4.3.2 Why Use Method 635?

Like many other creative techniques Method 635 can be used in a variety of situations, including

  • Idea generating - approx 108 ideas can be generated in less than one hour
  • Finding solutions to a problem
  • Finding new ways of doing things - new systems and processes
  • Team/Network building process (getting to know each other and the competencies of colleagues, working together on a solution)
  • Improving communication within a team or organisation
  • Encouraging team members to impart ideas and solutions as the source of the idea can be easily identified.

The technique can also be applied to more complex problems and is particularly useful when you want to focus the group and get everyone involved in the process.

There are a number of pros and cons for using Method 635, these are summarised

Table 1: Pros and Cons of using Method 635

Do you see particular situation where method 635 might be better than other brainstorming techniques?