Helpt je werkdruk verminderen met slimme tools voor personeelsgesprekken en zakelijk mindmappen

Combineer je mapping proces met projectplanning en versnel je strategieplanning – https://wp.me/p7LY0e-GK

Strategie planning vereist een grondig begrio van de huidige omstandigheden voordat je de basis voor verbetering kunt leggen. Leer hoe Transcend, een duurzame bouwer, tijd bespaarde door hun hele business plan met Barvas te ontwiekkelen. 

Designed specifically for Senior Management and Project Delivery teams to:

1. Fully understand any challenge

2. Prioritise operational issues

3. Make planning easy

4. Keep delivery teams and management teams aligned

5. Make progress visible

6. Deliver great results

Terry Johnson, President of United Communications Network Incorporated based in Auburn, Maine (US) and Randall Marmet who lives in Tennessee, recently shared their experience of using Barvas.

Their pioneering organisation is in the process of developing a revolutionary approach to the construction of sustainable houses, utilising composites (fibre reinforced plastics, foam insulation, epoxy, etc.) to reduce the amount of energy required to heat and cool a house by more than 70%, while reducing the environmental impact and specifically the carbon foot print to about 1/10th of those built from standard materials. The initial prototype structure to demonstrate this technology is being developed in the form of a mobile high-tech 32ft model house, which will be deployed throughout the US to validate this technology.

 

Terry has been an avid user of our desktop product (MindGenius) for many years, and used it in multiple projects and businesses. Terry’s business partner, Randall, is new to the software. But with more than 1000 miles between them, our new product Barvas seemed to be the perfect choice to help them plan and manage their business remotely.

“Our whole business plan has been generated and completed using Barvas and it has made massive differences to the speed we have managed to work at”

Communication challenge

The formidable challenge of communicating developments and coordinating the extensive research and logistics of this project are being beautifully addressed by Barvas.  Efficiently navigating and documenting each of the different tasks is being supported through the use of a number of maps and folders that enable them to mutually contribute,  modify, and sometimes work together in real-time – a good example of this being their regular live brainstorming sessions. This creative mind mapping approach and online documentation functionality has enabled them to be highly productive across complex tasks from remote locations.

Business planning & task management

Terry commented “Barvas provides a complete solution for myself and Randall to collaborate instantaneously on the many aspects of building our business plan. We have been managing around 25 projects and involving our patent lawyers in the process. We are able to store and track all our relevant discussions and key documents and maintain a status of our project progress. Our whole business plan has been generated and completed using Barvas and it has made massive differences to the speed we have managed to work at.”

Randall also commented that, “The use of a mapping process within project planning was completely new to me – I had been surviving on spreadsheets for years. I can honestly say Barvas is the best bit of software I have ever used. Barvas allows me to capture concepts and ideas at the speed by brain creates them and the ability to filter, move and review by ideas is perfect”.

 

Nieuw boek: (In het Duits) MindManager 2017: – https://wp.me/p7LY0e-Gs

Mindmapping | Visualisierung | Selbstmanagement (mit Anwendungen)

Onze Oostenrijkse collega trainer Andreas Lercher heeft zijn nieuwe boek voor jullie af. Het gaat uit van versie MindManager 2017 for Windows en dat maakt het net weer wat actueler dan ons eigen boek 😉

Lern- und Handbuch für die effiziente und rasche MindManager-Anwendung

Einfache Visualisierung komplexer Ideen und Informationen durch flexible Mindmaps und Diagramme

Mit einem durchgängigen Praxisbeispiel sowie Übungen

Mit MindManager 2017 können Sie komplexe Sachverhalte einfach strukturieren und darstellen.

Selbstmanagement, Brainstorming, Meeting-Management, Projektplanung oder Aufgabenverteilung: Sie lernen, Ihre Ideen und Informationen optimal mithilfe von Mindmanager zu visualisieren und mit anderen zu teilen. Andreas Lercher zeigt Ihnen die verschiedenen Phasen der Entstehung einer Mindmap und erklärt, wie eine solche Mindmap mit MindManager erstellt wird sowie Struktur und Kategorien erhält.

Außerdem demonstriert der Autor, wie Sie die in MindManager dargestellten Informationen in andere Apps wie z.B. die von Microsoft Office oder Apple exportieren können. So werden Sie in die Lage versetzt, eigene Wissenslandkarten oder auch wirkungsvolle Infografiken zu erstellen und zu nutzen.

 

Je kunt dit gewoon bestellen bij Amazon.com

 

Vanaf nu is Service Pack 2 voor MindManager 2017 online.

