Quick exercise to reveal assumption held by the team.
Agree on priorities
Consensus on business fit
Communicate the core content of the brief e.g. objectives, challenges, and expected output.
Each individual in the group list all assumption that they hold on the information presented in the brief.
In group, discuss the assumptions by trying to identify assumptions that need to be challenged, those that can be used as catalyst for ideations, and those that has to be removed from the discussion.
The exercise promote shared understanding on the assumptions held by each individual in the group.
Articulate the brief clearly, and facilitate the group discussion by trying to probe deep into the hidden/subconscious assumptions.