Brainstorming — applied practically and correctly, not just as an agenda item for a group discussion — and the resulting organization of topics and ideas into cohesive plans is a critical tool for successful project managers and project teams. Done correctly ideas will gel into clear directions and concrete plans. Do it wrong or casually and it can lead to frustration, lost ideas, and misdirection.
Brainstorming and critical thinking require careful facilitation. Mind mapping — or what is now more correctly call information mapping — is a powerful tool to guide facilitation and document the results of collaboration and brainstorming.
We have used mind maps, and information maps, for several decades to organize work and plan projects, and to refine project requirements and turn requirements into tasks in work breakdown structures.
Contact us to discuss how brainstorming and mind mapping can help your projects.