Angela shares interactive ways that allow team members to get involved in grouping and categorizing items. Prioritizing as a team creates a mutual understanding and shared dialog around priorities.
- Creating a hierarchical grouping of items…helps many teams make decisions and stay focused.…For some teams, features and items…need to be categorized before forced ranking,…or even categorized into priorities…to see how alignment is working…with the roadmap, vision, and strategy.…Categorization as a prioritization technique…involves getting the team together…to create a shared understanding…and common dialog about priorities.…It involves grouping items into categories…like high, medium, and low.…
Or another common grouping is called MoSCoW.…More on what that means later.…To facilitate this prioritization activity,…I use a card or a sticky note…for each item being prioritized.…If the group of people working on the prioritization…is already small, like three to five people,…a facilitator can explain the categories…and what they mean, describing the boundaries…and ensuring a clear understanding…between the team on what each category is all about.…Then, the facilitator takes the first item…and asks the group, "What category does…
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- Rallying your team around the product vision
- Creating an agile product roadmap
- Creating a release plan focused on value
- Breaking down features
- Setting up, creating, and analyzing user story maps
- Collaborating on the big picture
- Leveraging user stories
- Prioritizing the product backlog
- Working with your team
- Defining what "ready" and "done" mean
- Avoiding technical debt
- Guiding your team through estimating exercises
- Making sprint planning and standup meetings beneficial