Organizing a Post-Up into manageable segments with labels helps teams transition to decision-making.
At the end of a divergent exercise, your project team will have many great ideas. However, without focus, this can feel overwhelming. Cloud Grouping encourages teams to investigate and converge the findings by identifying patterns.
- Find the Most Prevalent Idea
- Starting with the most prevalent idea, the facilitator finds a note representing that idea and moves it to a clear part of the board.
- Group Similar Ideas
- The facilitator then asks participants to name other cards that are related to the first and proceeds to form a “cloud” of ideas by moving additional sticky notes around the first.
- Ensure Every Idea Belongs to a Cloud
- Rarely, a team will feel like it has fully completed a cloud group. Itʼs more common for a group member to speak up and point out that a particular note from the group actually means something different, and itʼs time to start a new cloud based on that group. By the end of this exercise, every note should belong to its own cloud. Sometimes a cloud will only have one note.