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  Est.Vic Gee/2006, curated by Roy Grubb since 2013 
  From:  Austhink Software Pty Ltd.   Product:  bCisive    Added:  2008-09-15
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What they say:  " Software for business decision making and diagramming.
bCisive is ... specifically for Business Decision Mapping. Structure and visualize your thinking, create organized diagrams, and be more confident in your business decisions.

- Build and communicate compelling business cases
- Make informed, considered decisions
- Share your thinking, get consensus and take action
- Collaborate and increase your workplace productivity
- Document the reasoning behind decisions, and improve knowledge management"
Observations:  bCisive is available as a stand-alone desktop application, or as a browser-based online service. There's a review of the on-line service at the blog http://www.mind-mapping.org/blog/2014/01/austhinks-argument-mapping-goes-online/.

Austhink is the publisher of Rationale, and there was some discussion about their differences on the Rationale Google Group. The company responded in this way: ''bCisive is intended for the 'professional' or workplace market and is oriented towards business decision making. Rationale is being repositioned as a purely educational product, focusing on reasoning, argument and critical thinking.

In bCisive, you'll find much stronger support for decision making (inc. the ''decision summary'' which automatically generates the rationale behind decisions), for formatting of maps, and for communicating with others. Also, a lot of work has gone into making it even more easy to use.

Somebody whose main interest is using this kind of tool in the workplace, specifically for decisions, will find bCisive a much more suitable tool. But somebody who is interested in teaching the fundamentals of reasoning and critical thinking will find Rationale more suitable.'' See also http://bcisive.austhink.com/get-bcisive G+

Where:  http://www.bcisiveonline.com/
OS: browser based, Windows
Price:  desktop:AU$204; online: US$100/150/180 p.a.
Categories: argument maps, concept maps, decision diagrams, logic trees
 
Articles
Writing, come what may

There's only a brief mention of mindmapping here, but it's obviously important to the author. Anyway, to me it's a great article on getting moving with writing. I hope you find it so, too.

Project estimating – Mindmaps are a tool in the armory

The key to getting something useful out of this article is to read the author’s title carefully. Mind mapping simplifies the process of project estimating -- it doesn’t simplify the actual task-time estimation. Every project manger knows that the work of a project must be broken into separate and manageable units for estimating. To look at a project and think “That’s about a week’s effort” is a recipe for frustration and missed targets. Mindmaps, spider diagrams and bubble charts are excellent for the first phase of breaking a project into manageable parts. For me mindmaps, as strictly defined by Buzan’s rules, are less suitable than spider diagrams for this type of analysis, but we can assume that Dr. Mariaraj is not being too strict in his use of the term below.

Tony Buzan has defined these "rules" for Mind Mapping:

I believe these rules are well worth following if you use mindmaps for learning. They are very hard to follow completely and rigidly - and its not worth trying I have found - if you use mindmaps in adult life, in your work or projects.

Who invented mind mapping

This comes up from time to time - usually in the form of "Buzan didn't invent mind mapping".

Underlying theory of Concept Maps

Here are links to important scholarly papers by Joseph D. Novak and Alberto J. Cañas on Concept Maps, their theory and construction.