Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : Brainwriting: The Team Hack to Generating Better Ideas

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Brainwriting: The Team Hack to Generating Better Ideas

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Brainstorming has long been held as the best way to get ideas from teams. The purpose is to solicit large amounts of ideas in a short timeframe. By putting a collective of creative people in the same room, better concepts should be the outcome. Sounds very agile, right? However, science has shown several times that brainstorming is not the best way to generate ideas. It’s cumbersome due to all of the interdependent activities happening, and you often spend more time thinking about others' ideas than your own. Maybe it's time we try something new. Brainwriting is similar to brainstorming, but each participant writes down their idea and passes it to the next person, who then uses it to spur their own ideas. Incorporating this technique into your team events can produce more diverse ideas and provide a friendlier environment for collaboration. In this session, we will workshop the brainwriting process. Come gain the tools you need to bring the technique back to your office and get more from your team.

Chris Murman
SolutionsIQ an Accenture Company

Chris Murman's first job out out of college was the weekend sports anchor at an NBC affiliate. If he had only known what was in store! Interestingly enough, he still loves telling the stories of others every day. Each interaction is an opportunity to learn what made you unique and understand where you came from. If we got to know each other more on a personal level, it would make the tough conversations easier to have. You can read more of his work at chrismurman.com and on the Agile Uprising podcast. Come tell him your story!