In ABC analysis, alternatives are sorted according to their importance, which can be done by intuition or defining a measure, such as expected turnover. In this way, ideas can be quickly prioritized.
This technique can also be used what ideas or causes are dealing most effect in a certain problem (in that case, most important equals ideas that are having
Executing the Method
Have a large number of alternatives, preferably on post-its.
Define Important, Relatively Important and Less Important
Define what constitutes most important, relatively important or less important. Do not hesitate to use intuition.
Draw the table above and sort the ideas in the different categories, A, B or C ideas.
Analyze and Improve
Analyze this categorization, discuss and possibly improve the categorization.
Select Promising Ideas
Select the most promising ideas (most likely the A ideas) for further convergence.