Reveal Issues and Constraints

Polling in EasyWinWin is also used to reveal conflicts and mismatching perceptions among stakeholders. Stakeholders examine the results of the prioritization poll and analyze patterns of agreement and disagreement. The groupware system displays items with high consensus in green, and items with low consensus in red. The facilitator shows a graph of voting patterns for any red item, and asks the group to speculate why the disagreement exists. As stakeholders try to explain why opinions may have differed, they discover and correct ambiguity in their win conditions. They surface unspoken constraints, unrealized assumptions, and unshared information. A scribe records these items as comments, candidate issues (and sometimes options) for the win condition under discussion. These comments are used when stakeholders develop issues and options in the next step of the methodology.

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