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Course Title: Solution Ideation Ranking

Course Duration: 1 day

Course Description:

The Solution Ideation Ranking course is designed to help Consultants generate creative solutions to complex problems, assess those solutions effectively, and rank them based on various criteria.


Participants will learn ideation techniques, how to evaluate the feasibility and impact of potential solutions, and the principles of ranking to advice clients make informed decisions about which solutions to pursue.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this training, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of structured solution ideation and ranking.

  2. Apply various creative ideation techniques to generate a wide range of solutions.

  3. Evaluate solutions based on feasibility, impact, and alignment with organizational goals.

  4. Develop a systematic approach to ranking solutions.

  5. Make data-driven decisions about which solutions to prioritize and pursue.

Module 1: Introduction to Solution Ideation and Ranking

  • The role of creative problem-solving in innovation

  • Why structured ideation and ranking matter

  • Overview of the course agenda


Module 2: Creative Ideation Techniques

  • Brainstorming and mind mapping

  • SCAMPER (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to Another Use, Eliminate, Reverse)

  • Design thinking approaches

  • Role-play and scenario analysis


Module 3: Defining Evaluation Criteria

  • Identifying key evaluation criteria (feasibility, impact, alignment)

  • Customizing criteria for specific problems or industries

  • Ensuring objective and unbiased evaluation


Module 4: Solution Feasibility Assessment

  • Analyzing technical, financial, and resource feasibility

  • Risk assessment and mitigation strategies

  • Estimating timeframes for implementation

Module 5: Solution Impact Assessment

  • Identifying potential positive and negative impacts

  • Stakeholder analysis

  • Cost-benefit analysis and return on investment (ROI)


Module 6: Alignment with Organizational Goals

  • Ensuring solutions align with the organization's mission, vision, and strategy

  • Cultural and ethical considerations

  • Sustainability and long-term viability


Module 7: Ranking Solutions

  • Developing a structured ranking methodology

  • Weighting criteria based on importance

  • Group decision-making and consensus building


Module 8: Case Studies and Group Exercises

  • Analyzing real-world scenarios

  • Practicing ideation and evaluation techniques

  • Ranking solutions as a team


Module 9: Decision-Making and Action Planning

  • Making informed decisions based on the ranking results

  • Creating an action plan for implementing selected solutions

  • Assigning responsibilities and timelines

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