I've long been a fan of a piece of software called MindManager which is a mind-mapping tool that is considerably more powerful than Inspiration but not quite as easy to use. I think that the software is very effect, for instance, for generating a research proposal or for formulate\ing complex project plans. Literally, what you do is import the various criteria which have to be addressed and then sequentially trawl through those criteria whilst addressing their dimensions by populating them with whatever your valid responses might be.
. To negotiate gaining access the MindManager version of the template, contact us at the Woodhill Park Research Retreat.
, you can view it. To get hold of the MindManager template on strategic planning, you'd need to contact me and you'd also need to find out about the software from me. Patrick Baker is the New Zealand expert and he sells the programme through his company