Brainstorming and problem-solving sessions often involve a lot of people with different ideas. It can be difficult to keep track of everything and make sure everyone is on the same page. You need a platform that will help you facilitate these sessions and turn ideas into actionable projects and tasks.
Using ExcelWay, you can finally get the most out of your team's or client's ideas by conducting real-time workshops for project requirements, launches, and retrospectives. By keeping all the information in one place, you'll never have to worry about it being scattered across different tools, docs, and emails again.
ExcelWay is collaborative brainstorming software that helps you run impactful workshops and turn ideas into organized projects and tasks. It's the only platform that streamlines your workflow from idea to action by combining workshop facilitation with project and task management.
You can easily run a 500-person workshop with ExcelWay or a 5-person meeting, it's totally flexible. There's no need to install anything, just create a room and invite your team. It's that simple.
What to use ExcelWay for?
There is a multitude of ways you can use ExcelWay to improve your workflow. Here are just a few examples:
Online retrospective meetings are a vital part of any remote team's process. They provide an opportunity for team members to give feedback, brainstorm on improvements, and set goals for the future. However, online retrospectives can often be dull and unproductive. ExcelWay is a tool that can create a new life in online retrospective meetings. With a wide range of retrospective templates, ExcelWay makes it easy to break the routine and get inspired. And by making contributing and voting anonymous, ExcelWay helps to avoid groupthink and maintain psychological safety. As a result, teams that use ExcelWay can benefit from more meaningful conversations and improved team productivity.
Brainstorming is a great way to generate ideas and solve problems, but it can be difficult to do effectively as a group. ExcelWay is an online brainstorming tool that makes it easy to facilitate interactive workshops and get everyone on board, no matter where they are located. You can quickly generate ideas and vote for the best ones, which are then automatically turned into tasks. These tasks are sent to project management boards where they can be executed with ease.
Product Management Workshops
As any product manager knows, collaboration is essential to the success of any product. However, coordinating a team of stakeholders can be a daunting task. Excelway helps to streamline the process of running product management workshops. You can easily pick a template, brainstorm, vote, and automatically transform sticky notes into tasks. This way, you can get everyone on the same page and focus on what's really important: developing a great product.
Excelway is the perfect tool for managing agile workflows. It provides everything you need to plan and execute sprints, retrospectives, and other agile events. You can keep all of your project data in one place, eliminating the need to switch between apps or copy-paste information. Excelway also makes it easy to collaborate with team members, whether they are in the same room or across the globe.
Key features of ExcelWay include:
Design Your Workshop
Designing your workshop is easy with ExcelWay. Just lean on pre-built templates to get started, then add in your own details to craft the perfect meeting agenda. You can also get inspired by dozens of other workshop templates, or use sticky notes to jot down ideas. Plus, ExcelWay makes it easy to invite co-facilitators to help you manage and facilitate. And when it's time to break out into smaller groups, the breakout feature makes it a snap. Plus, you can easily choose to make your workshop public or restrict access to some people, depending on your privacy needs. So whether you're planning a small gathering or a large conference, ExcelWay has you covered.
Facilitating a productive brainstorming session, workshop or meeting can be a challenge, especially when you're dealing with a large group. Luckily, ExcelWay makes it easy for you to collect input from participants, filter ideas, and reach consensus. You can quickly set up a digital workspace that allows attendees to brainstorm, vote, and take decisions in an organized way. The facilitation workflow nudges you with best practices all along your workshop, so you can be confident that you're facilitating effectively.
Define Next Steps
Defining next steps is essential to the ExcelWay productivity system. Once you've completed a task, it's important to take a moment to consider what needs to be done next. Who needs to do what, and by when? By taking the time to answer these questions, you can ensure that everyone is on the same page and that tasks are completed promptly. In addition, setting a due date for each task ensures that it is given the appropriate amount of attention. Finally, adding a description of the task helps to keep everyone focused on the goal at hand. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your team is always moving forward.
ExcelWay is a different kind of project management tool you've never seen before, that's because it was built with the needs of real-world project managers in mind. You can manage projects, get a clear view of progress and bottlenecks in your workflow, visualize progress visually with customizable charts and widgets in dashboards, receive summaries of the work accomplished on your projects in your inbox daily or weekly, and upload files to be accessible to project members at any time.