Product Idea Generation Using Concept Maps
In the toy industry, a persuasive product idea is the first step towards success due to its highly competitive nature. Therefore, a robust idea with minimal risk is the best investment. Adam's team spends a significant amount of time brainstorming, evaluating, and finalizing ideas. EdrawMax supports them during this phase by providing tools such as concept maps, mind maps, agile, and scrum techniques, which are useful for frequently changing ideas.
As a product manager, Adam must coordinate with an extensive team consisting of many members with varying roles and sub-teams. With EdrawMax, they began using its cloud storage service with team collaboration tools to maintain a shared workspace for all members. Permissions can be granted on documents based on roles and groups, and revision history is maintained. All files are present in one place to be easily accessible.
Tools for Project Planning and Scheduling
EdrawMax enables Adam to automate many of his project planning and scheduling tasks. He uses work breakdown structures, calendars, PERT charts, and Gantt charts to plan the work structure and distribution plans and shares them with the team. This ensures that everyone knows their tasks, deadlines, and the required outcomes, avoiding confusion and providing a reference point for tracking the project's progress.