integratie. Wij zijn dan ook meer dan verheugd met de lancering van deze functionaliteit.

Zapier maakt u “HAPPIER”

Zodra u een Zapier account heeft opgezet en uw nieuwe MindManager Account kunt u beginnen met het maken van uw “Zaps”. Deze zaps gedragen zich als een soort blauwdruk voor het onderling verbinden van applicaties.

Als u bijvoorbeeld een project met MindManager wilt plannen en vanuit MindManager taken naar Asana, Basecamp of een van de vele andere taak en project management apps wilt sturen dan kunt u dat nu doen!

Als alternatief kunt u updates en links in uw MindManager project dashboard Map ontvangen als een project deelnemer een bestand via Google Docs upload. Met Zapier werkt dat probleemloos.

Zapier werkt integraal met meer dan 700 verschillende apps om mensen te helpen hun processen te automatiseren en hun werk efficiënter te maken.

In de volgende voorbeelden leggen wij uit hoe Zapier wordt gebruikt om content van MindManager naar andere applicaties te sturen. In later te verschijnen voorbeelden laten we ook zien hoe Zapier updates kan sturen naar uw MindManager Maps.

Het versturen van MindManager content naar Zapier (en elke App in het Zapier platform)

Een van de meest gebruikte mogelijkheden in MindManager is het ontwikkelen van plannen voor uw initiatieven en projecten.

a) Plan uw nieuwe Project

Met deze nieuwe integratie kunt u elke MindManager taak kiezen en versturen via Zapier. Afhankelijk van de Zaps die u actief heeft kunt u MindManager taken uitwisselen met elk van de volgende Apps om taken, triggers en andere acties te maken.

MindManager kan via Zapier taken met de volgende apps uitwisselen: Trello, Podio, Basecamp, Wrike, Liquid Planner, Projectplace, KanbanFlow, Zoho Projects, Asana, Todoist, Wunderlist, OmniFocus, Toodledo, Remeber the Milk en vele anderen.

b) Versterk uw klant relaties

Zapier integreert ook met verschillende CRM applicaties zoals salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Zoho CRM, Sugar CRM en vele anderen. U kunt uw aantekeningen en telefoongesprekken van bespreking met uw klant rechtstreeks naar de betreffende klantkaart sturen.

Met Salesforce.com kunt u MindManager gebruiken om een:

  • nieuwproject zaak te creëren;
  • nieuwe taak aan te maken;
  • nieuwe notitie te maken;
  • nieuwe ‘lead’ aan te maken;
  • nieuwe ‘opportunitie’ aan te maken.

c) Exporteren en opslaan van een Map als een online document

Gebruikers kunnen ook volledige Maps naar applicaties zoals Google Docs uploaden en daarmee een nieuwe Doc maken.

Of, u gebruikt WebMerge om PDF’s te genereren, voegt Word DOCX documenten samen met data van online web services. Contracten, facturen, applicaties, tickets, etc worden allemaal dynamisch gecreëerd en besparen u tijd en geld. Ook kunt exporteert u eenvoudig notulen, aantekeningen naar text files in Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box etc.

Bronnen: Mindjet – Insight

MindManager 2017 voor Windows is beschikbaar! – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-Dh

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mindmanager-2017-launch

Michael Deutchby
October 5, 2016

Earlier today, Mindjet announced the release of its flagship product, MindManager 2017 for Windows.

We are excited to simultaneously release this new version in English, German and French. The whole team has been extremely busy since unveiling our last version, dedicating their passion and countless hours of care to deliver this major upgrade.

Our journey to MindManager 2017 began by working closely with our users through research, meetings with users at their sites and our offices, and via surveys and online communication.

What became clear from listening to you, our users, was the need to share your work with your colleagues who may not be using MindManager (yet)! You asked for easier ways to share your ideas, plans, and solutions with others while maintaining visual parity with the original map you created.

html-5 export exampleWe listened and we created a new universal file export based on HTML5 which produces an interactive file that can be opened in any modern browser. Reviewers can navigate within the map, open and close branches, access links, attachments and view topic notes and other map data, pan and zoom, search for information and more. This is the most powerful map export that we’ve ever created and we plan to continue to evolve and expand its capabilities.

