Introduction to Nick Duffill, a man who's gone Beyond Crayons.
Mind Maps as a new form of communication
What is ResultsManager?
Typical ResultsManager user profile
How do people share their maps? What's typical?
MindManager is the first tool I've found that does not get in the way
Run a pilot
Another way to get started: burn your bridges and don't look back!
Key issue: Converting your way of thinking to visual maps
Set up an action learning system - a knowledge Map about the process
Groovy Geek Diversion
We decide to use Groove to sync our maps
Grooving with MindManager - how to do it; issues
Lock Share extension for Mind Manager allows shaing maps with groove
Action learning: Best Practices can't be given; they must be learned
Move to where your maps help you focus on outcomes - it's about implementation
Getting started with maps as a way to represent outcomes
Four keys to mapping for results
1. Get the technology under control & think about outcomes rather than the tools
2. Set out the scope for how you will use maps
3. Know who the audience is - most important step
4. Have a consistent way to represent things, the building blocks of your maps
Homework & Next Actions: What's next? How I'll get started
1. Eric to get Nick my Groove account
2. Share the map while we record podcast?
3. A common knowledge map
Eric describes some of the larger projects on his plate this summer
1. Business plan & presentation to VCs
2. Annual staff meeting for a key client; many technology issues to address
3. Personal goals for the summer
4. Integration of MindManager and ResultsManager
ResultsManager works by itself - just leave it running overnight and it will do the rest
First assignment: Eric to create a "lessons learned" or "best-practices" map:
1. List anything that would make me hesitate, even for a moment, using MindManager as a tool
2. Start making a list of the atomic units in my working area - a vocabulary of concepts and terminology
3. Identify the audience for my maps; what they will need to see
You can follow along, in stereo on Nick & Eric's blog...
Eric's blog: http://www.EricMackOnline.com
Nick's blog: http://www.duffill.com
It's shaping up to be a very busy summer, so I'm not sure how often I'll post on this, but I'll try to post something at least once or twice a week. If, after listening to the podcast, you have questions for me or for Nick, drop me a line.
Here's the map:
Podcast: 33:58 minutes (8 megabytes)