A mind map is a technique that starts with the idea (or in this case, the project) in the middle, and then stakeholders branch out from the central idea and generate more ideas (or in this case, requirements). An affinity analysis takes ideas and groups them into categories with similar ideas or requirements.
Step for performing affinity analysis;
- Pick a central idea, in this case, childcare
- Think of the major topic around the central idea, in this case, curriculum, arts, playground and indoor activities
- Branch out further into sub-categories
- Summarize the diagram into tabular format.
Let's read through this mind map example for more details.
Posted by: Steven Guarino