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LinuxPlanet: Map Your Thoughts With Freemind

Aug 30, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"Your group has been tapped to come up with a new process. How do you effectively record and organize your team's ideas in those critical first meetings?

"A high-tech way could be to use OpenOffice Draw to make circles, boxes and text that are strung together with connectors. You might also capture everything in a flat text tree structure. That makes cross relationships difficult, especially between an idea at the top and some far flung one way down at the bottom.

"The no-tech way would be to draw pictures on those giant Post-It notes and stick them around the room. Then somebody still has to redraw and organize them into some logical electronic document..."

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