Being a veteran user and revised features for Task Managment in MindManager 9

Task Roll Up DependenciesOver time you become programmed to expect that adding a relationship between two topics with an arrow head at the destination implies a finish to start dependency.  It did for several years but now there is an extra step.

This picture (click to see the full size version) shows how you define the dependency type.  The roll up calculator ignores the dependencies until you do this.

You can select all relationships and define as Finish to Start in one action.  Home Ribbon > Select > Select Special and then select the dependency type in the Task Management pane.

Now I can plan that event in minutes!

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Andrew is an experienced user of MindManager who shares his knowledge and advice for free here. And provides commercial training and consulting on how to exploit MindManager and other mind mapping software applications in business, organisations and for individuals at Cabre For more information about Andrew please visit his Google + profile.

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8 Responses to “Being a veteran user and revised features for Task Managment in MindManager 9”

  1. thanks Andrew, it works 🙂
    And you can print this Gantt view. Go to the file tab – print. There is a new printing function.
    Kinde regards, Andreas

  2. Sigurd says:

    The Project Management feature is still useless. FS relationship pushes the Start task to next available day. You can organize in minutes, but not within the same date.


  3. Andrew Wilcox says:


    In my elation at getting the relationship to do something, l missed that. It also behaves in the same way with hours.

    Begs the question: Has Mindjet used this tool to plan anything? Will they share an example with us?

    My advise to users stick to MindManager 7 and 8 with JCVGantt Pro for planning in whole hours and above. You can install MindManager 9 and get the benefits of the new version in other areas.


  4. rob says:

    I was looking forward to using the new planning tools, seems like they won’t be of help to me. Given I’m an individual user with no need for sharepoint /catalyst is there any reason to upgrade?

  5. Andrew Wilcox says:

    Yes several reasons and they won’t give you the SharePoint Add In or Catalyst.

    – The start up time and much lower CPU usage.

    – The 2010 ribbon

    If you are a daily user (like me) these will justify themselves in time (= money) over two years (typical version life time)

    You may also find the new presentation and print modes useful.

    The new Outlook parts over opportunities for client and project management.

    l feel confident that Mindjet will resolve the project modelling issues and upgrade the project functionality in a few months. Unless you are serious user of JCVGantt with MindManager l recommend upgrading.

  6. rob says:

    Thanks for the reply.

    I’m finding the outlook parts useful and of course the better CPU usage is always welcome.

    My current workflow relies heavily on ResultsManager which does not seem to work 100% as yet with the new MM release. I’ll see how using the Outlook integration goes instead, but am hoping Gyronix comes up with a fully working update before I hit the end of the 30 day trial.

    Think so far that I will end up upgrading though, I’ll let you know.

  7. Andrew Wilcox says:

    Hi Rob

    If you do decide to upgrade, you could buy via Cabre.

    l can supply in € and $. 🙂

  8. rob says:


    I’ve uninstalled MM9, as you know there are major problems with its task engine. If these get sorted and it works with RM in the future I’ll upgrade via Cabre.

    Thanks for your help.

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