Goed nieuws voor MindManager 2017 gebruikers.

Mindjet heeft servicepack 2 getest en vanaf nu is het voor jullie beschikbaar

De slimste manier is als je MindManager 2017 opent en dan onder de HELP tab klikt op Chck for Updates. Dan wijst het zich vanzelf.

MindManager for Windows Release Notes: Version 17.2.208
© 2017
April 10, 2017
WHAT’S NEW IN MINDMANAGER 2017 VERSION 2017.2.208
Mindjet Cloud Storage beta has ended. Mindjet Cloud Storage has been removed from Places.
MindManager HTML5 Export enhancements:
  • Easier method for finding content with the new Search
  • Print and share content with others
  • Save time working with maps due to the amazing performance improvements for larger maps to open, pan and work with branches (open
  • /close)
  • Map Parity with topics now displaying spreadsheets, excel ranges, topic charts & task effort and retaining the open / close state of branches when you export or saved your MMAP file.

Je vindt nog meer verbeteringen (ook voor MindManager Enterprise) opgesomd in de release notes

Service Pack 2 for MindManager 2017 online.
Release Notes Englisch via https://www.mindjet.com/latest-release-notes-enterprise-windows-english

Handig: Maak Subtopics automatisch aan met Data van andere Apps – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-G4

Voor jullie gevonden op het ZAPIER blog

All great plans start with an idea. With the newest update to the MindManager Zapier integration, your team can start bringing that idea to life faster than ever. Now you can use Zaps to automatically create subtopics in MindManager using data from your other apps. That way, your plan of action is centralized no matter where your ideas originate.

What’s New with MindManager

New Action

  • New Subtopic: Add a subtopic to your MindManager desktop application.

How to Automate MindManager with Zapier

  1. Make sure you have a Zapier account and a MindManager account
  2. Try some pre-made MindManager integrations and learn more about how MindManager works with Zapier
  3. Check out our MindManager help documentation for details on connecting your account and setting up your first Zap
  4. Or login to build a custom workflow with MindManager and Zapier

MAP 3 versie voor MindManager van Olympic-Ltd – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-FZ

Olympic Limited heeft haar succesvolle MindManager Add-in weer uitgebreid.

This new release includes improved code, UI improvements along with Dual Ribbon Menu support, a new Favorite Command feature and two new functions, MyMapsPlus & YouTube Video Topics.

MyMapsPlus, released earlier this year as a stand-alone add-in for MindManager, has now been fully integrated into MAP 3 providing a fully functional Windows Explorer capability within a MindManager Taskpane.

It offers unparalleled access to system files when working with your Maps and makes Drag ‘n’ Drop a breeze. It also enables quick access to local cloud storage solutions, such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and MS OneDrive, using shortcut icons.

You can also tag frequently used folders as favorites and access them quickly from the MyMapsPlus interface.

Lees NU Alle Details Van MindMapsPlus. 

YouTube Video Topics enable you to add YouTube video data to a Topic and have the content displayed in a dedicated Taskpane on demand. Users can also opt to display Topic Text Note content in second view beneath the video or a user specified web URL to display associated content to the video in a browser.

There is also a free viewer add-in available for MindManager 14, MindManager 15, MindManager 2016 and MindManager 2017 enabling non MAP for MindManager users to enjoy your YouTube Video Map creations.

Lees NU Alle Details van YouTube Video Topics

Bekijk  de  MAP 3 Overview Video

Of ga direct naar de MyMapsPlus of YouTube Video Segmentens met  onderstaande links:

Click to view MyMapsPlus segment

Click to view YouTube Video Topics segment

Goed nieuws voor MAC gebruikers: Versie 10.6.112 is beschikbaar – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-FM

Zoals altijd is deze nieuwe versie gratis voor MindManager for Mac gebruikers die al versie 10.x hebben.

Je kunt hem hier downloaden https://www.mindjet.com/mm-mac-dmg

Heb je een MindManager for MAC versie 8 of 9, dan kun je upgraden http://www.drielingh.nl/Mindmapping/?page_id=575

Alle anderen kunnen gewoon hier bestellen.
(voor single gebruikers…. maak gebruik van de Drielingh korting code (zie de gele button hiernaast)

Mindmanager 10 voor Mac functies:

De releasenotes van de laatste versie vind je hier: 

Mindmanager 10 voor Mac biedt veel tools voor projectmatig werken. Gebruik Mindmanager 10 voor:

Brainstormen: je kunt je ideeën opslaan en samenvoegen op een virtueel whiteboard. De mindmaps die je creëert zorgen voor een visueel model van je gedachten en informatie, waardoor je creativiteit een boost krijgt en je sneller verbanden kan leggen.

