The Idea Advocate technique is a technique in which an idea advocate presents his or her alternative(s) to a group, after which it is discussed. Multiple idea advocates can advocate their alternatives in the group.

The RINGI Technique is method in which a document with solutions is passed along the table, comments are individually written and a final solution is selected based on the comments. Originally, this document was purposed to go through different hierarchical layers of a company, so that everyone involved could influence the decision.