Also, to support your ability to share MindManager content with anyone, we’ve added a new integration with Box and improved our integration with SharePoint by adding three new authentication methods, so now we support Windows NTLM Authentication, Forms Based Authentication, Office 365 Authentication (new), Azure ADFS/On Premises Authentication (new), and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) which is also new.

mind maps ZapierWe’re also excited to announce a new integration but this isn’t your everyday integration story. MindManager, with our integration into the Zapier platform, is now connected with over 700 different web apps making it the most integrated mapping solution in the world!

Zapier is a third party web application that allows you to automate tasks between MindManager and 700+ web applications and services including Gmail, OneNote, Box, Evernote, Slack, Trello, Jira, Basecamp, and more…

Users send topics from MindManager maps to any of the applications integrated with Zapier. Also, it’s possible to set up Zapier to send content to MindManager from these applications as well. Topics are not synchronized; they are either sent (e.g. exported) or received from other applications. For instance, users can build a project plan in MindManager and send the tasks to dozens of project and task management applications. Or, users can configure Zapier to send content like important emails or links to new documents added into your cloud storage to any of your maps, like a project dashboard map.

 

Another important use of MindManager is to plan and manage projects. Based on your feedback and suggestions, we’ve made several enhancements to help users plan and manage work with less effort and better results.

First, we added a new visualization for Project Managers…a way to not only visualize a project’s critical path within the map and Gantt chart but also the ability to filter on critical tasks. This tool helps managers focus their attention on the tasks that could potentially delay the project if something falls behind schedule.

 

We strongly believe in the power of visualization leveraging images, icons and even topic shapes and colors to differentiate topics allowing you, the user, to add meaning to each of these elements. We believe it’s not just a pretty picture you’re creating but a powerful way to manage your project, plan and ideas. In the MindManager 2017 release, we’ve added a new way to highlight completed tasks and allow you to set task highlighting on with or without applying task roll ups. So any task that you’re tracking can highlight when it is at risk (yellow), late (red) or completed (green). And we believe you should have the power to turn this feature on and set your own preferred colors.mingmanager-critical-path-setting

A smaller but useful update is to provide you with the option of wrapping the topic and task information so all the information is displayed within the map. In the past, for instance, when you had multiple resources assigned to a task, the information was cut off and only visible through hovering over the information and using the tool tips. Now you can apply the wrapping option and quickly scan your map with all the details visible.

But that’s not all!

We’ve added more visual layouts, expanding what you can create and present with MindManager.

Maps and concept maps and even our new workflow diagrams introduced last year, help you visualize and answer the questions of ‘what’ and ‘how’…possibly even ‘why’.

 

map-roadmap-exampleWith the new Timeline layouts, you can answer the question of ‘when’. Now you’ll be able to build out dynamic vertical and horizontal timelines to track and present time-based information. For instance, you can use it to display project timelines highlighting for the team key milestones or communicate your company history visually or your future plans. Personally, I envision using it to illustrate our product and development roadmaps. These new layouts provide the ability to show or hide branch content, add important meta-data like priorities, percent complete, notes, hyperlinks and more. You can quickly filter topics within the timeline or leverage the map index to quickly navigate to relevant topics.

We heard over the course of the year a lot of positive and some critical feedback for our latest visualization we introduced last year, flowcharts and concept maps. We continued to invest in this area, making improvements to help users draw flowcharts with ease. We added a new quick menu for choosing shapes in any direction off of a flow chart topic. Simply hover your mouse over a flow chart topic’s quick-add icon and a shape menu appears for your convenience.

special-map-featureAlso, based on the flowchart feedback, we made several enhancements to simplify the number of steps it takes to draw relationships between topics, enabled right angles in relationship lines to make a cleaner appearance within your diagrams, and added a way to insert a new topic between existing topics.

Sometimindmanager-map-indexmes we make minor enhancements that have big impacts for our users. In MindManager 2017, we introduce a slight change to topic Tags which might be one of my favorite of these smaller enhancements. Earlier versions of MindManager limited tags to be unique across all a map’s tag groups. In other words, if you added a tag called “High”, it was limited to one tag group within the map, for instance, the group “Risk”. Now, you can add the tag “High” to more than one tag group.

