This technique employs a checklist to easily and quickly assess the usefulness or viability of an idea. It supports individuals or groups during evaluation procedures by illuminating multiple dimensions upon which effective decisions must be based. These can include costs, benefits, limitations, or risks.
Force field analysis is an idea assessment technique conducted within a group context. Participants identify two types of forces, those in favour of an idea, referred to as driving forces; and those against an idea, referred to as restraining forces.