Delphi is a technique to structure group communication processes to deal with complex issues. It is particularly used by experts in a series of iterative learning rounds.
Delphi first establishes the group's initial view, presents instant feedback on differing opinions, and goal seeks an agreed position in the final round. Contributors to the group analysis do not have to meet in person and can see the results as they, and their colleagues, add their views in real time. At the beginning, the organizer(s) formulate questions about the future and present these to contributors. Contributors respond by adding their rankings and comments. The organizers then modify the anonymous comments received to formulate better questions. The process is run again, in a series of rounds, until a consensus answer is arrived at or people agree to disagree.
Uses of the Delphi method
Steps to complete a Delphi Analysis
'Delphi'can be shared with others or kept private using the 'Visible to' fields andthrough the 'tag', 'report', 'share'', 'link and 'comment' functionality. Use 'tag' and/or 'report' to aggregate your analyzes, 'share' with others via email, Facebook and Twitter etc. or add a 'comment' to ask others where they agree/disagree and encourage them to make their own analysis from their unique vantage point.
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