G2 - Generate new ideas
Based on G1, you know how the project’s output has performed. Now you can act on that information.
Can we make any adjustments to the output to make it more suitable to its users?
Can we target any new users for the output?
Should we make any adjustments to improve the performance of the output?
Can we make any new, useful outputs based on what is already done?
Can we make adjustments to the output to increase its benefits?
Inspired by this project, can we think of other beneficial projects?
The ideas will be evaluated later and a Project Initiation held for those that seem more worthy of receiving a better evaluation followed by an educated go/no-go decision. Small adjustments can be applied outside the project structure as maintenance efforts. However, when possible, it’s best to package them as one or more micro-projects with specific goals.
It’s possible to merge the G2 activity of multiple projects into one to take a more holistic view.
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Are we using proper facilitation techniques for generating new ideas?
It’s possible to use various techniques, such as Delphi, to help generate better ideas.