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To develop many creative ideas in a short time; brainstorming in a written form

Description of the tool

If you want to produce many ideas in a short time you could use the method 635. Numbers stand for 6 people developing 3 ideas 5 times. Make a grid of 3 columns and 5 rows. Write the solutions to the particular question or problem in the first line and pass it to your neighbour let's say to your left. Everyone gets a list from someone else and inspired by the previous solutions write another 3 ideas. Continue 5 rounds. You will have 90 solutions in 5 minutes - a decent collection to choose from.


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Tool overview

This tool is for

6 people

and addresses

Project Management, Organisational Management

Materials needed:

Paper and pens


10-15 min

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Evelina Taunyte (on 2 March 2006)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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