An opportunity solution tree helps a team describe and explore the opportunities and solutions for achieving a desired outcome.
Running the activity:
- Describe the desired outcome
- Identify the opportunities, and their impact on the desired outcome
- Describe possible solutions for each opportunity
If the time permits and the team works with experimentation, consider going an extra step and identify possible experiments for each solution.
I have learned this activity from Teresa Torres from her amazing book Continuous Discovery Habits. Typically, product teams create and then use the opportunity solution tree to visualize the learnings in discovery and the decisions they are making along the way.
Remote-team advice: This activity works well for remote teams. Use a remote board of your choice.