Learn about a highly interactive way to engage how the team understands priorities. Forced ranking is a technique that helps teams get to the bottom of what is most important and why. Angela shows how you can walk the team through a forced ranking priorit
- Effective teams and product owners…know what their number one and number two priorities are,…along with three, four, and five.…Their items are ranked.…I don't advocate for ranking all…of the items in a backlog, but for sure…the top 10 priorities in the near future,…and top 10 conceptual items that are further out.…These should all be known and visible to the team.…In our funnel-shaped backlog,…this means that we have 10 smaller items…of top priority, and 10 items further out…that we have yet to be broken down into smaller items.…
I don't want to rank hundreds of items.…That's just too difficult,…and quite frankly a waste of time.…Priorities change easily, and we want prioritization…to be as clean and easy as possible.…Stakeholders will have endless battles of their own…with priorities, and it's often difficult…to figure out what's behind the conflict.…Ultimately, we need to align to the business priorities…and strategic alignment.…One way to get to the top 10 either detailed…or high-level is to force rank items.…
- Identify the fundamentals of release planning.
- Recognize the steps involved in product backlog refinement.
- Define personas.
- Explore the components of story maps.
- Break down the elements of acceptance criteria.
- Examine forced ranking prioritization in the backlog.
- Explore the parts of a sprint planning meeting.
Skill Level Intermediate
Business Analysis Foundations: Fundamentals (2014)with Haydn Thomas2h 13m Intermediate
Project Management Foundations: Requirementswith Terri Wagner1h 35m Intermediate
1. Create a Meaningful Product Backlog
2. Backlog Refinement Techniques
3. Product Backlog Prioritization
4. Key Concepts for Agile Teams
5. Agile Meetings and the Product Owner
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