Engage offers several types of brainstorming tools.
Use a fishbone to brainstorm the possible causes of a specific effect.
Use a CT tree to identify ways to meet customers' needs. CT trees allow you to brainstorm inputs about a critical-to-quality statement.
Use an idea map for general purpose brainstorming. Idea maps allow you to brainstorm ideas about a central question.
Use a mind map to organize related ideas and concepts. Mind maps allow you to brainstorm ideas about a central topic.
Add a brainstorming tool to quickly generate and visually organize thoughts.
In a brainstorming tool, you can quickly generate a brainstorm list by typing items in the task pane or by importing variables from other tools in your project.
To import variables from other tools into the brainstorm list, select Import X Variable or Import Y Variable in the task pane, then, in the Data Selection dialog box, select the variables to import.
After you drag items from the brainstorm list to shapes on the diagram, you can make X and Y variables from the shapes. When you make a variable from a shape, you can later add it to shape on a process map or to a table in a form for further analysis. In this example, you want to make an X variable from a shape that contains an item that you generated in the brainstorm list.
Go to Map your process.