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First, each participant records his or her initial estimate, along with a brief explanation of the reasons for that forecast. Recording initial views as individuals before seeing what others think maximizes the diversity of perspectives and minimizes the risk of groupthink.
Next, everyone sees the anonymous commentary from each group member. Participants upvote the comments they find most useful.
Then, each person posts an updated forecast that reflects insights gained from reviewing others' comments and analysis.
One "estimate-talk-estimate" cycle is often sufficient to arrive at a strong collective forecast. Repeating the cycle can help to clarify views.
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