Plannen: samen werken is samen plannen. Met Mindmanager 10 zorg je er voor dat de projectplanning duidelijk is, waardoor iedereen hetzelfde beeld van de van de projectinvulling heeft en informatie eenvoudig gedeeld kan worden. Ook kun je makkelijk opdrachten en prioriteiten toekennen aan verschillende deelnemers of taken.

Projectuitvoering: de uitvoering van je project wordt goed ondersteunt met de management-tools in Mindmanager 10. Je kan bijvoorbeeld taken toekennen aan de deelnemers, communiceren via één platform en eenvoudig de voortgang controleren.

Met Mindmanager 10 voor Mac heb je een compleet softwarepakket, waarmee je kunt brainstormen, informatie organiseren en plannen. Maak mindmaps bij projecten, breng alle informatie samen op één plek, zodat iedereen in dezelfde structuur werkt. Zo worden data, creativiteit en ideeën optimaal benut.

Mindmanager 10 voor Mac heeft andere functies dan Mindmanager 2016 voor Windows. Klik hier voor de vergelijking.

Bijzondere kenmerken:

Voor sommige onderdelen heb je de volgende programma’s nodig:

• Microsoft Office Professional 2010, 2013 of2016 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Microsoft Project 2010, 2013 of 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Adobe Acrobat, minimaal versie 9.2
• Adobe Flash, minimaal versie 10
• Internet

 

 

Wil je meehelpen om MindManager te verbeteren? – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-FA

We kregen dit verzoek van MindManager’s developers.

Heb je ideetjes of probleempunten? Dit is het moment om die kenbaar te maken. (geen garantie dat het direct wordt opgepikt 😉

Your opinion is important to us.

Our latest release: MindManager 2017; contains several important features and enhancements resulting from your responses to our survey last year.

Now is your chance to influence our upcoming MindManager releases. Please take this short survey so we can keep improving MindManager in the ways that matter most to you!

Feel free to pass this survey along to your english speaking customers.

Also we have an Enterprise survey that has some additional questions about SharePoint and Gantt Pro, if you or any of your customers prefer to take that one let me know.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DC2PPNV

 

We zijn benieuwd.

Gratis naar Leonardo da Vinci – Genius in Beurs van Berlage? -http://wp.me/p7LY0e-Fp

Het genie Leonardo da Vinci centraal in Beurs van Berlage

 beurs-van-berlage-da-vinci-mona-lisaVan 27 januari tot en met 20 juni 2017 strijkt de reizende tentoonstelling Leonardo da Vinci – Artist – Inventor  –  Genius neer in de Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. De uitgebreide overzichtstentoonstelling laat zien dat Leonardo da Vinci veel meer was dan de schilder van de Mona Lisa. Hij opende in de vijftiende eeuw zijn geest en was in zijn denken en doen zijn tijd vele honderden jaren vooruit.

“Als geest en hand niet samengaan, ontstaat er geen kunst” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

Wie was Leonardo da Vinci

 leonarde-da-vinci-amsterdam-beurs-van-berlageLeonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) staat te boek als de meest ruimdenkende en briljante wetenschapper, kunstenaar en uitvinder ooit. Bijna vijfhonderd jaar na zijn dood, is de belangstelling voor zijn werk onverminderd groot. De recente vondst van een originele pentekening (geschatte waarde €15 miljoen) in Parijs en de koop van een privécollectie door de Poolse overheid met daarin Da Vinci’s Dame met Hermelijn (1490) waren wereldwijd voorpaginanieuws.

Da Vinci werd geboren in het Italiaanse Florence, waar hij onder beeldhouwer en schilder Verrocchio studeerde. “Een verstandig leerling vermeerdert de bekwaamheid van zijn leermeester”, zo stelde Da Vinci en vanuit Milaan vervolgde hij zijn eigen pad met gerenommeerde meesterwerken als Het Laatste Avondmaal en ’s werelds meest beroemde portret La Giaconda, beter bekend als de Mona Lisa. Het is in die werken waarin Da Vinci zijn meesterlijke techniek en vooruitstrevendheid bij uitstek toont. Niet alleen Da Vinci’s kunstwerken, maar ook zijn uitvindingen spreken nog altijd tot de verbeelding.

