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The K-J method

Method was developed as the the Affinity Diagram by Japanese anthropologist Jiro Kawakita in the 1960s and has become one of the Seven Management...

The Pin card technique

Pin-Card technique is another variation of Brainwriting method developed by the Battelle Institute (H. Geschka, et al., 1981) The pin cards that can be small...

Parable of Heaven and Hell

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell...

Blue slips technique

Method was developed by C. C. Crawford of the University of Southern California (USA) in the 1920s. It is an organized process for use in...

Rotating roles

Rotating between roles allows participants to bring forward different views in that role or position as a process owner or stakeholder, views that often...

Rolestorming technique

This method was developed by Griggs (1985) and described by VanGundy (1988). Participants take on another identity and view problems and solutions from a different...

“Maybe” – Parable of Wisdom

Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon...

Parable of Opportunities and Time

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening...

The Buzz session

This method was developed by J.D. Phillips (1948).  A small group drawn from a larger group that discuss a specific aspects of a larger topic....

Nominal group technique

This technique was originally developed by A. L. Delbecq and A. H. VandeVen  (1971),  and has been applied to adult education program planning by...

The Buzz session

This method was developed by J.D. Phillips (1948).  A small group drawn from a larger group that discuss a specific aspects of a larger topic....

Group passing technique

The GROUP pass technique involves sitting in a circle or around a table and offering solutions in a fast paced manner. When the ideas...

Round-Robin  and Roundtable brainstorming

Spencer Kagan (1992) popularized the use of the terms Roundrobin (to refer to an spoken turn-taking strategy) and Roundtable (to refer to a written...

Constrained brainwriting

This method is a version  of standard Brainwriting pool technique. Participants constrain ideas around pre-determined focus, rather than ranging freely. Process of idea generation...

Brain writing game

This method is set in the form of competitive game.  As long as the game atmosphere is fun rather than overly competitive, and the...

6-3-5 Brainwriting

6-3-5 Method (Method 635) This is a group creativity technique originally developed by  Bernd Rohrbach (1968). The name Brainwriting 6-3-5 comes from the process of having...

The Gallery method

The Gallery method is the technique developed by the Battelle Institute and improved by Van Gundy, 1981 and others. In this method the participants move...

Brainwriting pool (BP)

This variation of brainstorming was developed by the Battlle Institute of Frankfurt, Germany. The brainwriting pool is an idea-generating tool in which new ideas...

Creativity as a problem solving

Creativity as a problem finding and problem solving Productive  thinking as an internal activity that focused on mastery of a task (O. Kulpe, 1895, N.Ach,...