Nominal Group Technique

The nominal group technique is similar to the brainstorming meet­ing. In this variant, the facilitator requests everyone in room write down their idea of risks to anticipate. This modified brainstorming approach works well with groups of 7 to 10 persons. Each partici­pant’s list is posted on a flip chart or blackboard. Up to this point, no discussion has been engaged; that proceeds after the flip-chart or blackboard list is compiled. Risks that are similar can be grouped.

While this process reduces the possibility of excessive influence of a high-ranking person on other members of the group, it does not eliminate it like the Delphi technique does. The nominal group technique is faster and requires less effort on the part of the facilitator than the Delphi technique.