aHa!2Way XLS Add-In

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The best way to create an Excel Gantt chart from your mindmap!

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Product description

The aHa!2WayXLS add-in for project planning is an effective method to export your project and task information from Mindjet® MindManager to Microsoft ®Excel while maintaining its hierarchical structure and visualizing your project in the form of a Gantt chart. Using a two-way link between Microsoft® Excel and Mindjet® MindManager a user can fine-tune the planning in one session in Microsoft® Excel and synchronize the changes with Mindjet® Mindmanager. There is no need for any additional software if the user has a Microsoft® Excel and a Mindjet® MindManager license.

Whom is it for?

This product is designed for all MindManager users who work with Excel or whose co-workers work with Excel and quickly want to generate and distribute an Excel Gantt chart with task lists and a resource planning from their project, program dashboard, meeting or brainstorm in a simple and visual way.

“I am planning a lot of small projects with each time different team members. Using the aHa!2Way XLS allows me a lot of flexibility and once a team member is seeing the results they also want to use MindManager with this add-in to manage their other projects.”
Mathieu van der Wal – Manager add-in development and Lead Programmer aHa!Web.

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How to Get Started

The aHa!2WayXLS add-in for project planning:

  • Automatically generates a list in a project overview in Microsoft® Excel of all the milestones and tasks including start dates, end dates, duration, progress, priorities and resources.
  • This list follows the hierarchical structure of your MindManager map.
  • Generates a Gantt chart which visualizes the tasks and resources in a timeline. Changes in the Gantt will be automatically synchronized with your mind map and vice versa.
  • Generates an interactive timesheets for each resource, with a unique color identifier for each resource throughout the Excel sheet.
  • Converts the notes of the topics in the map to ‘cell comments’ in Microsoft® Excel.
  • Lets users manipulate start dates and end dates of the project as a whole or for every individual milestone or task simply by clicking arrow buttons in front of the bars in the Gantt chart.
  • Can synchronize the changes made in the map or excel sheet and vice versa in one planning session. In the next session you start with the mind map.
  • It works with MM6, 7, 8 and is ideal for MindManager9 users who want to communicate (email and print) using Excel sheets.
“I have been using all kinds of options to generate a Gantt chart from my mindmap. Using the aHa!2Way XLS ad-in is for me the best option because it is easy and simple to use, allows me to quickly set-up and plan my projects and facilitates the communication with the stakeholders because they all use MS Excel..”
Paul Mulders – Project Manager, ING Bank.