40 Mind Maps to harness Project team’s collective intelligence

40 Mind Maps to harness Project team’s collective intelligence

An organisation comprises individuals with varied intelligence and unique thinking abilities. Hence the need to have an environment whereby every individual is able to share his intelligence, much like a jigsaw puzzle piece, to help build the complete vision for the organisation and or individual projects.

Mind Maps are great visual and radiant thinking tools which not only helps enhance individual / team creativity but also provides an opportunity to integrate the project team members intelligence. Many Project Managers are increasingly using Mind Maps in their projects however at times they limit themselves to few areas for applying Mind Maps.

Following is a list of 40 instances along a project cycle where Mind Mapping can be very effectively used to harness the teams collective intelligence.

  1. Developing a Project Vision
  2. Defining a Project Communication Plan
  3. Conducting Benefit versus Cost Analysis for multiple scenarios
  4. Negotiation
  5. Problem Solving
  6. Building a Customers Landscape
  7. Capturing Learnings, Opportunities for Improvement and New Ideas
  8. Time Management
  9. Managing Ambiguity
  10. Project Feasibility Analysis
  11. Detailing Assumptions in Projects
  12. Project Benefit Analysis
  13. Defining a Project Charter
  14. Requirement’s Stratification
  15. Capturing the Project Scope
  16. Top level Milestone Reporting
  17. Estimating Project Cost
  18. Identification of all the Cost Elements of a project
  19. Skill Set Gap Analysis
  20. Communicating a Project Vision
  21. Stakeholders Communication Need Analysis
  22. Capturing Risks & Opportunities by Milestones
  23. Preparing and Conducting a Teleconference
  24. Conflict Resolution
  25. Communicating Emotions during a project lifecycle
  26. Impact Analysis of a Change to the project
  27. Individual Resources Activities
  28. Report and Monitor Project Critical Path
  29. Project Dashboard
  30. Quality Planning
  31. Cause Effect Analysis
  32. Investigative approach in Quality Control
  33. Quality Assurance
  34. Risk & Opportunities Identification
  35. Managing Procurement
  36. “Make” or “Buy’ Decision Analysis
  37. Project Pendency Checklist
  38. Capturing Project Learnings
  39. Conducting effective Retrospective Meets
  40. Project Portfolio Management

Interested in learning more about how Mind Map can be applied to all the above situations? Click here for “Mind Maps for Effective Project Management” or drop me an email at maneesh.dutt@inlightenconsultancy.com