Generate a brainstorm list

In a fishbone, an idea map, CT tree, or mind map, you can quickly generate a brainstorm list by typing items in the task pane, or by importing variables from other tools in your project.
  1. In a brainstorm diagram, choose View > Task Pane.
  2. In the task pane, type an item and press Enter. The following image shows an example of a brainstorm list.

    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.

  3. Select one or more items in the list and drag them to a shape on the diagram. You can also drag items back to the list. For more information about how to arrange the diagram, go to Arrange the brainstorm diagram.