Another exciting visual enhancement is that we’ve added over 700 new topic images which can be easily resized without losing quality. The default size of the images are larger (52×52) in MindManager 2017 and allow you to scale to the maximum resolution of 192×192 without losing image quality. We’ve added new categories too, including Design & Engineering, Science & Medical, Transportation, Food, Holidays, and more. You can still access images from the previous version in the Library under the Legacy category. The MindManager templates library has also been updated to include these new images.

To get started, a free trial for MindManager 2017 is available or you can purchase it now.

If you have upgrade protection, MSA or active subscriptions, you will receive a download link and new license keys via email within the month. You can download a full functioning trial and you’ll receive your key before the trial expires.

Lastly, I’d like to offer a GIANT THANK YOU to everyone who has participated in getting this major new release available. Starting with all of our customers who provided feedback throughout the year to our development teams, product management and design, testing as well as the marketing team, support team and everyone in operations who have helped bring this version to life.

THANK YOU!
Happy Mapping!

 

 

New MindManager 10 for Mac Update: New Features & Fixes (Service Release 10.5) – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-CM

Goed nieuws voor Mindmanager voor Macintosh gebruikers. Er is een update service release voor iedereen die al op versie 10 zit. Gratis te downloaden
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new MindManager for Mac update

Michael Deutchby
October 6, 2016

We have some good news for Mac users — a free update for MindManager 10 for Mac.

The new MindManager 10.5 for Mac has a number of exciting features including new HTML5 export, an improved UI, Topic Quick Add, better compatibility with maps from Windows, updated images and libraries, and more. It also corrects some issues we’ve heard from the community and we’ve removed some outdated capabilities which we will investigate to replace in future releases.

Along with the free update for MindManager 10 for Mac customers, we’ve also introduced new, more affordable pricing across the board for Mac users. For new customers, the Mac product is now sold on its own for €179. Upgrade pricing is €89.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the highlights of the new 10.5 update:

Universal File Export
html5 interactive maps for mac
We’re excited to introduce a new universal file export based on HTML5 which produces an interactive file that can be opened in any modern browser. Reviewers of your map can navigate within the map, open and close branches, access links, attachments and view topic notes and other map data, pan and zoom, search for information and more.

This is the most powerful map export we’ve ever offered and we plan to continue to evolve and expand its capabilities. It will replace the current HTML5 export which had been listed as ‘beta’ previously.

New & Enhanced Interface
balanced scorecard map
We’ve also updated the interface to bring forward the most commonly used features and place them on the main toolbar to make it faster and easier for you to build your maps.

Topic Quick Add
We know a lot of MindManager users facilitate meetings with MindManager and use it for note taking (in and out of meetings). The ability to quickly hop around the map and add new topics to different sections is important so you can keep focused on note taking and not have to focus so much on ‘map making’.

We’ve added the Topic Quick Add, an optional feature set in MindManager’s preferences that creates blue frame around your selected topic with plus arrows in the different directions. Hit the plus sign and new topics will appear in the direction of your choice, creating either a parent topic, a sibling topic or a child topic.
balanced scorecard map

View Workflows, Concept Maps, Swim Lane Diagrams, Process Flows and Timelines created in MindManager for Windows

flowchart-for-macWe’ve updated the MindManager for Mac’s ability to display maps created in other parts of the platform. This is the first step in order to provide viewing capability as soon as possible. You’ll enjoy some editing capabilities but we’re working on expanding this feature to allow you the full ability to create these new diagram types.

New Images & Updated Templates
Another exciting visual enhancement is that we’ve added over 700 new topic images which can be easily resized without losing quality. The default size of the images are larger (52×52) in MindManager 10.5 for Mac and allow you to scale to the maximum resolution of 192×192 without losing image quality. You can still access images from the previous version in the Library under the Legacy category. The MindManager templates library has also been updated to include these new images.

gallery icons mindmanager macFinally, we’ve been doing some cleanup within the app and removed some of the outdated integrations along with several unsupported mapping features (Labels, Bookmarks, Slides).

