Why project management is the new project management
Reverse Brainstorming – like normal Project Management brainstorming….but hipster.
Rose Training talks how Reverse Brainstorming can boost innovation levels in your BSB51407 team!
Reverse brainstorming….you probably haven’t heard of it, says the hipster project manager. Well, at Rose Training we believe in inclusivity so we are going to tell you all you need to know about the coolest BSB51407 project management problem solving technique in town. It’s a bit like brainstorming, yes, but it also incorporates reversal techniques, which maximise the creative juices flowing in the project management meeting room!
Rose Training’s project management course co-ordinator, Sharon Boyle says: instead of asking your BSB51407 team how can we solve this problem, get them to ask, how could we as a project management team possibly cause the problem? It sounds a bit strange and counter productive, but bear with me.
If there is a problem that your Project Management BSB51407 team is trying to deal with and it’s hard to think of an appropriate solution, then reverse brainstorming could work.
The challenge should be reversed by getting the project managers to ask how to cause it or achieve the opposite effect.
Then the BSB51407 team should brainstorm ideas freely, not rejecting any wacky or out there notions.
Once the project management team has done that, reverse it again to general solution ideas for what they initially wanted to deal with, and evaluate them.
Can the project management team see an effective solution in the midst?
A project manager for a health group may ask: How do improve patient satisfaction? You’ll know if you’ve done some project management work before that the question seems quite vague with a lot of different answers that may not be useful for your PRM BSB51407 team. So, don your hipster spectacles and ponder as to how reverse brainstorming can be used instead. How can we make patients more dissatisfied? The complainers in us may say: double bookings, have no chairs in waiting room, put patients on hold for long periods of time then disconnect their calls etc. Then the project management team has to come up with reverse solutions (and guess what? This certain BSB51407team is made up of employees at Rose Training!):
“But we already have chairs in the waiting room!” Says Jessica.
“Yes, but sometimes when the clinic is full we don’t have enough and some people have to stand,” Kirsty replies.
“I have an idea, why don’t we put some of our finances towards buying a stack of fold out chairs and keeping them in the storage room if we need them?” Karen suggests.
The project management team then can move down the list of reverse problems, then each solution can be evaluated for effectiveness.
If you are keen to learn more about the hipster side to Project Management, talk to Rose Training’s Jessica Rose on our live chat. If you’re interested in Rose Training’s Cert IV in Project Management (BSB41507), give us a call or talk to Jessica on Live Chat!
The next Project Management Diploma is on July 2!!! The course will be running Tuesday-Thursday for 3 weeks! Get your mad project management skills right here, guys!
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