How to use Google Gemini to Brainstorm Business Analysis Projects

Hi, it’s Sean from Klariti. The next lesson in the AI writing course is about brainstorming as part of the prewriting process.

Have you run a brainstorming session using Google Gemini?

For this to really work you have to talk to the AI as if it were a real person. Well, you don’t, of course, but I’ve found this to be the best way to get results. And yes, it does evoke ‘uncanny valley’ feelings.

Here’s how you can use Google Gemini for prewriting:

1. Define your project scope

Before starting, you need to define the overall scope of your project. What is the system you’re specifying? What are its main functionalities? Having a clear scope will help you provide better direction to Gemini. Most of this you should have done in the previous lesson.

2. Start a Brainstorming Session

Within Google Gemini, initiate a brainstorming session. You can give it a descriptive title like “New System Functionality Brainstorming.”

3. Prompt for Ideas

In the prompt section, ask Gemini to generate a list of functionalities or user stories related to your project scope.

Here’s where you can get creative with your prompts to target specific areas:

  • Brainstorming Functionalities: “List 10 essential functionalities for a new mobile banking app focused on security.”
  • User Story Exploration: “Generate 5 detailed user stories for the checkout process on a new e-commerce platform, considering different customer scenarios.”
  • Focus on Specific Features: “Brainstorm innovative features for a new social media platform that promote user engagement.”

Remember: The more specific your prompt, the more relevant the suggestions from Gemini will be.

4. Refine and Expand

Review the list generated by Gemini. Some ideas might be perfect, some might need refinement. Use these initial suggestions as a springboard for further brainstorming.

  • Refine Existing Ideas: Ask Gemini to elaborate on specific functionalities or user stories. For instance, prompt: “Provide more details on user story #3 from the checkout process brainstorming session. “
  • Expand the Scope: If you feel Gemini missed some key areas, use follow-up prompts to explore those aspects. For example, prompt: “In addition to the functionalities listed, brainstorm ideas for integrating loyalty programs into the mobile banking app. “

The Finer Points

Google Gemini and Microsoft Copilot, have been trained on massive data sets, included vast amounts of business, functional, and technical specifications. As a result, you can refer to this breath of knowledge when crafting your own specifications.

I’d recommend to start combining prewriting techniques with AI tools to see if it improves your spec writing process.

Prewriting provides the foundation for a well-written structured document, while AI acts as your intelligent assistant, providing suggestions and helping streamlining the writing process.

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