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Prioritization Pains

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This presentation is on on what I have learned over time about the prioritization process as it applies to Agile and Scrum.

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Prioritization Pains

  1. 1. Prioritization Pains Why and how we effectively prioritize
  2. 2. Why? ● Analyze ● Optimize ● Prioritize ● Dominate
  3. 3. Tools of the trade ● Using a project management tool is a must! ● Trello ● Psyberfire ● Others
  4. 4. Prioritization Components ● Project Level ● Super Epic ● Epic ● Feature ● Task ● Chore
  5. 5. Project Level ● Overall project/vision/goal ● Highest overall level
  6. 6. Super Epic ● Highest breakdown level ● Largest component(s) of your project ● Typically unachievable by a meta
  7. 7. Epic ● Second highest breakdown level ● Second largest component(s) of your project ● May be achievable by a single meta
  8. 8. Feature ● Third highest breakdown level ● Third largest component(s) of your project ● Will be achievable by a single meta
  9. 9. Task ● Second smallest breakdown level ● Second smallest component(s) of your project ● May be achievable by a single individual
  10. 10. Chore ● Smallest breakdown level ● Smallest component(s) of your project ● Will be achievable by a single individual
  11. 11. Poker Planning ● Poker planning/Planning Poker ● Prioritization method ● Typically uses fibonacci sequence, but not required ● Analyze Effort, Doubt and Complexity ● Must have consensus if in a team setting ● Start with your Super Epic(s) and begin your Poker Planning
  12. 12. Effort ● How much Effort will this item take? ● HC? ● Time? ● Resources?
  13. 13. Doubt ● Do you doubt completion of this item? ● Can it be done on time or at all? ● Do you doubt the skill level(s) of member(s) involved? ● Do you doubt that the necessary resources are available?
  14. 14. Complexity ● How complex is the task? ● Difficulty level? ● Barrier to entry? ● Hardships encountered?
  15. 15. Now what? ● Each item analyzed; ● Combine the numbers for Effort, Doubt and Complexity ● If the value is that of a feature or above, break it down further! ● If not, assign create a card in your chosen software and move on ● Rinse and repeat until your project is fully mapped out ● Prioritize based off of the value
  16. 16. Sprint Planning ● What is a sprint? ● Sprint duration? ● Task/Chore Management ● Acceptance Criteria

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