Het beroemde werk van Leonardo da Vinci

De expositie Leonardo da Vinci – Artist – Inventor –  Genius maakt al zijn werk tastbaar voor een breed publiek. Naast reproducties van Da Vinci’s meest beroemde kunstwerken, bevat de expositie ruim uit tientallen uit hout gereconstrueerde uitvindingen. Deze zijn door Italiaanse vakmannen minutieus in elkaar gezet, op basis van Da Vinci’s originele tekeningen en een groot deel hiervan is door de bezoekers aan te raken en te bedienen. De letterlijke tastbaarheid van het getoonde werk, maakt de denkwereld van het genie inzichtelijk en schetst een helder beeld van hoe ver Da Vinci zijn tijd vooruit was.

De bezoeker wordt meegenomen langs de mythes en legendes rond zijn leven en voelt aan den lijve hoe Da Vinci’s erfenis ook heden ten dage nog inspireert, uitdaagt en een raampje in het hoofd openzet dat creativiteit toelaat.

Tentoonstelling: Leonardo da Vinci – Artist –  Inventor – Genius

Periode: 27 januari – 20 juni 2017
Locatie: Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam
Dagelijks geopend van 11:00 tot 19:00 uur, kassa sluit om 18:15 uur.

Prijzen                                       Kassa      Online
Volwassenen:                          € 12,50     € 11,50
Museumkaart:                         € 10,50     € 9,50
CJP:                                          € 10,50     € 9,50
Kinderen (6 tot 16 jaar):        € 6,50       € 5,50
Groepen (10 tot 50 tickets):  € 10,-        € 9,-

Tickets zijn in maart ook verkrijgbaar in combinatie met een treinkaartje in de Spoordeelwinkel.

Je kunt je ticket het hele jaar 2017 omruilen voor de korting.

MindManager 2017’s new features in action – 1: HTML 5 export – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-Fd

What is HTML 5 export and what does it do?

While MindManager 2017 (MM 2017) did not give users everything they wanted, it did deliver a number of unexpected but mostly pleasant surprises. In this occasional series I’ll explore some of these new features, both major and minor, and provide examples of how to use them in interesting ways.

My first example is the HTML 5 export facility which allows users to export a mindmap as a web page. These maps do not require MM and in fact can be accessed by anyone with a browser. With the latest 17.1.167 update they can also use a number of layouts and are fully interactive, allowing users to expand and collapse branches and click on hyperlinks and attachments. Most aspects of mind maps including features such as topic notes are also retained in the export process. The HTML 5 export also replaces the previous somewhat unreliable interactive PDF export feature.

There is clearly a great range of potential uses for this facility. In effect, read-only but highly interactive maps can accessed easily, both by the wider community (for example, maps showing council and community facilities with expandable links to further information) and within organisations (for example project management maps, or maps of organisation policies) – and only the people directly responsible for creating and editing the maps require MM licences to use them.

In this post I’ll describe how the export facility works. I will also demonstrate a map I created for a simple purpose – the creation of a table of posts I write in 2016 for one of my blogs. Other examples where such a map could be used include as a menu for website navigation or a table of contents for an online publication.

First, a few caveats. This is a new feature and it still under development, so there are a few rough edges. While many MM features are available, not all of them are; similarly, not all the layout options work effectively and sometimes things can get messed around a little in the export process. The exported pages work better with some browsers than others and there is limited customisation of the non-map elements which include some mandatory elements such as the MM logo. These issues are relatively minor however and the exported maps are more than useable.

Setting up and exporting a map

The export process is very easy, especially if you are using a fairly straight-forward map. In fact, the export process is so quick you can repeat it and view the results multiple times, making it easy to experiment with different options.

First of course you have to make your map. The first time you create a map for export I suggest using something simple like a radial layout. Also bear in mind that when you export the map it will be the original map file name that is displayed, not the name of the HTML file generated, unless you remove the name entirely.

If you are setting up a table of contents or directory involving web content and you don’t already have a listing of the sites involved you will of course have to create or import these, along with the hyperlinks. You can do this manually or to speed up the process using the Google Search plus facility, available from Olympic Limited as a stand-alone add-in or as part of their multi-functional MAP add-in.

You have two choices about how to handle the linked sites in MM for the purpose of export. The first, which I’ll use in the following example, is to create a topic for each site with the link attached. While you can export topics with multiple links it’s probably safer to stick to one link per topic.

The second is to paste the link into the topic notes. It’s easier to have multiple links in a single topic but note you will need to consider whether the resulting layout will look good on a web page, particularly if you have a large map.

