What is Oval Mapping for?
Oval Mapping is a technique to help a group of people work out the ideas around an issue. You may choose to follow a formal methodology, or you may just use the ovals in an informal manner, but they are a great way of getting people to participate in discussion and to map out ideas.
The key is that by writing ideas on the ovals, placing them on the appropriate place on the wall, and adding links between them, the participants develop a shared understanding of the issue under consideration. Depending on the requirements, further ovals can then be used to work out a possible action plan.