How to create a task-based mind map

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Visually collect and organize your ideas in mind maps with so called nodes. Thereby you get an overview over all ideas, concepts and drafts. 

When you are using the task-based approach, you should ensure that the main nodes of your mind map correspond with the tasks of the project.


1. Open an existing project or create a new one.

2. To create a new mind map click on Mind Maps on the Start tab. 

Mindmaps in a project

3. The main node is automatically located in the center of a new mind map. By default, it corresponds to the name of the project. Simply click the node to rename it.

4. Create as many nodes as needed. Following the task-based approach, the main nodes correspond with the tasks of the project. To create a node, right-click on the node in the middle and click on New Node in the context menu.

Mindmaps - create a new node

5. By default a new node is created as a sub-node of the marked node. Name the node and push enter.

6. To create sub-nodes select a node and right-click to open the context menu. Click on New Node in the context menu. A sub-node that is directly connected to the selected node appears in the mind map. Name the sub-node and push enter. 

Mindmaps - create a sub-node

7. To edit a node, right-click on it and enter additional information.

  • Progress: Enter the progress as a percentage.

    Mindmaps - progress of a node

  • Flag: Mark the node with a flag.

    Mindmaps - mark node with a flag

Alternatively, you can also use the side panel on the right side. Here, in addition to progress and flagging, you can also link documents and resources to the node and enter a detailed description.

8. Create as many nodes as needed and position them by drag-and-drop.

9. Format the mind map and edit the background color of a node or add a symbol to it. For more information on formatting see Selected Mind Map features

Example of a task-based mindmap

10. When you are finished you can create tasks from the mind map. Therefore see the following chapter: Create tasks from a mind map.


Create another mind map

To create another mind map in the same project, right-click and choose New Mindmap, or click on the mind map symbol in the lower menu bar, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+M.

Tabs with multiple mindmaps