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What are your favorite tools for GENERATING idea to complex and ambiguous challenges?
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All PMs face the need to solve problems. What is your favorite tool for generating ideas? Part 2 - How were you trained on this tool?
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Brainstorming and mind mapping are at the top of my idea generation technique list, Teresa.
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Yes; two great tools for certain. As a follow up - where and how dd you learns the nuances of these tools?
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Brainstorming I learned specifically as an information analysis facilitator. As for mind mapping, I first came across it in an Evelyn Wood speed reading book! The book introduced a method of note taking that is very much like mind mapping.
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1 reply by Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM
Sep 11, 2017 8:39 AM
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Mind mapping is a great tool for organizing information and I love its use/application across industries.
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SCAMPER (Bob Eberle, 1997) is a technique sometimes used within my company. Useful during the development of new products from existing ones. applicable also as a starting point for lateral thinking. Training for this was given as part of our project management training.
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1 reply by Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM
Sep 11, 2017 8:42 AM
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SCAMPER is a great tool to build upon and make further connections to ideas. Lucky you to have been provided training. Many PMs do not have have that luxury...that is where I come in!
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Sep 11, 2017 1:42 AM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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Brainstorming I learned specifically as an information analysis facilitator. As for mind mapping, I first came across it in an Evelyn Wood speed reading book! The book introduced a method of note taking that is very much like mind mapping.
Mind mapping is a great tool for organizing information and I love its use/application across industries.
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Sep 11, 2017 7:48 AM
Replying to robin ashdown
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SCAMPER (Bob Eberle, 1997) is a technique sometimes used within my company. Useful during the development of new products from existing ones. applicable also as a starting point for lateral thinking. Training for this was given as part of our project management training.
SCAMPER is a great tool to build upon and make further connections to ideas. Lucky you to have been provided training. Many PMs do not have have that luxury...that is where I come in!
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I am using balance score card for my each department and give authority to each individual although some of their decisions were wrong but with monitoring will get good result in my team.
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1 reply by Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM
Oct 02, 2017 3:35 PM
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Are you open to other tools...especially ones that result in MORE and DEVELOPED options from which to choose? If so - check out my webinar "Two Types of Thinking", I think your teams would benefit.
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Brainstorming and SCAMPER, any training ? not more than Internet based training, Really effective ways
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1 reply by Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM
Oct 02, 2017 3:36 PM
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Check out my webinar "Two Types of Thinking." I'll be hosting other webinars on other tools in the near future.
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How can I learn more about SCAMPER, does anyone know any books or websites that would help me apply these techniques?
Thanks
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1 reply by Teresa Lawrence, PhD, PMP, CSM
Oct 02, 2017 3:37 PM
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Hi.
SCAMPER is a common divergent tool borrowed from creativity and creative problem solving. I'll keep you hanging until my next webinar! :)
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Oct 01, 2017 3:53 PM
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I am using balance score card for my each department and give authority to each individual although some of their decisions were wrong but with monitoring will get good result in my team.
Are you open to other tools...especially ones that result in MORE and DEVELOPED options from which to choose? If so - check out my webinar "Two Types of Thinking", I think your teams would benefit.
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