The Stepped Prioritization Method
Prioritization of work happens at multiple levels
When dealing with a diverse (multi-dimensional) stakeholder landscape, effective priorization requires a framework approach to balance the competing views.
The Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) technique in Scaled Agile is designed to address this issue, and if your organisation is at that level of maturity, WSJF is an excellent choice.
However, if you have attended our product owner, project manager or business analysis workshops you will be also familiar with the stepped prioritization methods that we suggest for situations where the stakeholder group is still gaining understanding.
This approach is more familiar to people, and has the advantage of being simpler to apply in its basic form, whilst still retaining the ability to cater for multiple dimensions in the way that WSJF does.
The checklist below is a aide-memoire for you when in meetings, that you can load to your phone and check off as you go.
If you want a refresher on this method, or to discuss a PM/PO/BA workshop you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply give our chief coach, Pete, a call on +64 21 186 8664