Friday, 7 June 2013

Project Reports with MindGenius 5

One of the new features of MindGenius 5 is the Project Report.  It produce a very neat summary report.

Assume you've created a project schedule using a map to capture the work breakdown structure - it might look something like this:

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Accessible from the 'Gantt' tab is a 'Project report' button.  You can click this either from the map view (above) or from the Gantt view:

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This brings up an options selection dialogue.

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Click OK and shortly a simple project report is created in Word.  Note how the categories used on the map to indicate the RAG status are carried through on to the Project report.

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Clicking on the larger images will take you to an expanded view of the image.

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Monday, 3 June 2013

MindGenius 5 Launched

Just out today is the latest version of MindGenius.  The application includes a number of new and revised features, together with an enhance look and feel.

Ove the next week or two, I’ll explore some of the new items individually – for now here is a simple taster.

First impression overall is that the new look adds to the sense of ‘quality’ of the product.  It looks better, seems more robust and feels faster to operate.  Some of the key features added or enhanced are listed below.

1. New look Map Styles and Start Mapping Pane which offers quick access to templates and help

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2. Task Cards – more prominent branch information to aid reporting and task management

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3. MS Outlook Synchronisation – maps automatically synchronize with Outlook when tasks are updated in either application

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4. Resource levelling chart to help identify over and under allocation of project resources

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5. Automatically create project quality project reports from map data

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6. Comment and Review to encourage greater collaboration – share maps and track and review changes and comments

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