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Silent Brainstorming: A Guide To Using Post-its

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A simple how-to guide for using post-its in a silent brainstorming exercise.

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Silent Brainstorming: A Guide To Using Post-its

  1. 1. Silent Brainstorming:A guide to using Post-Its
  2. 2. Prep: Decide on the type of questions you will askExamples:- How would you improve…- What strategies should we use?- It was great because… / Do Differently- Do the same / more of / less of; Start/Stop Doing- Remember the Future- Speedboat
  3. 3. Step 1: Generate ideasindividually. One idea per post-it
  4. 4. Step 2: Read & put your ideas on the table/board
  5. 5. Step 3: Group the ideas (similar/dissimilar)Note: Grouping isn’t always necessary or desired.
  6. 6. Step 4: Name each group w/ a different colour
  7. 7. Step 5: Prepare for voting by numbering each groupNote: If not grouping, number each individual post-it
  8. 8. Step 5: (A close up of numbering)
  9. 9. Step 6: Each person votes for their top 3 in private
  10. 10. Step 7: Facilitator Tallies the votes
  11. 11. Step 8: Act on the item(s) with the highest vote!
  12. 12. Thanks! Steve Rogalsky @SROGALSKY WINNIPEGAGILIST.BLOGSPOT.COM PROTEGRA.COM For more information on the ‘why’ of using silence:http://www.slideshare.net/SteveRogalsky/the-silence-of-agile

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