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Brainstorming Templates

1:1 Meeting

1:1 Meeting

1:1 meetings guide you to better conversations and outcomes.

4 L's Retrospective

4 L's Retrospective

4 L’s is a quick retrospective that helps teams find what they liked, learned, lacked, and longed for on a topic or project.

5 Why's

5 Why's

5 Whys is an effective brainstorming tool that helps identify problems and gets to the root causes so you can focus on solutions.

6 Thinking Hats Technique

6 Thinking Hats Technique

Six Thinking Hats provides direction to decision-making and group thinking. To help teams generate and evaluate different points of view.

Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagram

Affinity Diagrams are a method that helps you organize a large number of ideas into their natural relationships, typically born out from brainstorming sessions.

Blank Matrix

Blank Matrix

Blank template to help you get started with your brainstorming.

Brainwriting

Brainwriting

Brainwriting is the group-structured generation of ideas aimed at aiding innovation processes by stimulating creativity.

Bull's Eye Diagram

Bull's Eye Diagram

The Bullseye template helps with decision-making, assisting the teams to see what’s critical, essential, and merely peripheral.

Compare and Contrast

Compare and Contrast

The compare and contrast template is perfect for outlining ideas and also helping you evaluate the similarities and differences of two distinct subjects.

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is a quick brainstorming session giving team members eight minutes to sketch out eight ideas.

e Chart

e Chart

This e-chart template can help classify ideas, communicate more effectively and help you visualize the connection between ideas.

Fine Sticky Note Stack

Sticky note stack to help you get started with your brainstorming.

Fine Sticky Note Stack

Fine Wide Sticky Note Stack

Sticky note stack to help you get started with your brainstorming.

GO Product Roadmap

GO Product Roadmap

GO Product Roadmap is an excellent tool that helps you plan, share everyone’s ideas, target issues, and prioritize tasks.

Ideas - Tasks

Ideas - Tasks

Ideas – Tasks help you organize your thoughts and tasks by creating a task schedule to help you stay on top.

Impact Effort Matrix

Impact Effort Matrix

Impact Effort Matrix is a decision-making tool that defines the impact and effort of activities so that your team better prioritizes tasks.

Kanban Framework

Kanban Framework

Kanban boards are a visualization tool that enables you to enhance how a team works by using notes representing work items and columns representing each stage of the process.

KWL Chart

KWL Chart

KWL is a popular that asks teams to feedback on positives and negatives of a topic or project.

Lean Canvas

Lean Canvas

Lean Canvas is a short business plan that helps your team deconstruct an idea into its key assumptions, allowing you to set out the critical information you need to determine profitability and get everyone on the same page.

Lean Pitch Canvas

Lean Pitch Canvas

Lean Pitch Canvas is a short but focused brainstorming tool that helps you structure and visualize your pitch on one page.

Lotus Diagram

Lotus Diagram

Lotus Diagrams help you expand your thinking through the visual representation of an idea. Also known as the lotus blossom technique, it focuses on the power of brainstorming and often yields better results than mind mapping.

Mad Sad Glad Retrospective

Mad Sad Glad Retrospective

Mad, Sad Glad is a quick retrospective for short meetings where your team may reflect on their recently completed work and assess what worked well and what needs to be improved.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Mission Statement is a short statement of why your company exists, describing the organization, its function, and its objectives.

Now Next Later Never

Now Next Later Never

Now, Next, Later, Never is a popular four-panel matrix that asks teams to feedback on the positives and negatives of a topic or project.

PEST Analysis

PEST Analysis

PEST analyzes internal and external factors that may impact your company’s performance, focusing on political, economic, technological, and social influences. Valuable because they aid strategic planning, market research, and budget allocation.

PESTEL Analysis

PESTEL Analysis

PESTEL analyzes internal and external factors that may impact your company’s performance, focusing on political, economic, technological, social, environmental, and legal influences. Valuable because they aid strategic planning, market research, and budget allocation.

Priority Kanban Board

Priority Kanban Board

Kanban boards are a visualization tool that enables you to enhance how a team works by using notes representing work items and columns representing each stage of the process.

Priority Matrix

Priority Matrix

Priority Matrices are a useful technique for identifying problems most important to solve first. The matrix helps you rank problems or issues generated through brainstorming, using weighted criteria critical to your project.

Product Development Kanban

Product Development Kanban

Product development kanban boards are a visualization tool that enables you to enhance how a team works by using notes representing work items and columns representing each stage of the process.

Quick retrospective Liked lacked & longed for

Quick Retrospective Liked, Learned, Lacked & Longed For

Liked, lacked, learned, longed for is a popular four panel retrospective that asks teams to feedback on positives and negatives of a topic or project.

Reverse Brainstorming

Reverse Brainstorming

Reverse Brainstorming identifies problems by brainstorming all the ways a plan or idea can fail, helping you avoid those issues and identify a better solution.

Rose Bud Thorn

Rose Bud Thorn

Rose, Bud, Thorn helps participants analyze by visually categorizing the positive, potential, or negative aspects of the matter at hand.

S.C.A.M.P.E.R

S.C.A.M.P.E.R

S.C.A.M.P.E.R is a creative thinking and problem-solving method used during brainstorming sessions that supports innovation of products and services, planning, and development.

Small Sticky Note Stack

Small Sticky Note Stack

Sticky note stack to help you get started with your brainstorming.

Small Wide Sticky Note Stack

Small Sticky Small Wide Sticky Note Stack

Sticky note stack to help you get started with your brainstorming.

Start Stop Continue Retrospective

Start Stop Continue Retrospective

Start, Stop, Continue is an action-oriented retrospective where teams reflect and gather feedback and develop practical ideas for improvement.

SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis gives a clearer understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and provides insight on how best to move forward.

Team Canvas

Team Canvas

Team Canvas is an excellent tool for teamwork. An effective technique for starting projects, aligning the team’s objectives, resolving conflicts, and setting team members their roles.

Team Charter

Team Charter

Team Charter structures your team’s purpose and objectives. Identifies resources needed and constraints, as well as the actions you need to take to reach your goals.

value Chain

Value Chain

Value Chain is a set of activities you can perform to deliver a valuable product or service for your customers.

Weekly Huddle

Weekly Huddle

Weekly Huddle keeps your team organized by creating weekly task schedules to help you stay on top.

What do you SEE THINK WONDER?

What Do You SEE THINK WONDER?

See, Think, Wonder encourages students to make careful observations and interpretations, enabling the class to build on the group’s thinking and often results in richer discussions.

What How Why

What How Why

What, How, Why enables your team to reflect or plan a project by accessing why something needs to be done, how it will be done, and what you want to accomplish.

What Was Good? What Was Bad? Ideas & Actions

What Was Good? What Was Bad? Ideas & Actions

What was good? What was bad? Ideas and actions. An excellent retrospective to figure out what your team thinks is working and what is holding them back.

Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram

Venn diagram is a helpful visual aid in brainstorming, meetings, and presentations. They can be beneficial for teams to break down complex ideas while brainstorming or problem-solving.

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