How To Plan and Implement Projects Faster

ConceptDraw products continue to be an attractive solution because of their state-of-the-art approach to productivity, project planning, and knowledge organization. In its second iteration, the ConceptDraw Office Suite (comprised of ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7, ConceptDraw PROJECT v6, and ConceptDraw PRO v9) has improved every facet of the product’s performance, from enhanced stability to a tighter integration between the three software components. New to ConceptDraw Office v2 is the ConceptDraw Solution Park, which gives users access to a growing online collection of business-specific plug-ins.

In this tutorial video we will assist you in planning and managing a project using ConceptDraw Office.

The easiest way to start a new project is to conduct a brainstorm session that identifies the necessary tasks. You can then prepare a project schedule and assign resources to these tasks.

This video shows you how ConceptDraw Office can save you hours of work when starting a new project.

ConceptDraw Office is the most effective tool for planning, tracking, and reporting all types of projects with strong management capabilities, user friendly functionality, and superior ease of use.

Use Products:

  • Diagram Software
  • Business Diagramming Tool
  • Professional Business Graphics Tool
  • Technical Diagramming Tool
  • Brainstorming
  • Project planning
  • Meeting Management
  • Creating Presentations
  • Creating Reports
  • Communicating with Teams
  • Project Management Software
  • Gantt Chart
  • Project Planning
  • Resource Planning
  • Multiproject Planning
  • Creating One-Click Reports
  • Creating Project Dashboard


  • MS Windows™ 8
  • MS Windows™ 7
  • MS Windows™ XP

  • Mac OS
  • Mac OS X v10.8
    (Mountain Lion)
  • Mac OS X v10.7


Product Overview
ConceptDraw PROJECT is a vigorous tool for managing single or multiple projects. It lets you determine all essential elements involved into project, control schedules, resources and finances, and monitor projects' progress in most effective yet simple manner.  Read more... →
ConceptDraw PROJECT input/output capabilities
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How To Use Collaboration Tool in Project Management
Collaboration tool for project management enables you to give a new role to knowledge management and document sharing within your team.  Read more... →
Mind map example - Project knowledge for  Web site launch -  for ConceptDraw solution Remote Presentation for Skype
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Gantt Chart Software
The Gantt Chart is the main interface in ConceptDraw PROJECT. It summarizes the tasks in your project and presents them graphically so you can easily view your progress.  Read more... →
ConceptDraw Project Gantt chart view
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Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning
While creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data. This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.  Read more... →
Flowchart Symbols and Meaning, workflow diagram symbols, process flow diagram symbols
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Local area network (LAN). Computer and Network Examples
Computer networks nowadays are spread all across the world. The large number of parameters, such as geographic scale or communication protocols, can divide networks. One of the most common types of networks is called local area network (LAN). It convenient to represent network examples by means of diagrams. This local area network (LAN) diagram provides an easy way to see the way the devices in a local network are interacted. The diagram uses a library containing specific symbols to represent network equipment , media and the end-user devices such as computers (PC, mac, laptop) , network printer, hubs, server and finally a modem. There are two types of network topologies: physical and logical. The current diagram represents precisely a physical type of LAN topology because it refers to the physical layout of a local network equipment.  Read more... →
Local area network (LAN). Computer and Network Examples
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Related Solution: Computer Network Diagrams

Looking at ConceptDraw MINDMAP as a Replacement for Mindjet Mindmanager
ConceptDraw MindMap benefits comparing to Mindjet Mindmanager: Economical. (Lower license price, support is no charge maintenance is an optional one-time fee that delivers to you the next major release) ConceptDraw products are structured to save you money from the date of purchase for the life of the product. When you compare ConceptDraw MINDMAP to Mindjet Mindmanager the cost savings will be obvious. Flexible Licensing. ConceptDraw is licensed per-named-user. Want ConceptDraw on 2 PCs, 2 Macs, or a PC and a Mac? Straightforward licensing makes this easy.  Read more... →
ConceptDraw MindMap benefits comparing to Mindjet Mindmanager
Picture: Looking at ConceptDraw MINDMAP as a Replacement for Mindjet Mindmanager
Related Solutions: Mind Map Exchange, MindTweet, Note Exchange

UML Class Diagram Tutorial
The Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park helps you to create the UML Class Diagrams quick and easy using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.  Read more... →
UML Click Class Diagram
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What is Gantt Chart (historical reference)
Historical reference about the Gantt chart.  Read more... →
Gantt chart example - Strategic plan for hew business
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Project — Working With Costs
ConceptDraw PROJECT delivers a rich set of built-in functionalities and optional product extensions that support your daily workflow in time-saving and creative ways. This video lesson will teach you how to work with costs in your project document.  Read more... →
Project Management Software. Gant Chart - New Product Launch Execution
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What Constitutes a Project?
Separated into categories of Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced categories, the new instructional videos about ConceptDraw PROJECT cover a huge breadth of topics. Users new to ConceptDraw PROJECT will find the Basic lessons an essential platform for familiarizing themselves with the programs′s functions. This video lesson is the first in Basic lessons series.  Read more... →
Project management gantt chart - prepare marketing release
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