Tired of sticky notes and whiteboard sessions? Mind Mapping is used in requirements gathering sessions and the construction of the WBS. Mind mapping has traditionally been presented as a tool for planning and organization, an effective way to develop, organize, and present multiple facets of the project plan. Primarily used for the construction of the WBS, advanced uses of this technique also simplify the complex process of communicating the project plan. When Mind Mapping is coupled with technology it simplifies the process and enhances communication. During this presentation, Brandon will explain the mind mapping theory and how that theory can be applied to BAs and PMs. He will also demonstrate best practice techniques in mind mapping and how it relates to technology. Participants will learn how to simplify the project life cycle and improve communication of a project plan.
About the Speaker
MatchWare Inc. Project Manager
Brandon is a Product Manager with MatchWare Inc. and an expert in Mind Mapping Software. His specialty is bridging the gap between mind mapping and project management. Over the last 11 years, Brandon has been a key player in the development of project management rules as they relate to mind mapping software. He has written articles and given presentations to multiple project management groups in the US and Europe. With degrees in economics and psychology from the University of Kansas, Brandon brings a unique skill set to project mind mapping.
About The PM Industry Insights
PM Industry Insights is PMIWDC's workshop series that addresses the practical aspects of Project Management.
These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, etc.
Both PM Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.