Once the map is created and saved, all you need to do to is click on the File tab, select Export and then select HTML 5 Interactive Map. You will be prompted for a file name for the HTML file (note as I said earlier that the export will display the original map name, not that of the HTML file, unless bar with the name is removed). Then press enter and the HTML 5 export file will be created.

At this point you will be given the option to view the map in your default browser. This will give you the opportunity to review the map’s appearance as a web page. Inevitably the export process will introduce some changes which will be more noticeable with some layouts and templates than others.

Uploading the HTML page to a website

Creating the HTML 5 version of the map is only half the story – you will now need to upload it to a website. How you do this depends of course on your website hosting arrangements and the applications and templates you are using. The uploaded map may look somewhat different to the preview in your default browser and you may also need to adjust settings in MM and export again to achieve the results you want.

There are other issues to consider. For example, if your website is hosted at WordPress.com you cannot upload an HTML page at all. On the other hand if you use the WordPress application on a site hosted by you or a third party you can upload an HTML file but you will need to use a plug-in to install it successfully. Andrew Wilcox’s Applications of MindManager describes the process, which requires the use of the iframe plug-in.

Another issue is that the exported HTML file contains the Mindjet logo and a toolbar with a Help button that somewhat confusingly links to the online help file for MM 2017. When this question was raised on the Mindjet community forum Mathieu van der Wal identified how the file can be edited to remove these features.

Based on the solutions provided by Andre and Mathieu I have developed the following process to uploading an HTML map and if desired removing any Mindjet additions:

  1. Create a map and then export the HTML 5 version as described in the previous section.
  2. If you don’t want the Mindjet logo and toolbar to be displayed, open the HTML exported file in Notepad or another plain text editor. Find the line containing “toolbar-container” and delete it, then do the same to the line containing the phrase “mj-logo-link” (it’s difficult to show the lines in full as they interfere with the code for this page). Then resave the file.
  3. Install the iframe plug-in on your WordPress site.
  4. Create a new page, add an appropriate heading and introductory text and switch to Text edit mode.
  5. Go to the iframe plug-in on the Plugins page and click on View Details. Click on the Installation tab and follow the instructions there to insert some shortcode on the page you have created (the line beginning [iframe src” followed by a URL link name and ending with width=”100%” height=”500″] or similar (the actual name doesn’t matter as it will be replaced in step 7 below). Save the page as a draft.
  6. Upload your exported HTML 5 file to the media library in your WordPress installation. Copy the resulting URL address in full.
  7. Switch back to the draft page then carefully highlight the URL within the quotation marks in the iframe shortcode you pasted in step 5. Replace this with the name of the file you uploaded.
  8. Save the page and review its appearance – the uploaded map should be visible on the page in a window – if not, you may need to use scroll vertically or horizontally within the window to find it.
  9. You can now experiment with both the width and height of the map window and with the controls that form part of the uploaded file. For example the window may be a bit narrow at 100%, even if the map is resized. It is possible however to increase the width over 100%, though this may affect the page sidebar if it has one.

 Customising the map – an example

For many purposes the standard map layouts will be fine but in some cases the appearance can be, well, a bit too “mappy”. If you want something a bit different you will need to choose a more appropriate layout and undertake more sophisticated formatting, but the more complex these both become the more likely the resulting export will not reflect what you want, at least initially.

Therefore there could be a fair degree of trail and error involved getting the exported map to look the way you want. As noted before, however, the HTML export process does make it very easy to trial different approaches, refining them until you get the desired result – or at least something close to it, given that there are some limitations. The following example, based on an HTML 5 map of posts made in 2016 to this website, demonstrates some of the formatting options and how to implement them.

The first step was to create a fairly standard map of the posts. There were only nine of them (I’ll concede a pathetically low number) which I organised into four groupings, as follows:

sociamind-blog-map-original

I then collapsed the map to the four main topics and exported it to an HTML 5 file. While the resulting map was functional it’s appearance was not what I had in mind:

sociamind-blog-map-original-html-v2

I then experimented with a conventional tree layout and even a vertical timeline, but neither gave me the look I wanted, particularly when exported. Eventually I decided on a right-sided map:

sociamind-blog-map-stage-2-html-v1

This was closer to the mark, but I wanted the map title to be at the top. First I made the central topic “disappear” by selecting “no line” in Topic Shape in the Design tab on the ribbon and also making the topic fill colour the same as the background. Then I inserted a floating topic containing the map title above the main topics: Again I removed the topic line and made the fill the same colour as the background:

sociamind-blog-map-stage-3-html-v1

This was almost right but I went one step further. I uploaded the image header from the Sociamind blog page to Photoshop, added the title and saved the result as a new JPG file. Then returning to the map I deleted the floating topic with the title and in its place inserted the edited JPG file as a picture, taking care to remove its topic line and to ensure that the fill matched the background.

