PM Response

This solution extends all ConceptDraw Office 3 products by helping to improve the response time to project changes. PM Response also helps with iteration planning, discussing project layout approaches, and solving project challenges.


Benefits: This solution helps improve response time to project changes. PM Response also helps with iteration planning, discussing project layout approaches, and solving project challenges.

Objective: Plan how to respond to issues and events that impact the project.

Solution Purpose: Use project maps to plan, convert project mind maps to project implementations, represent the project as a project map, use visual diagrams to solve problems and make decisions, and plan resource usage to respond to changes in the project environment.

Intended For: Managers, team leaders, and participants.

Products and Methods: In the background of the solution, you use mind mapping for iteration planning and applying project changes, representing project data as a project mind map for clearer understanding, discussing detail breakdown, creative collaboration, and decision-making.

PM Response

Solution Reference

Toolbox 1. Create part of or an entire project in a mind map

Using a mind map structure makes it easy to assess, discuss, and troubleshoot a project quickly. The mind map displays a list of milestones, phases, tasks, and other important project data in a visual format that is easy to work with. Project teams are able to quickly assess project conditions and adapt the strategy to respond to current situations. Project data can be modified in a mind map view and then folded back into the project plan, making project iterations easy, timely, and accurate.

Tasks Actions Products
Use to brainstorm and formulate list of milestones, phases, and tasks with the team In ConceptDraw MINDMAP, use the Input tab and click the Brainstorm button MM
Use to set the data for milestones, phases and tasks In ConceptDraw MINDMAP, use dialog for Topic Type (F10) and choose the appropriate topic type
put the data in the selected topic data table
Use to convert the map to part of the project In ConceptDraw MINDMAP, select all map topics (Ctrl+A) and copy topics (Ctrl+C)
In ConceptDraw PROJECT, position the curser where you want to place material and paste (Ctrl+V)
Use to open the mind map as the same file in the project In ConceptDraw MINDMAP, use the Output tab and click the Open in PROJECT Button MM, PRJ
Use to open the mind map in a new project file In ConceptDraw MINDMAP, use the Output tab and click the Create Project button MM, PRJ
Toolbox 2. Create a mind map to describe part of the project

This is a convenient way to isolate a part of your project and resolve any issues related to that part. It is also great for meetings and collaborating with teams on problem solving.

Tasks Actions Products
Use to create a map for the project In ConceptDraw PROJECT, use the Reports tab and click the Create Mindmap button MM, PRJ
Use to represent the project as a map In ConceptDraw PROJECT, use Application Button Send → Open in MINDMAP MM, PRJ
Use to represent part of the project as a map In ConceptDraw PROJECT, select tasks and copy (Ctrl+C)
In ConceptDraw MINDMAP, paste tasks (Ctrl+V)
Toolbox 3. Analyze pros and cons of the current situation and make decisions

Create fishbone diagrams and other meaningful visual project diagrams to better understand and analyze problems. This process helps project managers make better decisions related to their projects.

Tasks Actions Products
Use to create fishbone diagrams for decision-making In ConceptDraw MINDMAP, use the Output tab and click the Fishbone button MM, PRO
Toolbox 4. Visually plan resource allocation and usage

Resource diagrams help plan resources and visually identify the most resource-heavy tasks and phases.

Tasks Actions Products
Use Radial Tasks diagrams to identify resource-heavy tasks and phases In ConceptDraw PROJECT, use the Reports tab and click the Radial Tasks Structure button PRJ, PRO