I know it has been a while since our last update, longer than we had planned originally. I thank you for your patience. We are committed to making MindManager for Mac an amazing application with plans to continue making new improvements, fixing issues, and launching updates more frequently in the future.

If you’d like to try the new version, sign up for a free trial here.

If you are already on MindManager 10 for Mac, click here to download your free upgrade.

MindManager 2017 for Windows Sneak Peek – Part 5 – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-Cg

En dit is alweer deel 5 van de Sneak Peak met de belangrijke extra mogelijkheden van MindManager voor Windows versie 2017. Om misverstanden te voorkomen hebben we ook dit deel weer onvertaald gelaten.

mindmanager-timeline-map-feature

Michael Deutchby
September 29, 2016

It’s Time for Timelines

Leading up to the release of MindManager 2017 for Windows, we’ve previewed our new Universal File Export which can be opened via any modern desktop browser, our new integrations to send content to 700+ cloud-based apps and receive updates from the same apps via Zapier, and the new Critical Path view and filtering alongside the task highlighting capabilities.

Today, we will explore our new Timeline diagrams.

mindmanager-strategic-marketing-planning-timelineTimelines
Timeline diagrams display a series of events in chronological order. Typically, they are static diagrams.

MindManager’s Timelines, unlike static diagrams limited by space and function, are dynamic and interactive. Open and close the timeline’s branches, highlight events with meta data like priority or other icon markers, hyperlinks, notes, attachments, etc…With a click, you can access all of this content. Use the marker index to navigate your timeline events or apply filters to focus the view on content based on your desired criteria (e.g. show me all events that have a red flag or that have been marked as priority 1).

Timelines can be used for a variety of purpose, here are a few examples:

  • Project Timelines: Timelines can be useful for communicating key project milestones and present a big picture view without all the underlying tasks causing potential clutter or confusion.
  • Strategic or Business Plan Timeline: Timelines can be an effective way to communicate key milestones and goals for a strategy that you are implementing.
  • Product Roadmap: Product visions are often expressed in the form of a visual roadmap where the future of a product or portfolio of products are laid out and communicated via timelines.
  • Marketing Strategy / Plan: Highlight your organization’s key marketing events and milestones in a timeline.
  • Company History: Communicate key events that contributed to the evolution of your organization, products, and services.
  • And more…

MindManager’s Timelines can be presented in either horizontal or vertical layouts and the scale of the timeline is determined by the user and the context of the diagram being created.

You can create new timelines by either starting with a default blank timeline map or use one of the timeline templates. Also, you can change a central or floating topic’s layout to be either a vertical or horizontal timeline. It’s even possible to have multiple timelines in a single map using floating topics as each timeline’s starting point.

Here are some of the many benefits you’ll get from building and sharing interactive timelines with MindManager:

  • Greater clarity – Boil down multiple tasks, events and timelines into a single document.
  • Improved communications & alignment – enhance communication and alignment with others. Stakeholders throughout an organization can easily understand where teams are in a process.
  • Greater flexibility – unlike static timelines developed in drawing apps like Visio, MindManager topics contain metadata like icons, markers, notes, attachments, links, etc..Branches can be displayed or hidden, the timeline can be filtered to create alternative views of the timeline.

The possibilities are limitless. What will you be mapping out?

This concludes our pre-launch MindManager 2017 series. We’ve explored our new exports, the power of the Zapier integration, project enhancements, new timeline diagrams as well as our new image library.

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Stay tuned for our upcoming launch announcement!

MindManager 2017 for Windows Sneak Peek – Part 4 – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-BG

Hier is deel 4 van de Sneak Peak met de belangrijke extra mogelijkheden van MindManager voor Windows versie 2017.

Nieuwe Project Planning & Management functionaliteiten.

In de eerste delen van deze serie die uitmondt in de uitgave van MindManager 2017, hebben we een vooruitblik geworpen op onze nieuwe Universal File Export die kan worden geopend via elke moderne desktop webbrowser, onze nieuwe integraties om content naar meer dan 700 cloud-based apps te sturen en updates te ontvangen van diezelfde apps via Zapier.

