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Brainstorming Rules

Effective brainstorming can be accomplished by following simple brainstorming do's and don'ts with your team. A brainstorming session is a tool for generating as many ideas or solutions as possible to a problem or issue. It is not a tool for determining the best solution to a problem or issue.

Creativity and Six Sigma: Try Doing Some River-jumping

In the Improve phase of a Six Sigma project, a team is often required to jump from one river of thinking into another. Two river-jumping ways to generate innovative ideas are found in four techniques for creative thinking and the use of TRIZ.

Effective Brainstorming: Building an Opportunity Matrix

This methodology helps Belts to generate and rank potential root causes that may be impacting the process at hand.

Follow Brainstorming Basics to Generate New Ideas

Before brainstorming, it is important to understand not only the fundamentals of the method, but also how to prepare for and conduct a session. With the right atmosphere, team members and encouragement, the ideas will flow.

How Your Curiosity Can Keep the Wheels of Collaboration Turning

How curiosity can keep the wheels of collaboration turning. It's the skill I most frequently recommend that people develop.

Reveal Assumptions and Find Root Causes with Webbing

Six Sigma practitioners looking to clarify a task or develop their strategic thinking skills may want to consider using webbing. Similar to the 5 Whys, it encourages questioning a process in order to break down assumptions and find new solutions.

Teamwork and Creativity Help to Identify Root Causes

Creativity and team management tools, often employed in solution finding, can also generate deep understanding of the process mechanics and help the team prepare for the distilling and data-based validation of the root causes of a problem.

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