The only way to make use of the inevitable lists that come out of brainstorming meetings is to find a way to refine and narrow them. It should be one person’s job to drive this, though he or she should be allowed to involve other people in the process if they like. Take the big list, come up with a simple criteria for evaluating the ideas, and go through them. Get the number down to 3 or 5 or 10, and bring this list back to the next brainstorming discussion to use as the starting point. Ideas can be grouped together to capture the main themes that were discussed. For example all of the ideas that involve improving performance is group A, all the ideas that involve improving changing the programming language used are group B, etc. Use whatever basic groupings make sense, and carefully choose how granular they are. 3 to 5 or so is about right.
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Where do you see yourself 3 years down the line after graduating from ISB