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Brainstorming: A Great Tool for Business Analysts and Everyone

I’m pleased to say that one of my recent blog articles has been published on “”, where I have contributed as a guest author. I’d love to hear what you think, so please take a look and add a comment on the site.

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Arrows coming from a persons head representing brainstorming

In “Using the Brainstorming Technique in Business Analysis,” Morgan Masters explains the benefits brainstorming throughout the project lifecycle. Brainstorming can certainly be a useful technique for eliciting ideas, requirements, or even potential solution options. Providing stakeholders with a creative environment in which they can take time out to share ideas can yield extremely useful results.


However, brainstorming works best when a safe and creative environment is created.  It’s important that the facilitator works to create this safe environment, and it can be helpful to define—and get attendees to agree on—a set of ground rules. Common rules include suspending judgment, remaining focused, and feeling free to build on the ideas of others. On Josh Linkner provides a useful set of suggested rules in “The 10 Commandments Of Brainstorming.”


Preparing and planning a brainstorming session is key…”


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