A Sample Mind Map
Getting started with mind mapping requires that you start in the center of a blank page. You can do this on paper or you can use mind mapping software such as Edraw, Mindjet, or a variety of free mind mapping software solutions. Plenty of options are available for free, so be sure to shop around for the one that is best for you.
For this demonstration, mind maps will be illustrated using MindManager, a mind mapping application offered by Mindjet. This is a premium software product, but a free 30 day trial download is available.
Start by creating your central topic.
Now think about all the things that need to be done in order to complete the project and list them off the central concept as spokes. For example, you may write down that you need to introduce the project.
Next think of some related things that you need to think about when it comes to the product introduction. You might need to find sponsors and define stakeholders, so put it on your map.
While you're doing this, you'll think of other things that belong on your mind map.
Repeat this process over and over again until your brainstorming is complete.
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