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The 12 Days of Mind Mapping: 10 Maps for Business

On the tenth day of mind mapping, we’d like to share with you…10 maps for business. Plus: 9 reasons mind mapping might be the ideal path for your project, 8 MindManager Features7 terms to know6 awesome tips5 mappers’ stories4 Maps for That3 things to do2 favorite blogs, and a robust eCard resource for the holidays.

This selection of business mind maps covers everything from project planning to creating analysis templates and developing strategies.

1. Create a SWOT Analysis

About this map: “SWOT Analysis maps are a strategic planning tool used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in a project or in a business venture. Strengths and weaknesses are internal to an organization. Opportunities and threats originate from outside the organization.” View it now.

2. Develop a Business Plan Template

About this map: “Your business plan map provides a blueprint and communication tool for your business. It helps you set out how you intend to operate your business and provides a map to tell others how you expect to get there.” View it now.

3. Business Process Definition — Guide and Template

About this map: “Typically a business process is mapped as a diagram. Many times the map needs to be supported by additional text to document the required aspects of the process. A “Process Definition” document can be prepared for each process and will include both a core set of attributes and optional attributes needed to meet the goals of the particular analysis exercise. This map is both a guide to creating a Process Definition, with supporting notes, examples and tips, and may also be used as a template.” View it now.

4. Design Thinking for Business Innovation

About this map: “Attendee’s notes from the first video lecture in the Coursera online course ‘Design Thinking for Business Innovation’.” View it now.

5. Business Process Mapping Guidelines

About this map: “Mapping business processes can be tricky. This beginner’s guide focuses on some of the key elements.” View it now.

6. Managing Projects

About this map: “Map based on the content of the Managing Projects course taught at the University of Technology, Sydney. Based on the PMBOK methodologies.” View it now.

7. Lead Generation

About this map: “Extracted from Bradley Sugar’s “Instant Business” series (and modified a little); discusses all methods relevant to Small/Medium businesses.” View it now.

8. Stephen Covey’s Time Management Matrix

About this map: “Stephen Covey, in his book “First Things First”, notes that those who accomplish very little are probably spending a large amount of their 16 hours (assume we sleep 8 hours) in the Quadrant of Deception and the Quadrant of Waste. In his book he highlights four quadrants where one can spend their time: 1) Quadrant of Necessity, 2) Quadrant of Quality & Personal Leadership, 3) Quadrant of Deception, and 4) Quadrant of Waste.” View it now.

9. Lead Conversion

About this map: “Extracted from Bradley Sugar’s “Instant Business” series (and modified a little); discusses all methods relevant to Small/Medium businesses.” View it now.

10. Tipping Point

About this map: “This book by Malcolm Gladwell describes why and how little things can make a big difference.” View it now.

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