Brainstorm stakeholder interests.

Stakeholders exhaustively explore their interests in the project using an electronic brainstorming technique. They make contributions to a series of electronic pages that swap randomly among their screens. This rapid and simultaneous interaction exploits the creative potential and experiences of the team and allows sharing different opinions and perspectives.

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Stakeholders make use of the taxonomy developed in the preceding step and try to identify goals for all identified negotiation topics to explore also less understood areas. Sessions typically last between 30 and 60 minutes and between 100 and 300+ statements are collected. As contributions are anonymous at this point, people reveal interests that they might be reluctant to discuss in an identified brainstorming session. The resulting collection of stakeholder statements and ideas provides a starting point for building win conditions and defining important terms of the domain.