More Brainstorming Diagrams and Charts

Brainstorming Map

Brainstorming Map

Flowchart Template with Two Ends (Multiple Paths)

Flowchart Template with Two Ends (Multiple Paths)

Concept Map Format

Concept Map Format

Fishbone Diagram Template 3

Fishbone Diagram Template 3

Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram

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Guide and Best Practices

Brainstorming is the process where a team gathers to discuss and produce new ideas around a specific area of interest.

How to do brainstorming

  • Invite the right people. Include members from the team or teams who are affected by and have the expertise in the problem or the subject brainstormed. Using Creately, you can facilitate an online brainstorming session allowing those who are joining remotely to participate as well.
  • Clearly outline the brainstorming process and guidelines. Keep a flowchart highlighting the steps, so you can easily share it with anyone before the start of the session.
  • Clarify the problem you are trying to solve or the question you are trying to answer to the team. It will help you focus better during the session.
  • Set a logical time limit depending on the problem the team is trying to solve. Remember to state how long the session will last at the beginning.
  • While you can use visual frameworks such as mind maps, concept maps or fishbone diagrams to structure your brainstorming session, you can use different colors or sticky notes of different colors to highlight ideas provided by the various participants on the Creately workspace.
  • Using affinity diagrams group ideas in a logical way to identify themes and patterns in collected data for better analysis.
  • Once the session is complete, sort through ideas gathered to find the most promising ones. As necessary, refine, modify, and synthesize them and hold a vote to select an idea favored widely.
  • Prioritize the selected ideas and discuss the next set of steps you need to take to move the ideas along. Convert your mind map or idea tree to an action plan or a Kanban board on the same Creately workspace to keep context and content in the same place and centralize information and communication around your plans.

More diagrams and visual ideas in brainstorming

Basic Flowchart Template with one decision

Basic Flowchart Template with one decision

Project Lifecycle 4 Phases

Project Lifecycle 4 Phases

Org Chart for Workflow Improvement Project

Org Chart for Workflow Improvement Project

Pick Chart for Kaizen

Pick Chart for Kaizen

SWOT Analysis for Business Analysis

SWOT Analysis for Business Analysis

Work Breakdown Structure Example

Work Breakdown Structure Example

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