Laten we vandaag dieper ingaan op een aantal verbeteringen die u helpen om uw projecten effectiever te plannen en te beheren.

Visualiseer het kritieke pad van uw project

“Critical Path modelling” is een populaire methode die veel wordt gebruikt bij verschillende projectvormen zoals bouw, ruimtevaart en defensie, software ontwikkeling, onderzoeksprojecten, productontwikkeling, machinebouw en fabrieksonderhoud.

Het kritieke pad van een project geeft een overzicht van het langste tijdspad van de geplande activiteiten tot het einde van het project en het eerste en laatste tijdstip waarop elke activiteit gestart en afgerond moet zijn, zonder dat het project meer tijd in beslag gaat nemen. MindManager heeft een nieuwe functie die het kritieke pad binnen een project in kaart brengt.

Als u de optie “Show Critical Path in Map & Gantt” selecteert, verschijnen icoontjes die aangeven dat de taak kritiek is, bij relevante onderwerpen en wordt het tijdspad gemarkeerd op het Gantt diagram.

Als bij één van de gemarkeerde taken de deadline niet wordt gehaald, is het project in gevaar.

Om projectmanagers te helpen om nog meer te focussen op de kritieke taken, hebben we een filter toegevoegd om kritieke taken te laten zien danwel te verbergen. Deze functie helpt om hoofd- en bijzaken te onderscheiden waarmee managers worden geholpen om beginnende problemen in te dammen en zo het tijdig opleveren van projecten te waarborgen!

Beperk problemen met Task Highlights

Project management is vaak een uitdagende taak…overzicht houden op alle bewegende onderdelen van een initiatief, ontstane problemen oplossen, teamleden geïnformeerd houden, drempels wegnemen… de lijst is oneindig.

Met deze ervaringen, hebben we onze Task Highligthing functie uitgebreid om het zo voor Project Managers eenvoudiger te maken om problemen op te merken en te beperken en er zo voor te zorgen dat het project op schema blijft.

Task Highlighting opties geven de mogelijkheid tot het veranderen van opvulkleuren van onderwerpen voor taken die vertraagd of in gevaar zijn en voor taken die zijn afgerond.

Dit maakt het voor managers eenvoudiger om door een takenlijst te scannen om potentiële probleemgebieden in het project te identificeren

De nieuwe instellingen om de Highlights aan of uit te zetten vindt u in de Task Calendar & Display Options.

We hebben een nieuwe optie toegevoegd waarmee afgeronde taken kunnen worden gemarkeerd en de mogelijkheid om te schakelen tussen het markeren van alleen roll-up taken of alle taken in de map.

Combineer beide nieuwe functionaliteiten – de kracht van kleurgecodeerde taakmarkeringen met de nieuwe kritieke-pad-visualisatie – om uw project management vaardigheden te versterken!

Om misverstanden te voorkomen hebben we ook de oorspronkelijke bijdrage van Michael Deutz hieronder, weer onvertaald gelaten.

Mindmanager 2017 Project Status Notification

Michael Deutchby
September 22, 2016

New Project Planning & Management Capabilities

In the first parts of this series leading up to the release of MindManager 2017, we’ve previewed our new Universal File Export which can be opened via any modern desktop browser, our new integrations to send content to 700+ cloud-based apps and receive updates from the same apps via Zapier.

Today, let’s explore some of the improvements to help you plan and manage projects more effectively.

Visualize your Project’s Critical Path

Critical Path modeling has been a popular method commonly used with all forms of projects including construction, aerospace and defense, software development, research projects, product development, engineering, and plant maintenance, among others.

A project’s critical path highlights the longest path of planned activities to the end of the project, and the earliest and latest that each activity can start and finish without making the project longer.
Within MindManager, there’s a new option that let’s you show the critical path within a project plan.

MindManager critical path menu

When you select the option to ‘Show Critical Path in Map & Gantt’, icons indicating the task is critical will appear on relevant topics and the path will be highlighted on the Gantt chart.

