Creative Project Planning

How can our projects benefit from peer feedback? Any group has a wider range of perspectives than an individual, and Edward De Bono’s six hats approach tries to harness this diversity by formalising a process of analysing a project’s merits from very different viewpoints.

Using the six hats below encourages peers to step outside their usual perspective and through the use of a ‘hat’, enables a wider range of critiques to emerge.

White hat – Facts + Information
Red hat – Feelings + Emotions
Black hat – Critical Judgment
Yellow hat – Positive
Green hat – New Ideas
Blue hat – The Big Picture

In terms of each project, we need to analyse it’s feasibility, it’s strengths and weaknesses, possible alternative angles, and identify what research is needed. Let’s get De Bono onto this, and see what kinds of extra ideas can be generated.


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