I've discovered my biggest flaw (other than execution in the moment) with implementing GTD methodology is clearly identifying projects, then thinking them through thoroughly and planning realistically. I do leadership development training and consulting, as well as coaching, and think that a good project management software will help me with preparing proposals, as well as tracking progress, actually doing the work on time and under budget, and communicating with clients. I love the idea of using Mind Mapping software as a starting point, because that is how my brain works. But, I then want to link that into Project Management software that can create the Gantt chart, track the tasks, etc. Ideally this could sync/link into Outlook as that is my primary action-list keeper (I'm actually using Outlook with the Franklin-Covey PlanPlus add-in, but have the task categories set up using David's GTD context catgories ... talk about merging all productivity worlds! ). I would also want it to import/export to the MS Office Suite for use in presentations, communications, etc.
So, I need recommendations on software that can do all this. Is there one tool that does all this? Or, do I need to buy a couple and make them work together? For example, I was just researching Project Kick Start and Mind Manager. Thanks for any help!