• Techniques for generating ideas
– Brainstorming and variations
– KJ Method/Affinity
• Techniques for ranking ideas and options
– Nominal Group
– Modified Kepner-Tregoe
In the last chapter, I talked about general principles for decision making and problem solving and explained why the use of specific techniques are useful in helping groups move through this process. In this chapter, I describe techniques to be used for idea generation and idea ranking. As a reminder, each of these techniques can be pulled apart and combined to create a process that works best for your group. I start with techniques for idea generation.