I also used the MAP add-in’s facility to apply a fixed topic width to the main topics and added a simple instruction as a fifth main topic, but one with no line and a fill colour matching the background.

Finally I went to the Show/Hide drop-down menu (in the detail section of the View tab) and unticked Revision Number and Modification date along with Main Topic Handles. The final result (which can be accessed here) looked like this when exported:

sociamind-blog-map-final-html-v1

How could the HTML 5 export be improved?

There is no doubt that this is a great feature which has the potential to substantially increase exposure to mind maps and encourage their use. As I said at the beginning, however, the export process has a few rough edges which need to be ironed out. There are a few other areas for potential improvement:

  1. The range of layouts that work with HTML 5 export need to be expanded – and the degree to which the process correctly reproduces these layouts improved.
  2. The ability to navigate a web map should be made easier. Windows in many website templates are often constrained, which means that maps, particularly smaller ones, may not always be visible in the windows containing them.
  3. The ability to access links also needs to be improved. At the moment there appears to be a bug which removes favicons and replaces then with the generic link icon, which should be fixed.
  4. Going further there should be recognition that clicking on a small icon to access links may be counterintuitive for people who have limited experience of mindmaps. To make exported maps more user-friendly Mindjet should look at adding the ability to customise the size and appearance of the link and attachment icons.
  5. Ideally, there should also be an option to make either topics themselves, and/or images or text inside topics, directly clickable as links to web pages or attachments.
  6. Finally there should be greater opportunities to customise the appearance of the exported files, for example, the ability to add custom headers. As a start Mindjet should make it easier to remove their default logo and help elements.

bron: https://sociamind.com/2017/01/10/html-5-export/

Corel verbetert MindManager for Enterprise – http://wp.me/p7LY0e-F9

On the heels of its announcement of the desktop version of MindManager 2017 three months ago, Corel announced a series of major improvements to MindManager Enterprise 2017. It includes a significant expansion of its HTML 5 map viewer, tighter integration with Sharepoint and the return of Map Parts.

HTML5 interactive map export

In the most recent iteration of MindManager, Corel did away with the old, often troublesome Flash-based map viewer in favor of one that is based on the web-standards driven HTML 5 technology. The result is a viewer that displays mind maps that are much truer to the original.

In October, when Corel announced this new “engine” for the map viewer, its capabilities were fairly rudimentary. The latest version of it can display:

  • Topics that link to other topics with relationship lines
  • Horizontal and vertical timeline map layouts
  • Relationship Style: Right angle relationship style
  • Topic styles are now supported, too (topic shape, color, font size, etc.).
  • Topic Links: Link one topic to another topic
  • EMF and WMF images in maps are converted to PNG formats to display properly within the export

Although these improvements to the HTML 5 map viewer are being released at the same time as a new version of MindManager Enterprise, it’s actually being rolled out across the entire MindManager product line.

MindManager improves SharePoint integration

SharePoint 2013 and 2016 users can now open and view mind maps that look nearly identical to maps created in either the Windows or Mac desktop apps. For a list of all of the elements that can now be displayed in the map viewer within SharePoint, click here. The new version of the MindManager Server App for SharePoint presents maps as read-only. Users can still edit maps using MindManager Enterprise.

MindManager Enterprise 2017 adds four new ways to authenticate with SharePoint, including Office 365 Authentication, Azure ADFS/On Premises Authentication and MFA Authentication – in addition to Windows NTLM Authentication and Forms Based Authentication.

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

Continued improvements to project scheduling

Befitting its role as an enterprise productivity tool, MindManager Enterprise 2017 gets a set of advanced project management features that are exclusive to this version, including:

  • An enhanced and customizable Gantt chart that opens in a separate window
  • The 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 a 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

Conclusion

Often, when a company acquires a product, it enters a period of stasis while the acquiring firm launches an in-depth analysis of what they purchased, and develops a product road map for future update. That doesn’t seem to be the case with MindManager and Corel. If anything, product manager Michael Deutch has accelerated the development of MindManager under its wings to advance the state of enterprise mind mapping.

For more detailed information about MindManager Enterprise 2017, please visit the program’s page on the Mindjet website or download a PDF datasheet.