Backlog Prioritization Methods

This week’s learning focus: develop an approach around facilitating the great “How We Prioritize the Backlog” discussion that can be used as a workshop in lean-agile scaled transformations.  
While I have my own preferences and have heard a variety of approaches recommended, it seems the “how to tailor it to your context” is a missing piece.

So if you are part of a group with multiple Product Owners, Product Managers, and other important stakeholders involved in your prioritization decisions, here are the best links on the topic so far. Full write-ups on connected topics and pragmatic recommendations will follow!

Agile 42’s Lean Canvas Method
http://www.agile42.com/en/blog/2013/04/11/lean-project-canvas/

Pragmatic Marketing’s Why ROI Won’t Work
http://pragmaticmarketing.com/resources/why-prioritizing-your-agile-backlog-for-roi-doesnt-work

SAFe WSJF



http://scaledagileframework.com/wsjf

Blog Post that Combines the thoughts above, though it’s so academic it may not be actionable to agile first-timers
https://blogs.versionone.com/agile_management/2014/10/30/agile-prioritization-a-comprehensive-and-customizable-yet-simple-and-practical-method/

How do you prioritize you backlog?
andrewthomaskeenermba@gmail.com

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