I used to use mind maps while I was still at school in the early 90′s, yeah last century. I found them useful then, but I seem to have really fallen out of the habit of using them.
I do think they can be useful in gaining an overall picture of a subject or topic. I picked up my early introduction via one of the many books by Tony Buzan.
However the idea of applying them in a work context only really struck me recently and so I now present the (click link for PDF version) ASM Mind Map:
I hope it’s of use to someone out there. If there is something you think is missing do leave a comment and I’ll see if I can add it in.
Note the X$ tables are mostly taken from Luca Canali’s excellent document on the CERN Twiki.
There definitely will be a Dataguard Mind Map appearing sometime soon.