- Clarify the nominal group objective.
- Individually list on paper (brainwriting) as many ideas as possible.
- Call out ideas from the lists in turn around the group.
- Record each idea on a flipchart.
- Pass when all ideas on a list have been presented.
- After all ideas are listed, clarify each idea and eliminate exact duplicates.
REFERENCE: The Seven-Step Meeting Process and Tools from Executive Learning, Inc. Handbook for Improvement, Nashville: ELI, 2002.