Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@outlook.com) is an independent consultant located in Alexandria Virginia. His services and capabilities are described here. Application areas include project, program, and data management; market assessment, digital strategy, and program planning; change and content management; social media; and, technology adoption. Follow him on Google+. He also publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain.

Using MindMeister to Map Project Blog Survey Comments

By Dennis D. McDonald

While writing up notes for my Project Blog Survey,  I learned from George Dearing about the new MindMeister product, a web based “mindmapping” tool that supports graphical concept mapping, collaboration, and group Skype calling.

I haven’t tried out MindMeister’s collaboration functions yet, but I have experimented with the basic tool as a concept outliner for issues raised by and during the initial interviews on this survey about the use of blogs as project management tools. I like the functionality, and I also like the way you can embed a view of the concept map in a web page. See the example here or immediately below which reflects in real time changes made to the model (use your mouse pointer to drag the image, to “mouseover” notes icons, or to click the small junction circles):

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