You can use a mind map to brainstorm tasks for a project and when you're ready to convert it into a project chart, SmartDraw makes it easy.
Map out your project by grouping tasks into logical hierarchical groups.
When you're ready, convert it to a project chart, by clicking the "View as Gantt Chart" button in the SmartPanel under Mind Map Layout.
Once your mind map has been converted to a project chart, you can specify task duration,
add dependencies or milestones, and specify a resource responsible for completing each task.
In a few clicks, you can go from a freshly brainstormed mind map to a detailed project chart.
You can manage the entire project in this one document and easily switch back and forth to
the different views using the layer tabs at the bottom of your work area.