Chapter 13 – GitScrum Mind Mapping, release your creative ideas!

Are you exploring 100% of your team’s creative side? Well, now you can! Better yet, not only do you have a tool to run collaborative brainstorms with your team, but to organize, sort, and display all the ideas you generate together. GitScrum Mind Mapping is your feature to catch the best ideas from your team’s imagination and order them into logical maps that make sense to your business. You can create limitless mind maps, for many applications. They will help you explain and demonstrate your ideas to clients and collaborators, as well as plan projects.

 

What are GitScrum Mind Maps Used For

There are no limits for mind maps applications, but let’s mention a few things you can create with them:

  • Your company portfolio/service list;
  • Your company HR chart with job positions/functions (organizational structure);
  • A map with your groups of target audiences;
  • A map showing all your company working units or divisions;
  • A product catalog tree planning;
  • Plan an editorial calendar for a Blog or Social Media;
  • An HR personal development program with courses per department;
  • Educational sorted lists (nutritional, for instance).
Mind Map for team brainstorms

Mind Map for team brainstorms

How to enable Gitscrum Mind Mapping on my project?

If the Mind Mapping link doesn’t appear on your Sidebar, enable this feature:

  1. Go to Project Settings > Project Information > Sidebar – Macro Features.
  2. Check (✓) for Mind Mapping.
Mind Mapping enable

Mind Mapping enabled

How to create a GitScrum Mind Map?

Create Mind Mapping from the Sidebar
  1. Click Mind Mapping on the Sidebar
  2. Click “Create a new Mind Mapping” on the main page.
  3. A splash screen will open:
    Select the project where you want to place your Map
    Type a title for your Map
  4. Click the “Create a new Mind Map” button.
    After creating your Map, you will Edit it, to name its parts.
Mind Mapping Create

Mind Mapping Create

Create Mind Mapping from the Create Button
  1. Open your project.
  2. On the header bar, click “Mind Mapping”
  3. The “Create new Mind Mapping” screen will open:
    Select the project where you want to place it.
    Type the Mind Mapping tytle.
  4. Click the “Create new Mind Mapping” button.
  5. The Mind Mapping will be created.

Create Button

How to Edit a Mind Map

Edit a Mind Map You’ve Just Created
  1. Double-click the initial box with the Mind Map root field to edit its title.
  2. Use the (+) icon to add an “arm” under the parent root.
  3. Double-click every title box you want to rename (it turns white first).
  4. Continue to use (+) to add “arms” under the level you want to place your new field.
  5. Use the (-) icon to delete an arm under any parent root.
    Notice that if you delete (-) the parent level, all “arms” under it will be deleted, too.
    If you want to “move” an arm from one parent level to another, you must delete it, and then create it again under the new parent arm.
Mind Mapping Edit - organize ideas

Mind Mapping Edit – organize ideas

Edit a Mind Map Previously Created
  1. Click “Mind Mapping” on the Sidebar.
  2. You will see a list of the Mind Maps the team members created in your project.
  3. Double-click the name of the project you want to edit.
  4. Do the same steps above to edit the Mind Map’s fields (double-click the boxes to rename the titles, use +/- to add and delete new “arms”).
MindMapping Edit 02

MindMapping Edit 02

Edit the Mind Map Title
  1. Click “Mind Mapping” on the Sidebar.
  2. You will see a list of the Mind Maps the team members created in your project.
  3. Double-click the name of the project you want to edit the title of.
  4. On the Mind Map’s header bar, click the pencil (🖉) icon.
  5. Edit the Mind Mapping Title – click the “Edit Mind Mapping” button.
Mind Mapping - Edit Title

Mind Mapping – Edit Title

How to Delete a GitScrum Mind Map?

  1. Click “Mind Mapping” on the Sidebar.
  2. You will see a list of the Mind Maps the team members created in your project.
  3. Double-click the name of the project you want to delete.
  4. On the Mind Map’s header bar, click the trash can icon (🗑️).
  5. Confirm “Yes” to “Do you really want to delete?”, if you are sure.
    Notice no backups will be kept if you delete a Mind Map.
Mind Mapping Delete

Mind Mapping Delete

 

Examples of Mind Maps

Mind Mapping Example 01 – Design Office:

Mind Mapping Example 02 – Translators & Interpreters Career Plan:

Mind Mapping Example 2