See the example below.

mindmanager Show Critical Path with Gant Chart

If any of the highlighted tasks slip past their due date, the project is at risk.

To help project managers focus even further on the critical tasks, we’ve added a filter to show or hide critical tasks. This feature will separate the signal from the noise, helping managers mitigate issues as they arise, ensuring projects are delivered on time!

Mindmanager Project Task Schedule

Mitigate Issues with Task Highlights

Project management is often a daunting task…keeping track of all the moving parts and pieces of an initiative, resolving issues as they arise, keeping team members informed, removing obstacles in their way…the list goes on and on.

With this in mind, we’ve expanded our task highlighting feature to make it easier for Project Managers to identify and mitigate issues to ensure the project stays on track.

Task Highlighting options allow you to change the topic fill colors for tasks that are Late, At-Risk and tasks that have been completed.

This will make it easier for managers to scan through a list of tasks to identify potential issues or problem areas in the project.

mindmanager-project-macro-schedule

The new settings to turn on or off the highlights are found in the Task Calendar & Display Options.

We’ve added the new option to highlight completed tasks and the ability to toggle between highlighting only roll-up tasks or all tasks in the map.

Combine both of these new capabilities — the power of color coded task highlights with the new critical path visualization — to supercharge your project management skills!

Stay tuned for our next update where we explore some exciting new ways to visualize your work with MindManager.

Don’t Wait! Get the Best of MindManager Today and Tomorrow.

When you buy or upgrade MindManager before September 30, 2016 you’ll get the current version of MindManager now, and you’ll also get MindManager 2017 for Windows when it’s released in October, courtesy of our Technology Guarantee. No hassle. No regrets. Just the best of MindManager today and tomorrow. Shop now.

We’d love to hear from you.

How are you using MindManager to support your projects? Brainstorming project ideas? Gathering and prioritizing requirements? Creating project plans and work breakdown structures?

Webinar met 11 MindManager toepassingsgebieden – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-By (English recording)

Revealing 11 Business Applications where MindManager Helps You [September 2016]

How do you use MindManager? If you use it for one or two business areas, think about how you can gain a competitive advantage if you apply it for more.

Meet our special guest Ary Velstra, Partner at Drielingh, for a presentation Tuesday 13th of September. Ary and Drielingh are longstanding MindManager partners, helping customers to get the most out of their MindManager investments.

Ary along with Aaron, our Customer Success Manager, reveal 11 business areas that can be covered by MindManager and where you can gain extra benefits in your daily work situations:

  1. Information & Knowledge Management
  2. Meeting Management
  3. Innovation
  4. Decision Making
  5. Financial Management
  6. Content Management
  7. Communication Management
  8. Project Management
  9. Operations Management
  10. Business Process Management
  11. Enterprise Application Integration

Discover or rediscover these business areas and make the most of MindManager in all your work scenarios.

Date September 2016
Duration 1 hour (including a session of questions & answers)
Speakers Ary Velstra, Partner at Drielingh, a longstanding MindManager partner helping customers to get the most out of their MindManager investments, and Aaron Rodericks, Customer Success Manager Western Europe, Middle East & Africa, MindManager at Mindjet

NOTE: If you have any questions after waching the recording, do not hesitate to contact us.

MAP for MindManager release 2.3 met alweer 4 nieuwe mogelijkheden – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-Bt

Olympic Limited heeft weer een aantal handige nieuwe opties aan MAP toegevoegd.
Kijk hieronder waarover het gaat en ontdek de extra mogelijkheden om tijd te winnen als je toch al met MindManager aan de slag bent.

We are pleased to announce the release of MAP 2.3 now available to download from www.olympic-limited.co.uk or www.mapformindmanager.com.

This latest release brings the number of capabilities MAP offers to almost 50 (48 in fact), including our latest stand-alone add-in Google Search Plus. You can read more about this new capability in the next article.

We also have Sort by Property and Filter by Property, two new functions for those of you who wish to get more from your Topic Properties which can now be filtered or sorted with just a few mouse clicks. Topics are matched by the Topic Property Value.

