Stakeholder Round Robin Brainstorm

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Identification
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Method
Method category: 
Intent or purpose: 
To generate ideas from the perspectives of the different stakeholders in the process and to gain insights into these different perspectives.
Used as component of: 
This can be used in any divergent process where there are different perspectives.
Recognizable Components: 
This is similar to brainwriting.
Types of Participants: 
any
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
3 - 6 min
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
list of ideas from each of the stakeholder perspectives
Level of participation: 
high
Potential Pitfalls: 
not all of the perspectives represented
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
any
Setting and Materials: 
There should be one flipchart for each stakeholder perspective. If there are more people than stakeholder have one flipchart per person.
Resources Needed: 
Markers and flipchart paper
Pre-Work Required: 
The focus question should be thought through
Procedures: 

1. At the top of each of the flipcharts put the name of the stakeholder or perspective. If there are more people than perspectives put additional ideas at the top of the additional flipcharts.<br>
2. Have each person stand at a flipchart.<br>
3. Give them 2 minutes to think about the perspective on the flipchart in front of them and to brainstorm ideas.<br>
4. Have every one move one flipchart to their right (or left). <br>
5. Repeat Step 3.<br>
6. Continue this until everyone one has brainstormed on every flipchart.

How flexible is the process?: 
very but needs a limited number of perspectives and only works in smallish groups
Follow-Up Required: 
Go to the "Groan Zone" or to clustering.
Background
Developer: 
Jon Jenkins
Derived from: 
Brainwriting when it became difficult to display the material in a brainwriting exercise.
License Model: 
Open
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