Brainstorm

What is this?
Brainstorming is a highly structured process for generating ideas that have some connection to your challenge. 

 

When should I use this?
Brainstorming is done after you’ve developed a solid fact base, identified salient themes, and formulated a “how might we” question. 

 

More about this...
​​​​​The term brainstorming has been popularized to the point where it rarely refers to the rigorous and structured process that it really is. When done well, it’s a high-energy, creative, and collaborative process that might feel foreign or uncomfortable to those accustomed to conventional policy analysis methods. It’s best done with a diverse group of people. Be sure to follow these brainstorm rules to get the most out of your session.