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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Prepare

Brainstorming is useful for generating alternatives in many situations, such as

  • project plan development

  • risk response planning

  • scope definition, cause-and-effect analysis

  • decision making

  • creative problem solving

Brainstorming is a group technique, depending on teamwork and interaction for good results. Gather people who can be expected to have insight into the current situation or problem to develop ideas.

Clearly present the problem statement, and encourage discussion if it is unclear. Post the statement where it will be visible to everyone.

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