The process of information gathering is a repetition process that is used to create and organize data across various kinds of sources. The four types of information gathering techniques are as follows:
- This method is used for the collection of all project lists. All ideas are produced with the use of a facilitator through an open discussion and mass interviewing techniques. The brainstorming technique can take place during a scheduled meeting with peers, individual brainstorming, or even at an informal meeting.
- This technique under project management needs the presence of a facilitator that results in questionnaires to solicit different ideas. The responses are then summarized and recirculated to the participants.
- One of the information gathering techniques is the root cause analysis that is used in identifying problems and their underlying causes. Thus, developing preventive action.
- Stakeholders, participants, and experts are interviewed to identify risks.