Transform Force Field Analysis into Actions

How to Facilitate Force Field Analysis Leading to Actions

Force field analysis modifies and improves upon a similar approach called “pros & cons.” Force field analysis helps groups identify and prioritize actions and opportunities for improvement, especially among project teams. Force field analysis makes it easier for groups to organize their thinking while encouraging thoughtful exploration. Once supportive and hindering forces are identified, the group analyzes impact, leading to actions that reinforce…

DQ Spider Chart

Questions to Ask If Using a Decision Quality Spider Chart (DQ Spider)

When making decisions, consider testing for decision quality (DQ)[1] so that you can avoid having another meeting. Therefore, a quick method involves testing your options against your purpose to gauge alignment and support. The DQ Spider offers an more robust method. First, remember that the FAST Technique defines consensus as a decision good enough that it ‘will be supported’…

How to Facilitate Root Cause Analysis

How to Facilitate Root Cause Analysis – an Ishikawa Diagram

The Ishikawa diagram (aka, fishbone diagram) provides an analytic method and systematic way of looking at the potential causes or contributing factors of undesirable effects. Frequently referred to as a Cause and Effect Diagram, here is how to facilitate root cause. When you facilitate root cause analysis or an Ishikawa diagram, the illustration may resemble…

Concern, Influence, and Control

Scope Creep Kills: Facilitate Concern, Influence, and Control

Scope creep kills projects. It also kills meetings. The consensual sphere of Concern, Influence, and Control helps a group become mindful of aspects that could alter the groups attitudes, beliefs, and decisions. The consensual sphere of Concern, Influence, and Control helps a group to focus, on one issue at a time, or one aspect at a time.…

PowerBalls in BookEnd Sequence

How to Facilitate Prioritization and Build Consensus Quickly

Every meeting leader needs to have a simple tool to quickly facilitate prioritization and consensus around basic issues. Use our PowerBall method to build consensus in minutes, not hours. Rationale to Facilitate Prioritization It’s faster to get a group to agree on what NOT to discuss anymore. Therefore, apply the Pareto Principle (aka 80-20 Rule) to help a…

Agile Facilitation

7 Reasons Why Agile Facilitation is Powerful, if Not Redundant

We love Agile. You should too. For most of you, some version of Agile methodology will eventually replace waterfall SDLC (software development life-cycle) and PDLC (product development life-cycle). For many of you, it already has. Agile facilitation are terms so intertwined, one could claim they are nearly redundant, yet remarkably powerful. Agile methodology compelled us…