To document (important) decisions, we like mind-maps or tables.

Mind maps:

  • (+) are visually appealing
  • (+) can show relationships between different parts of decisions
  • (=) are well suited for smaller decisions, where some keywords provide enough information
  • (-) require special tools to create or maintain (we count paper and pen as special tool, though)
  • (-) are somewhat informal, sometimes not suited in more formal settings


  • (+) are well suited even for large decisions
  • (+) are very easy to create and maintain in many different tools
  • (-) lack the visual attractiveness you find in mind-maps.

(+) positive, (-) negative, (=) neutral argument