Making the decision to commit (or simply trying it out on a simple trial basis) should not be a difficult one if it's done with the proper perspective.
What your actually deciding doesn't carry a high investment at all, but the cost savings and rewards for using visual tool sets consist of at least a 15% to 20% cost savings thanks mostly to time saved.
The one thing a program or project manager desires most, is time savings and not wasting time.
It's easiest to do that by assigning one or two people to either research it on their own, via us at Symytry Foundations, or download a copy from Mindjet.
Then, go through a couple of classes; basic navigation and one of the more in-depth classes. This will make you a lot more comfortable with what it does and what you'll soon discover the extended capabilities are.
The "lights come on" at first with a "That's pretty cool..." to a "Wow, it can do that?!?!" It's the natural occurrence with mind mapping software and with Mind Manager 2019 in particular.
This isn't a rocket science decision, but it is an investment of research and trial time. This is one of the reasons Symytry provides complex maps at low cost, so that you can understand what was done when we designed and built the maps, observe and try out features we put in our maps and try it out on your own creations.
It's very cool when you bring your maps out in front of a client that has your own logo, colors and branding!
When you place your master dashboard or master map out on SharePoint and everyone is using it for the communications and team alignment centerpiece of the project, it becomes the "single source of the truth" for and about the project or program.
Literally everything is contained in the one central map.
In fact, there are many other maps, business & technical processes, forms, templates, hyperlinks, and many, many other "objects" inside this central map.
You have got to try it! There's a reason millions of people love mind mapping and visual process design, and... the reason it's gaining momentum and popularity for many project and program management teams.
Did I mention you can also build funnels (as in sales funnels), swim lane diagrams, timelines, flowcharts, kanban diagrams,
Did I mention SmartRules? How about Tags, Icons...?
It's almost ridiculous to run through the features again and again, but suffice it to say... TRY IT! That's the only way.
Take the plunge. It can't hurt to take a look at it. Nothing ventured. Nothing gained. Don't be stubborn.
When I see companies "on the edge," or waffling when making decisions on whether or not to commit to visual tools like this, I admittedly scratch my head big time!
Given the many advantages of mind mapping platforms, and especially with Corel's Mind Manager 2019, which aspect of human nature is at play here? It's mind boggling! I'm always very surprised that people aren't jumping all over this. The fact is, they're not.
Yes, there has been some market growth, but it's darn slow.
As it relates specifically to project & program management tools, techniques, templates, etc., Symytry really needs a closer look.
You still use MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, PDFs, etc., the way you were, but it's the way they're organized, the way it vastly improves team alignment, communication, etc.
The scope, team and cost triangle = quality becomes much, much stronger!
I'll say again... Nothing ventured. Nothing gained. Don't be stubborn.
Once you begin using it, you'll see the productivity changes.
Follow These Simple Steps
1. Download or purchase a copy of Mind Manager 2019.
2. Sign up for a basic navigation / how-to class for a couple of hours.
3. Stop. Discuss it among your team. Get your concerns addressed.
4. Optionally, take one more class to see next level functions.