“Your group has been tapped to come up with a new process. How
do you effectively record and organize your team’s ideas in those
critical first meetings?
“A high-tech way could be to use OpenOffice Draw to make
circles, boxes and text that are strung together with connectors.
You might also capture everything in a flat text tree structure.
That makes cross relationships difficult, especially between an
idea at the top and some far flung one way down at the bottom.
“The no-tech way would be to draw pictures on those giant
Post-It notes and stick them around the room. Then somebody still
has to redraw and organize them into some logical electronic
Can Open Source Software Free Your Mind?(Sep 14, 2004)