Effective brainstorming is critical in a retrospective. It is the very first thing you do during your retrospectives and serves as the foundation for the discussions that follow. So it’s not unexpected that I’m regularly asked how to have more engaging and effective brainstorm sessions.
Today, I want to talk to you about the brainstorming method that Walt Disney used to come up with some of the ideas in films that we all grew up watching. Appropriately named The Walt Disney Method, this method walks participants through 3 sequential steps that aim to generate new ideas at every level and encourages people to dream the impossible.
Have you used the Walt Disney Method of brainstorming before? Plan to use it in an upcoming session to generate new ideas? Let me know what you think about Disney’s approach and if it worked for you.