- Forced choice
- A method where a choice between the options must be made.
There is no not applicable or neutral.
- Pairwise ranking
- A method of ranking a small amount of items by comparing two
of them at a time
- A decision-making tool that enables a group to sort through a
long list of ideas to identify the priority items on that list.
Generally done by dividing the number of items by 5 and allowing
each member to have that many votes to spread among the items on
- List reduction
- A method of combining similar items on a list to reduce to the
list to a manageable number
- Nominal group technique
- A technique where each person in the group silently writes
down ideas. Ideas are shared in a round robin method until all
ideas are exhausted. The ideas are then grouped and voted on to
prioritize the ideas.
- Mind mapping
- A technique for creating a visual representation of a
multitude of issues or concerns by forming a map of the
- Delphi method
- A technique used to narrow consensus on issues such as a
forecast. Individuals anonymously place their opinion. The
results of that round are shared with the group and then
opinions are expressed again with the goal of reaching a narrow