Why do you solve problems without a BrainSwarming graph to visualize all the aspects of your problem and their relationships?
When you put these four components in their proper location on a graph, you can instantly see how they all relate to each other.
As people refine the goal, the top of the graph grows downward. As people interact the resources (and their features) together, the bottom of the graph grows upward. When the two directions connect, you have your first potential solution that shows itself as a path connecting your resources with the goal.
Sample Problem: Save the People on the Titanic
Figure 3 shows how one group created many ways to save many people on the Titanic. The original solution, put people in lifeboats, only saved 705 of the 2,228 passengers (only 32% of the passengers).
The original solution, put people in lifeboats, was rephrased in Figure 3 by describing lifeboats by their key features to create put people on floating things. Once this rephrasing occurred, then people noticed many possible resources that could help save the passengers.
The BrainSwarming Graph shows all these things and how they might interact with each other to help accomplish the goal. And all this came from just one way of rephrasing the goal. There are many other useful resources that we did not include in Figure 3.
Your problems are most likely as complicated as the Titanic problem. Visualizing the many components of your problem and their relationships may be a matter of life and death for your company--if not literally a life and death matter.
BrainSwarming Graphs reduce the complexity of problems to a simple and intuitive visualization method. We have techniques help you notice more of each component: more ways to rephrase your goal, more resources, more features, and more interaction. The more you notice, the more innovative you will be!
Contact Dr. Tony McCaffrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) to start your team on BrainSwarming Graphs.
They will be able to work together more easily, visualize your complex problems more simply, and create more solutions.