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Let distractions idle in our parking lot ideas matrix

For maximum productivity, even while in the fast lane, park unrelated ideas between the lines of this save-it-for-later collaborative tool.

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Parking lot ideas matrix 

Stay focused and store unrelated topics for later with a color-coded grid to symbolize your parking lot layout that organizes your team’s questions and contributions.

Like a valet service for big ideas

Hand the keys—or key ideas—over to the trusty care of a parking lot attendant. They’ll be waiting for you when your team is ready.

Kick up dust: Identify issues and ideas that need future exploration.

Cruise along: Avoid distractions and keep discussions headed in the right direction.

Honk your horn: Make every team member feel valued and heard, even if now’s not the right time.

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FigJam
A vehicle for collaboration

Keep the office engine running with help from the whole crew. Whether you’re resolving a project fender-bender or inspecting your idea for spare parts, everyone can add their input with Simple Votes, Notes, Anonymous Thoughts, and more.

Get your project back on the road 

Leave creativity parked until you’re ready to zoom off with your next idea. Then incorporate FigJam’s resources for a smooth ride, all the way to your destination.

FAQs

An Agile parking lot acts as a storage space for unrelated input that arises during a meeting. For quick check-ins or dedicated sessions, the parking lot offers a virtual spot to record any ideas that you can’t address immediately but would like to come back to when there’s time. This project management technique helps your team stay focused on the task at hand without forgetting any miscellaneous feedback.

Use our parking lot template to set aside extra ideas, and give colleagues the opportunity to schedule future meetings for these thoughts.

Parking lot items are unrelated topics or ideas best tabled—or parked—for future discussion. If the questions presented pertain to an entirely different project or distract from the particular meeting’s goal, it’s safe to say they’re a parking lot item.

A parking lot matrix is the perfect tool for storing input for later while ensuring colleagues feel heard. Although parking lot questions don’t align with your meeting’s original goal, they can lead to valuable conversations—at the right time, with the right collaborators present.

FigJam’s meeting parking lot template helps organize questions or ideas that divert from your meeting’s agenda. Recording these contributions means your team can easily reference them during future discussions—good ideas don’t end up in the junkyard, just the short-term back lot.

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