Heterogeneity Factors

Questions about Heterogeneity Factors that Impact the Amount of Meeting Risk (5 of 5)

This is the fifth of a five-part discussion, providing a method for evaluating the relative risk of a meeting or workshop. Method The method follows the steps below: Review the risk assessment questions from prior worksheets or those that follow. Use the FAST risk analysis worksheets to capture your answers and compute a score. Use…

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Political Factors

Questions about Political Factors that Impact the Amount of Meeting Risk (4 of 5)

This is the fourth of a five-part discussion, providing a method for evaluating the relative risk of a meeting or workshop. Method The method follows the steps below: Review the risk assessment questions from prior worksheets or those that follow. Use the FAST risk analysis worksheets to capture your answers and compute a score. Use…

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Complexity Factors

Questions about Complexity Factors that Impact the Amount of Meeting Risk (3 of 5)

This is the third of a five-part discussion, providing a method for evaluating the relative risk of a meeting or workshop. Method The method follows the steps below: Review the risk assessment questions from prior worksheets or those that follow. Use the FAST risk analysis worksheets to capture your answers and compute a score. Use…

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Size Factors

Questions about Size Factors that Impact the Amount of Meeting Risk (2 of 5)

Size Factors is the second of a five-part discussion, providing a method for evaluating the relative risk of a meeting or workshop. Method The method follows the steps below: Review the risk assessment questions from prior worksheets or those that follow. Use the FAST risk analysis worksheets to capture your answers and compute a score.…

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Risks Over Time

40 Proven Questions to Determine and Mitigate Meeting Risk Factors (1 of 5)

This two-part discussion provides a method for evaluating meeting risk factors. What is Risk? Risk is exposure to the following consequences: Failure to achieve benefits Hardware and software incompatibility Higher implementation costs Longer implementation time Performance that is less than expected Risk is not “bad”—failure to understand risk is dangerous. Risk Defined Risk shows up…

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SCAMPER is a Mnemonic Prompt

SCAMPER is a Mnemonic Prompt for Excellent, Impromptu Questions

SCAMPER provides a ‘hip-pocket’ tool; ie, an unplanned method of developing appropriate questions on an impromptu basis. With SCAMPER, you may also take raw input (ie, first-cut ideation lists) and challenge participants to calibrate their raw input into something closer to the form of the answer being sought. Use the questions prompted by SCAMPER to…

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Normalize Discussions

How to Structure and Normalize Discussions Around “Many to Many”

The purpose of this topic helps groups focus and normalize discussions when there are many symptoms, causes, preventions, and cures that should be considered.  In most meetings, an array of multiple agents or actors need to act through a new plan or process.  You need to structure and normalize discussions to get more done quickly. Normalize Discussions —…

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How to Facilitate Vision

How to Facilitate Vision Using the Temporal Shift Tool

It’s hard enough to get a family of four to agree where to go out to eat much less getting a group of executives/ managers agree to where they want to take their organization.  To facilitate vision for an organization—where it wants to go, appeal to both the head and the heart, supporting the question, “Why change?” …

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Two-column Guardian of Change

Meetings Should Include a Communications Plan: Guardian of Change

Stakeholders ask meeting participants, “What happened in the meeting?” It’s a good idea to sound like all attended the same meeting.  To ensure that participants harmonize their “elevator speech” (also known as coffee pot, issue bin, and other 30-second synopsis of events or issues), quickly facilitate and get the group to agree on what they…

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