Fast and Effective Project Planning
Kick-Start Your Planning Sessions!
Need a better way to visualize your tasks and work streams? Frustrated
by note taking during planning meetings? Looking for a professional Gantt
chart tool that is fast and easy to use? Then MatchWare MindView Business
is the ideal project management software tool for you!
MatchWare MindView lets you use Mind Mapping to help every member
of your team fully understand the project, contribute to planning, follow
the project timeline and clearly visualize all tasks in an organized manner.
It lets you take notes “on-the-fly” for criteria or risk management
and allows you to attach relevant files to each task in your Mind Map
(Excel® files, technical drawings, etc). Task information such as resources, duration and priorities can also easily be applied
directly onto your Mind Map.
MatchWare MindView Business bridges the gap between Mind Mapping
and project planning by integrating a dynamic Gantt
Chart. This allows you to create most of your project plan
in the Mind Map view and then simply switch to the Gantt view
for fine-tuning. Your final Gantt chart can then easily be printed
or integrated with Microsoft® Project.
MatchWare MindView Business is fast, efficient, affordable and easy to use! Just follow these 4 easy steps:
1. Brainstorm using Mind Mapping
Increase the productivity of your project management meetings
with Mind Mapping!
Faster, easier and more effective than traditional note taking,
MatchWare MindView Business software is the ultimate brainstorming
tool. MindView Business lets you instantly capture your ideas
and present them visually as a Mind Map. While brainstorming,
you can add any number of branches and sub-branches to your
Mind Map to represent different ideas or tasks, enter notes
and comments, and even attach relevant files to any branch.
MindView Business is the ideal tool for presenting hierarchical
Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), as it provides different views
including Mind Map, Top-Down and a Left/Right view and allows
you to switch between these views instantaneously.
Once your brainstorming phase is complete, simply drag and drop
the branches of your Mind Map to transform it into the necessary
Work Breakdown Structure.
MindView Business also lets you insert graphics on the Mind Map to illustrate
specific concepts: according to the Mind
theory, the inclusion of visual elements significantly clarifies
thinking and boosts retention.
2. Apply task information
Turn your ideas into action plans!
Apply task information including the following in the intuitive
Mind Map interface:
- Scheduling information
- Completion levels
This information is easily shared, thereby allowing all team
members to participate in the planning and execution of your
projects and maximizing results.
For further task management, you can easily export your Mind
Map to Microsoft® Outlook. You can also import existing
task lists from Outlook into MindView Business and synchronize
versions of the same task list stored in both MindView and Outlook
to eliminate redundancies.
3. Fine-tune project plans in the built-in Gantt view
Instantly display your Mind Map as a project plan.
Using the MindView Business built-in Gantt view, you can use
the familiar Gantt chart representation while making use of
all of the standard project management features.
The MindView Business Gantt view empowers project managers and
anyone involved in project planning to manage their project
schedules from start to finish with maximum efficiency. Its
user-friendly visual interface lets you define and modify all
of the following project scheduling data quickly and easily:
- Completion values
- Lead/Lag times
- Critical path
- Warning of scheduling conflicts
Once your schedule is established, MindView Business lets you
track the status of your project as it progresses by allowing
you to view the entire project timeline, examine the critical
path, assign priorities, set completion values, check deadlines
and milestones and avoid scheduling conflicts. You can also
generate various HTML reports such as a "Project Summary",
a "Who Does What", a "Completed Tasks",
Integrate with Microsoft Project
MindView Business even lets you export your project plans to
Microsoft® Project for further development or to share them
with other project managers. You can also import existing project
schedules into MindView Business directly from Microsoft Project
or via the Microsoft Project XML format, in order to take full
advantage of MindView´s Mind Mapping and brainstorming
XML import / export
The MindView Business XML Import feature allows you to convert
third-party file formats to the Mind Map format even if you
don´t own these third-party software applications. Conversely,
the XML Export feature lets you integrate MindView Business
documents with other applications by simply implementing a transformation
4. Present your project plan
In project management, collaboration is key!
MatchWare MindView Business provides an effective collaboration
tool by seamlessly integrating with MS Office, offering innovative
views such as the Timeline view, and allowing easy distribution
with a free viewer and advanced print functions.
Integration with MS Office
No need to recreate data when you want to hand out planning
session notes or immediately pull together PowerPoint presentations.
With one click of your mouse, MindView Business allows you to
convert your Mind Map to an outline in Word or to a finalized
PowerPoint presentation. MindView Business comes with professional
templates that are customizable and easy to use. You can even
import Word and PowerPoint files into MindView when you want
to see an overview of your project. Microsoft
(PC version only)
(PC version only) Microsoft
FREE MindView Viewer
The MatchWare MindView Viewer enables you to share your MindView
project with colleagues or clients who are not MindView users.
Anyone can view your project plan in any view within MindView,
filter and print it. If you have attached graphics and external
files to your project plan, just save it using the "Pack
& Go" feature to enable the Viewer to display all
these elements. The free
viewer can be downloaded at any time from MatchWare´s
With a single click of your mouse, switch from the Gantt Chart
view back to the Mind Map view or to the Project Timeline view.
This lets you present your project plan visually to audiences
unfamiliar with Gantt charts. You can also export your Project
Timelines to HTML or print them in poster format. Simply specify
how many pages your Project Timeline, Gantt chart or Mind Map
should use, check the preview and click the Print button.
MatchWare MindView's print function allows you to spread your
project plan over as many pages as you like and then print it
as a large poster. This is an easy and effective way to present
your professional Gantt chart at your next meeting!
MatchWare MindView Business is the only project
management tool you need.
It offers all the flexibility, speed, power and security a large
corporation needs- at a price even a small business can afford!