PM Industry Insights - Evolution Of The Prehistoric Sticky Note


Evolution Of The Prehistoric Sticky Note

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

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Brandon Conrad

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

Industry Insights is PMI Washington DC's series addresses the practical aspects of trending topics in Project Management & Agile.

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, techniques, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, and industry experts.

Both Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to PMI certified holders.

Event Details

Date & Time

15 September - 20 October 2020

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


1.00 Strategic and Business Management for Certified PMs