Ramon Vullings & Marc Heleven: 27 Creativity & Innovation Techniques

Reading Time: < 1 minute 27 Creativity & Innovation Techniques. 27 creativity & innovation tools is an overview of various commonly used techniques in creativity, innovation, research & development processes. All in one-pager. The techniques are grouped by Diverging & Converging techniques, Open & Closed challenges / problems, Products & Services situations, Individual & Group techniques.

Ball Point Game - Introducing Agile By The Fun Way

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Ball Point Game is a great opportunity to introduce people to basic agile principles and values in a fun and all-senses involving way. It simulates an agile production process. It is basically an analog of the scrum process. The team will self-organize and form a process based on the rules provided. The objective is to pass as many balls as possible in the given timeboxes through the team by following certain rules. 
The objective is to pass as many balls as possible in the given timeboxes through the team following certain rules. Dropped balls reduce as "defects" the final result.
The game is a great opportunity to introduce people to basic agile principles and values in a fun and all-senses involving way.

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Lateral Thinking — How to Boost Your Creativity

Reading Time: 4 minutes When we solve problems, when we ideate new concepts or when we generate new ideas, we generally choose between two different approaches: the vertical and the lateral thinking one. We do this unconsciously. Lateral thinking triggers fresh ideas by changing the frame of reference continuously. In lateral mode, we view a certain subject from different perspectives.

"Black Stories" - Empower Your Creativity with Lateral Thinking

Reading Time: 3 minutes "Black Stories" are a gaming format where the players have to find out what had happened in a certain situation starting with an initial teaser as a hint. They are a perfect example of de Bono's Lateral Thinking. Use them to inspirit your meetings and product development

"Agile Black and White Stories", or What's The Difference between a Sprint and a Penis?

Reading Time: 5 minutes "Agile Black and White Stories" is a card game fostering your lateral thinking. It is a variant of Black Stories game. Your challenge is to identify Agile concepts by asking "Yes"/"No" questions starting from a given funny and tricky hint only.