Over the years, technology
has changed the way we manage projects and conduct business.
The brainstorming process is no different. With good brainstorming
software at our disposal, we can quickly see the results of
a brainstorming session in a format that can be printed as a
record for all participants, and which can be saved for future
Different Types of Brainstorming
Brainstorming software goes
by a number of different names. Some people use mind mapping
software for brainstorming. This type of software creates a
diagram around which tasks, ideas and other items are arranged
around a central theme. For example, if you were brainstorming
a series of events for a science fiction book, the theme of
the book would be the center of the mind mapping diagram and
all concepts and ideas created during the brainstorming process
would be drawn out around the central idea.
In addition to mind mapping
programs, other types of software available that can actually
help you generate ideas during the brainstorming process. These
products allow you to enter your ideas into a field and then
generate words and concepts related to the information you entered.
This is a great way to get additional fuel for your brainstorming
Group Brainstorming Software
There is even group brainstorming
software available to help teams work more effectively. By using
group brainstorming software, everyone can enter their ideas
into the brainstorming program, weighing and measuring each
idea against one another and against the goals of the brainstorming
For those who find it hard
to brainstorm on their own, or for those who just want to keep
the brainstorming process as efficient as possible, brainstorming
software may prove to be the ideal solution.
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