Steve Rothwell is the creator of the Peace of Mind Blog which discusses practical applications of mind mapping, idea mapping and visual mapping. This week he looked at how to apply MindGenius to the Consensus Workshop Method:
1. Set the context - introduce the focus question
2. Brainstorm the ideas
3. Cluster the ideas
4. Name the idea clusters
5. Review and action
Using this new map as a basis you can work to name the clusters. Add the names by editing the level one topics.
You could now go on to assign dates and resources to the ideas, creating a simple action plan.
As part of the documentation step, you can export the map to Excel or Word to provide an additional record of the workshop or to provide the basis for further definition.
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