Creating a product or solution involves many stages. Depicting these in a comprehensible and concise manner in a business presentation can be tough. Graphic organizers are visual tools that can help sort through your thought process and present it to others. For example, the best way to present a brainstorming session would be to use a mind map. A mind map comprises a central cloud depicting the root idea with all the other ideas generated in the brainstorming session placed around it. While Microsoft Visio can be used to create these, 24point0 has created readymade Mind Maps that have the basic shapes and commonly used symbols. Consultants can edit these easily to suit various scenarios.
Also available from 24point0 are customizable Cluster Diagrams which can be used in place of mind maps to show inter-connected ideas. Multiple offshoots and new idea bubbles can be added according to the consultant’s requirements.
To illustrate the roadmap of the product from conceptualization to prototype so that planning can be done better, use flowcharts created in either Visio or PowerPoint’s SmartArt Flowchart feature. Consultants can buy and download 24point0’s Product Roadmap which can be used to show the lifecycle of a product over a period of time.