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.
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 Subtopic: Add a subtopic to your MindManager desktop application.
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.
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.
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.
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
Het genie Leonardo da Vinci centraal in Beurs van Berlage
Van 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
Leonardo 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.
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:
Create a map and then export the HTML 5 version as described in the previous section.
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.
Install the iframe plug-in on your WordPress site.
Create a new page, add an appropriate heading and introductory text and switch to Text edit mode.
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.
Upload your exported HTML 5 file to the media library in your WordPress installation. Copy the resulting URL address in full.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
In a Nutshell: The mind is a messy place, and no two are quite alike. While great for invention and creativity, the differences in the way we think can make it difficult to communicate, especially when dealing with complex ideas. MindManager software from the Mindjet team at Corel goes well beyond mind mapping to help companies simplify planning and become better aligned. Allowing teams to collaboratively plan and manage projects, MindManager has an easy-to-use interface and comprehensive features that instantly show changes across your entire map. Improve budgeting with advanced calculations and “what if?” analyses that help you determine the best use of your time — and money. MindManager can help simplify project management while simultaneously making your business planning more efficient and, more importantly, much more effective.
One of my friends is a die-hard fan of the comic strip, Dilbert. It’s about an engineer, who works in an office with a cohort of oddball colleagues. Each week, the comic strip provides a humorous satirical exaggeration of the trials and tribulations of projects and planning.
At least, I used to think it was exaggerated. That was before I started my first office job, and found out it was a more accurate take on the possible perils of project management than I realized.
In companies lacking collaboration and open communication, the average project tends to go a little something like this: A handful of managers plan the project → One manager gives the project team a slideshow presentation about the plan → Half the plan goes awry because of miscommunication, misalignment, or inefficient prioritization.
The more complex the thoughts and ideas behind your project, the more opportunities that exist for something to get lost or misunderstood. The ability to organize and communicate those ideas is essential to building — and executing — effective plans. One way companies are achieving this is by taking advantage of the mind mapping software, MindManager, produced by the Mindjet team at Corel, to increase communication, improve comprehension, and simplify planning.
“A lot of our customers are coming together and building their plans collaboratively,” explained Michael Deutch, Vice President of Products for MindManager. “If you’re building, collaboratively — a map, a plan, a strategy — it’s going to promote conversation and dialogue.”
For Michael, the ability to turn any meeting into a collaborative effort is one of the great things about MindManager. “We get in a room and we start talking about plans, strategies, projects, things like that,” he said. “When you put something somewhere [on the map] — it’s going to drive collaboration, and people are encouraged to contribute.”
Going Beyond Mind Mapping to Clarify Thinking & Build Effective Plans
Though MindManager may have begun its software life as mind mapping software, helping businesses brainstorm ideas and visualize strategies, it has since evolved into much more. The latest version, released in October 2016, has made MindManager one of the most comprehensive planning tools on the market.
“MindManager goes beyond simple mind mapping,” said Michael. “We offer a platform for interactive diagrams that you can use to clarify your thinking, build out plans and strategies — and then start to act on them, as well.”
MindManager makes project management a simpler, more effective process from the first meeting.
Not only can you use MindManager to easily share ideas and information, but you can use it to collaboratively develop project plans down to the last detail. With the ability to integrate everything across your map, including things like budgets and manpower, every part of the project — and its interactions with every other part — can be tracked and analyzed.
“The types of diagrams that we can create include mind maps, but go far beyond – you have the ability to create work charts, concept maps, road maps and timelines, flow charts, process flow diagrams, swim-lane diagrams,” described Michael. “You can actually build out plans for projects and visualize those plans.”
With such a wide variety of tools and features, the extent of your map is limited almost solely by your needs. While Michael did say users might experience some slowdown in performance if they upload “every photo they’ve ever taken,” the team has yet to have any clients create a map too large for MindManager to handle.
“There have been maps that are thousands, or tens of thousands of topics,” he said, “but the majority of maps that most customers work with are under 1,000 topics.”
MindManager users can create a variety of diagram types, including a comprehensive project timeline to get everyone on the same page and keep the project, or even the entire company, on track.
The software also includes the ability to turn your visual planning web into a more traditional outline format, offering a more linear view of the content — though still containing interactive functionality.
To increase the utility of the program even more, the latest edition debuted the ability to seamlessly export MindManager information into hundreds of applications through Zapier. Users can also receive dashboard updates from their apps in MindManager. “Zapier is a third party web application that allows you to automate tasks between MindManager and 700+ web applications and services,” Michael said, “including Gmail, OneNote, Box, Evernote, Slack, Trello, Jira, Basecamp, and more.”
See Cost and Budget Impacts & Perform “What If?” Analysis Across Entire Projects
Some may argue that money isn’t the most important aspect of a project, but it’s awfully difficult to complete — or even start — a project without a firm grasp on your budget. In MindManager, you can attach a cost to any item on your map, as well as build calculations to represent how elements interact so you can plan down to the last dollar.
“Calculations could be based on specific topics, or everything inside the map,” described Michael. “You can summarize and do math on individual topics, branches within a diagram, or with the entire map.”
The ability to enact changes on all parts of your map simultaneously, in addition to the ease with which those changes can be made, allows for what the team refers to as “what if” analysis designed to help determine the best use of company time — and money.
“All the diagrams allow you to capture metadata,” Michael explained. “In a sense, it allows you to do ‘what if’ analysis as quickly as dragging and dropping content in and out of different parts of your map or your diagram. You can drag and drop different projects into different buckets and the calculations will automatically update.”
Michael gave the example of a map showing topics for all of the possible projects for the 2017 year that include the staff hours, potential profits, and general overhead costs. By manipulating the projects on the map, a company could determine the most effective way to budget their projects for the next year.
Users can see cost and budget impacts across their entire map, and changes update instantly.
“If you’re comparing five different projects — you can keep dragging those into different branches inside your map, and the calculations will automatically add up,” Michael described. “You can see whether or not you have enough manpower, for instance, to tackle those projects. Or, you can apply filters to see, perhaps, ‘Here are all the priority one projects, how much do they all cost? What would be the perceived benefit of all of those projects?’”
Pairing planning with critical thinking and analysis, MindManager can help eliminate wasted time and money. For small business owners, in particular, every spare minute — and every spare penny — can have a big impact on success.
“[Small business owners] have very limited resources and they’re taxed with a lot of work to do, so they want to make sure they’re putting their limited time and energy to the most powerful uses possible,” said Michael. “Using a tool like MindManager actually allows you to start to visualize all the different possibilities of projects, things that you could work on, and then start to prioritize them to make sure you’re being more effective.”
Visualize More with MindManager
While the comic strip hijinks of Dilbert and his office mates may make poor project management into an amusing Sunday read, the truth is a lot less comical. Luckily, MindManager software can increase communication and comprehension — which decreases the chance of carefully laid plans going terribly awry and wasting time, money, and resources.
“I think the power of what MindManager offers, is allowing people to be more effective,” Michael explained. “There are many tools out there that can make you more productive and more efficient, so you can do a task faster or track a task to completion. But, MindManager actually helps you ask — and answer — the questions, ‘What tasks should we really be doing? What projects should we be investing our time in?’”
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