Mindmap tasks

Published on 4 July 2013.

Today’s thought is about using mind maps to keep track of work.

When programming, we often need to keep track of what do do next:

All lists. Linear boring lists.

Can we use mind maps to make these lists more interesting and also give us a clearer view of what needs to get done? I think so.

I tried it today at work when working on a task. I broke down the tasks in sub-tasks and wrote them on different branches of the mind map depending on category. As I worked on the items, I came to think of new tasks that I added to the mind map. I worked quite well. I found that it was more clear what I needed to do and when I was finished, and it was definitely more fun than linear lists.

I think mind maps can be used in many contexts in software development.

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