Founded in 1993, Computer Systems Odessa supplies cross-platform productivity tools and graphics technologies to professional and corporate users. With headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine and an office in California, USA; CS Odessa sells products internationally through resellers in over 25 countries. The ConceptDraw Productivity Line of products has won numerous awards and is used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.
The ConceptDraw product line for Macintosh and Windows is comprised of ConceptDraw VI diagramming and drawing software; ConceptDraw MINDMAP, a brainstorming tool that uses standard mind mapping techniques to help organize ideas and tasks; ConceptDraw Project, professional project management software; ConceptDraw WebWave, software for creating professional diagrams and drawings on the stage of website or application prototyping and design, page mocking-up and site-mapping; ConceptDraw NetDiagrammer for network and system design; ConceptDraw Reporter, software for reporting which creates image-based documents; ConceptDraw Presenter, an application for creating slide shows, animated presentations and Flash movies from ConceptDraw documents.
ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Projects 4
ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Projects is a purpose-built software tool that is specially tailored to the needs of project management that runs on both Macintosh OS X and Windows XP/Vista. MINDMAP for Projects integrates capabilities from ConceptDraw MINDMAP (version 9) and ConceptDraw PROJECT (version 8) into a single, seamless application which addresses the requirement for Project Managers who want to work with mind mapping tightly incorporated into their project workflow.
ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Projects is a full-featured project management tool that allows you to stay on top of your projects and data. The tools provided make it easy to manage multiple projects from a single project file, allowing you to share a resource pool across many projects. It also gives you the ability to embed supportive documents into your project file, allowing you to easily track your progress.
ConceptDraw Mindmap for Projects is specially tailored to the needs of project management. It does this by integrating capabilities from ConceptDraw MINDMAP and the developer’s ConceptDraw PROJECT into a single, seamless application. Here is a brief overview of its capabilities:
Your project data is maintained in both mind map and GANTT chart formats.
From the GANTT view, you can select a person to whom tasks are assigned, right click and send them a mind map of their assignments (in JPG and ConceptDraw MINDMAP
Generate a full set of visually-oriented project reports, including project status, task status, completed tasks, tasks in progress, milestones and a work breakdown structure (WBS).
Several competing mind mapping software developers (OpenMind, for example) offer integrated GANTT charts and project management tools. But this is the first time that CS Odessa has moved to integrate its existing visual mapping and project management programs into a single program that offers the best of both worlds to their customers.
This special edition of the CS Odessa ConceptDraw MINDMAP is a mind mapping tool that addresses the needs of those who require an enhanced project management focus. ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Projects utilizes InGyre Technology, developed by CS Odessa that enables users to work on project planning, team work coordination and communication within a single information set.
This new edition of MINDMAP promotes an alternative way to kick-off projects, beginning with brainstorming project ideas, using whiteboard views, and organizing results into highly informative mind maps. During the next phase, information is then transformed into detailed project plans with Gantt charts. Managers can balance and efficiently allocate resource loads using the Resource Usage view, or assign and send task lists to team participants in the form of mind maps.
Mind mapping software is a powerful and flexible tool to manage projects, goals, resources and to do lists. It is highly effective way to communicate project scope and results, as well as drill down to daily tasks. With ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Projects, it is easy to move single or multiple projects from a creative mind mapping environment to operational Gantt chart formats.
“It is really important for me, that I work in an environment like MINDMAP, in which I can simply add notes, activities, and last minute changes to a project–then export up-to-date information into a presentable Gantt chart! The integration between the two applications is really important.” says Sebastiano Natalicchio, IT Project Manager.
ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Projects is especially recommended for project managers in mid-size companies, as a cost-effective tool that is easy to deploy and implement.
The ConceptDraw product line for Macintosh and Windows is comprised of:
A versatile and flexible application suite comprised of ConceptDraw PRO, ConceptDraw MINDMAP, and ConceptDraw PROJECT.
A diagramming and vector drawing software program.
A brainstorming tool that utilizes mind mapping techniques to help organize ideas and tasks.
A professional project management software application.