You know what? I use MindVisualizer to design MindVisualizer nowadays 🙂
I recently talked with Bob Walsh about using mind mapping in one’s MicroIsv business and here is the brief? descriptions of my usages:
- Running?? SWOT analysises :
- List all competitor products I can find on the Internet;
- List all advantages and disadvantages for each of them;
- Use colors, icons and fonts to identify important parts I need to pay more attentions.
By seeing the big picture, it’s a really a better experience than doing SWOT with tables or other non-visual approaches.
- Making up my pricing strategy:
- List all my competitor products;
- List all available editions for each of them;
- List the unit prices and discount strategies for each.
- Compare and get your pricing strategy out.
- Planning new features:
- Brainstorm all ideas;
- Identify features by its importance, with icons, colors, whatsoever;
- Identify whether a feature should be in the standard edition or professional edition;
- Like work breakdown in Project Management, I can breakdown features into functions;
- I can even turn the listed features/functions into tasks by assigning a scheduled date, expected duration, etc.
As you can see there are a lof of things for MindVisualizer to do with task scheduling part, in fact that is what we are working on – a project called ProjectVisualizer 😉