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  • 1. Ideation and Brainstorming
  • 2. Team Members
    Meeting Times : Tuesdays 7pm
    Kate Gory
    Lauren Johnson 
    Project Manager
    Munib Rizvi 
    Olufadekemi Teriba 
    Presentation Lead
  • 3. Agenda
    • What is Ideation?
    • 4. Why Ideation tools are needed
    • 5. Benefits of ideation tools
    • 6. Disadvantages of ideation tools
    • 7. Dimensions matrix
    • 8. Tool evaluation
    • 9. Software list
    • 10. Use Case #1
    • 11. Use Case #2
    • 12. Wiki Page
    • 13. Q/A
  • What is Ideation?
    Ideation is the process of creating new ideas. It is the process of generating, developing and communicating ideas.
    Ideation software includes:
    Mind maps
    Flow charts
    Word association programs
    Generative idea creation programs
  • 14. Why Ideation is Needed
    Uncovers/discovers new high-potential products, markets, needs, and features.
    Provides a mechanism for the discussion and building of all known possibilities
  • 15. Benefits of Ideation Tools
    • Advantages of Ideation Tools
    • 16. Virtual Synchronous Collaboration
    • 17. Asynchronous Collaboration
    • 18. Efficiency in idea generation
    • 19. Ideas are captured in a structured fashion
    • 20. Condensing material into a concise and memorable format.
    • 21. Encourages those involved to submit their ideas.
    • 22. Team building/synergy creating activity
  • Disadvantages of Ideation Tools
    • Unclear communication (no source of reference)
    • 23. Lack of follow through
    • 24. Repetition
    • 25. Difficulty communicating meaning of output
    • 26. Soliciting input from reluctant participants
    • 27. Security of Intellectual Property
  • Dimension Matrix
  • 28. Tool Evaluation
    • Accessibility:
    • 29. Web based
    • 30. Accessible anywhere
    • 31. Compatible with all web browsers
    • 32. Cost:
    • 33. Cost per user/license
    • 34. Ease of Use:
    • 35. User friendly; easy to understand/use
    • 36. Intuitive GUI
    • 37. Storage Capacity:
    • 38. Sufficient storage space
    • 39. Functions:
    • 40. Tool should accommodate a wide range of users and functions. 
    • 41. Brainstorm/generate ideas
    • 42. Organize & plan projects
    • 43. Share files
    • 44. Manage tasks
    • 45. Create and plan presentations.
    • 46. User scope
    • 47. Security
  • Software List
    28 tools were evaluated
    Each member looked at 7
    A wide scope of tools were looked at
    Tools for businesses/students/individuals
    Main differences between the tools
    Web based vs. desktop application
    Tools geared towards businesses vs. individuals
  • 48. Use Case #1 Background
    Kari Peters - Program Manager, Verity Inc.
    Verity Inc. is an international financial services firm maintaining average revenue over the past 3 years of 1 billion US dollars. 
    Given their strong revenues and desire for control, Verity has decided to become its own clearing agent for all of its business. 
    Kari wants a tool that will allow for collaboration among project targets in determining departmental requirements as well as allowing the project managers to collaborate with the program manager and identify interdependencies of the various projects.
    The tool will be used to allow the approximately 100 operational employees of each functional area to submit, view, associate/link and rank requirements for the project/program.  Since some operational areas will be distributed geographically, the tool will also ideally integrate with other collaboration tools such as instant messenger, video conference calls and emails.
  • 49. Use Case #1 Requirements & Affordances
    Must Haves:
    Ability to document the requirements and desired software abilities of each department.
    Ability to produce task lists and mind maps
    Ability to save and retrieve mind-maps and task lists 
    Ability to organize and prioritize ideas
    Ability to restrict user access
    Ability to organize information by project and department
    Nice To Haves:
    Integration with MS Outlook
    Integration with other collaborative technologies such as Instant Messenger and Video Conferencing
  • 50. Use Case #1 Tool Selection
    Mindjet Catalyst :
    Paid collaboration tool
    Includes the MindJet MindManager mind mapping software. 
    $200 per user per year but the firm will save on their current video conferencing cost. 
    No contract term is required, so Verity can purchase the software for the duration of the project and then only retain the licenses for the PMO afterwards.
    Catalyst was the ideal tool for Verity because it included full integration with Microsoft Outlook and Office.  It also has the ability organize and prioritize ideas, group maps into workspaces by department, restrict user access, and easily document the requirements of each department and then use the software to track the duration, priority, resource assignment and status of each task.
  • 51. Use Case #2 Background
    • Nick Jones – IT Manager, Fortune 500 Company, Skokie, IL
    • 52. Nick manages a 30 person international project team that consists of software developers, project managers, and analysts from the US, Ireland, and India.
    • 53. All team members have regular access to the internet as well as tools used to conduct international conference calls but Nick is finding it difficult to work collaboratively.
    • 54. The team wants to start an internal project to improve international working relations across all of Nick’s teams but they need a tool to assist them in this effort. Some of the internal projects Nicks plans to conduct include brainstorming activities to provide direction for tactical and strategic planning for the upcoming year, methods on how his team can work together more efficiently, and a forum to share ideas about prototyping new technologies among other efforts.
  • Use Case #2 Requirements & Affordances
    • The overall goal in using any tool is the shared development of a collaboration strategy, possibly displayed through diagrams and other graphical displays.
    • 55. Must haves:
    • 56. Team members must be able meet virtually synchronously and/or asynchronously
    • 57. Low cost tool
    • 58. Support no less than 75 users
    • 59. Nice to haves:
    • 60. Video conference and e-mail notifications
    • 61. Document storage
    • 62. Message Boards
  • Use Case #2Tool Selection
    • This tool was selected based on the must have needs of the client.
    • 63. Other tools considered included Buzan's iMind Map, Mapmyself (Mapul), and Mind Genius. Of the three Mind Genius offered the best options but it was among the most expensive and therefore was not selected but should be considered as an option in the future.
    • 64. Bubbl was selected because it's a free web application that allows users to synchronously or asynchronously brainstorm online regardless of location, operating systems, or browser.
  • Wiki Page
  • 65. Q/A