Archive for the 'Dashboard Templates' Category

Dashboard, Tag, and Macro Libraries moved to wiki

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

The activityowner.com libraries for GyroQ Tags, ResultsManager Dashboard Templates, and MindManager macros have been moved over to the wiki. The lists have been sorted out and cleaned up a bit, so if you haven't looked at them in awhile, now might be a good time: ResultsManager Dashboard Template Library GyroQ Tag Library MindManager Macro Library […]

ResultsManager 7 Preview

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

It's not actually "ResultsManager 7" — the humble folks at Gyronix have only incremented their 3rd digit (2.7.7 to 2.7.8) — but for a free upgrade, their upcoming MindManager 7-compatible release provides a significantly improved interface and adds real day-to-day value. While experienced users may have some difficulty generally adapting to MindManager 7's Microsoft Fluent […]

Using the MindManager ActiveX Map Viewer in Firefox

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

The MindManager Viewer Browser Plug-in provides a convenient way to share MindManager maps to a broad audience without requiring them to own MindManager or to install the desktop viewer application. It can be particularly hand on an intranet as means to avoid read-only users from locking out people needing to edit maps. The problem is […]

Daily Actions Plus

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

The default ResultsManager "Daily Actions" dashboard includes a branch that enumerates activities with hard deadlines in the next 7 days, but doesn't include a corresponding branch for activities that have soft target date — you only see the overdue soft target activities in the review dashboard. If you take the approach of using target dates […]

Generating a 1:1 meeting dashboard template with GyroQ

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

A post last month described an approach for setting the agenda for a weekly 1:1 meeting using ResultsManager. The meeting agenda template, available in the Dashboard Library, attempts to operationalize the GTD review approach into a MindManager Map by walking the manager/direct-report through the process of discussing activities that have become overdue, are committed to […]

Putting Things in Context

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

A key premise of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology is the need to create a basis to make the “decision in the moment”. David notes that even after deferring "someday/maybes", and distilling their work down to next actions, the typical professional will have 50-150 next actions to deal with at any point in […]

"So how are things going…?" : Setting the agenda for an effective 1 on 1 Meeting

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

As a manager, having routine weekly/bi-weekly 1:1 meetings with each of your direct reports is essential for both project management and employee development. The effectiveness of these meetings is greatly improved if a defined agenda is available to guide the discussion and if the consequent decisions and agreements are captured and acted on reliably. In […]

Are your projects "projects" and are you committed to them?

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

In order to use GyroQ and In-trays effectively, you may need to do some renovation on the structure and organization of your maps and projects. You may have a "Map Central" page with links to several "sub-map-centrals" for areas like home repair, finances, etc. These pages might be crowded with several projects and associated activities […]

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