As a developer of software systems for small and medium sized businesses I know that project documentation, while normally required in some form, is usually sparse at best and often non existent. Sure some sort of design document may be generated and then the development starts and the thing evolves somewhat and you end up with (hopefully) a good system that works well and its on time and within budget.
Now we’ve got to this point the next cycle begins and the supporting documentation falls by the wayside. Six months later you really wish you had that when you’re doing maintenance or enhancements to the original system.
Well, I’ve honestly found the answer to this dilema with a tool that is easy to use, allows you to quickly outline a system and fill in the details and share that with anyone using a viewer. What is this product from heaven? It’s called Mindjet Mindmanager and its fabulous. I used it recently on a project and it was quick and easy to generate a system design document with supporting text, graphics, url links, whatever you need really. And that’s just one use for this tool. I wish I’d found it sooner. There’s a free trial so try it and see if it works for you!