Finally, Link To PDF Page# enables you to create Hyperlinks directly to a specific page within a local or web-based PDF document. Great for mapping out documents or manuals.

Watch the video below to see these new functions in action and find more information on the dedicated MAP website: http://www.mapformindmanager.com

MAP for MindManager 2.3 Overview
View the MAP 2.3 Overview Video

MindManager 2017 for Windows Sneak Peek – Part 3 – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-Bh

Hier is deel 3 van de Sneak Peak met de belangrijke extra mogelijkheden van MindManager voor Windows versie 2017. Ook nu hebben we het weer onvertaald gelaten, om misverstanden te voorkomen
Mindmanager 2017 Preview Receive Zapier Integration

Michael Deutch by
September 15, 2016

Receiving MindManager Updates via Zapier

In my last post, I highlighted new MindManager export possibilities with Zapier.

Today, I’ll share some examples of how these same apps and more can send content to your MindManager 2017 maps.

Before we dive into examples, let me explain at a high level how it all works.

Receiving Zaps – An Overview

Zapier is a 3rd party platform that was built to connect web applications with other web apps. Now, I know what you’re thinking. But wait, MindManager is a desktop application. How, then, did you enable it to receive content from Zapier? A-ha! My friends, we got innovative and built a cloud app that is always on and always connected to Zapier. That way, any updates in any of the 700+ applications on the zapier platform, regardless of when content is sent, will always reach our application in the cloud and will send you the updates when you open the map with the topic that was specified to receive the information.

Before configuring your Zapier settings for receiving content within MindManager, you’ll have to tell Zapier which topics will be receiving data. You do that by selecting a topic and using the Zapier options in MindManager’s menu to select “Make Receiving Topic”.

Once this is complete, you’ll be able to send content from hundreds of apps to this branch via Zaps configured within Zapier.

Don’t worry if this is a little confusing, it’s easy to setup and we’ll be providing more documentation and additional resources to guide you through the process. Once you see how easy it is to setup and the initial familiarization, you’ll be able to do some amazing things…

Here are some examples!

Forward Emails to Your MindManager Maps

Zapier allows you to setup a unique email address within their system.

Why is this important? You can forward emails to your zapier email account and Zapier can be setup to forward the emails to maps of your choosing.

Forward Emails to Your MindManager Maps

Connect your Gmail, Office 365 or Microsoft Exchange email accounts to MindManager to receive notifications for new emails.

Depending on the service you use, your topics can include the email’s subject line, snippet of the content, sender name and email address.

You’ll also have the ability to include the email’s URL too which can be added as a topic link, providing a one-click way to open up the conversation.

Emails can be filtered and forwarded based on their content…. For instance, if the subject contains “Project XYZ” send it to my “Project XYZ” dashboard map in MindManager.

Web & Social Monitoring

With our new Zapier integration, you can scour the web and build a dynamic MindManager dashboard that captures everything being said about you and your company.

  • Mention: People talk about your brand 24/7, and brand monitoring needs to be just as constant. It’s tough to stay on top of what’s being said about you and your company much less all of your competitors. Mention allows you to track all of it whether it’s on social media or other online destinations.
  • Tweets: You can track what others are saying about your company or create a list of your employees and see what they’re saying out in the Twittersphere.
  • Reddit: Someone talking about your company or products on Reddit? Capture it in your MindManager dashboard map.

Automatically Add New Docs to Your Project Dashboard

Working on a project and want to keep track of all of the deliverables in a project dashboard map? No problem.

You can use Zapier to create new topics with links to documents in your project and dashboard maps every time a team member adds a new file to DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or Box.

And the possibilities go on and on…

These are just a handful of examples of what’s now possible. You can explore the different integrations available to you on the Zapier web site.

Don’t Wait! Get the Best of MindManager Today and Tomorrow.

When you buy or upgrade MindManager before September 30, 2016 you’ll get the current version of MindManager now, and you’ll also get MindManager 2017 for Windows when it’s released in October, courtesy of our Technology Guarantee. No hassle. No regrets. Just the best of MindManager today and tomorrow. Shop now.

I’d love to hear which integrations you’d like to explore and why. Please let us know in the comments.