PhDr. Josef Smolík, Ph.D., Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Papiežová-Vejvodová

The article introduces one of the most known methods (techniques) that has been used both for finding solutions and for short-time predictions. Theoretical description of the method called brainstorming, its advantages and limits are parts of the text.
Although used primarily for creative decision making, the method could be applied in security studies as well.The method of brainstorming is organizationally divided into three phases: 1) preliminary phase, 2) application, 3) evaluation and implementation of results.
Key words: Brainstorming, prediction, prognostication, group method, creativity.