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Which prioritization technique in agile do you prefer most and why?
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I am keen to understand which prioritization techniques (agile) is most preferred/used and why. I am happy to share the summary of answers in infographics.

To streamline the answers (and rid myself of the torture of organizing) please answer the following:

1) Industry
2) Team size
3) Prioritization technique
4) Why (if you feel for it)

If you are around in Uzbekistan, I'll buy you a coffee:)
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We use MoSCoW. The issue is not the technique, the issue is that people usually forgot that each technique must have the prioritization criteria defined. If people leave to the free will the decision of the priority then it is not easy to prioritize because the subjective matter.
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1 reply by Bekzod Ruzmetov
Jul 16, 2017 12:49 PM
Bekzod Ruzmetov
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I felt some techniques as burdensome in fact, leading to / propelling gold plating like Kano. Story Map, because it felt time consuming (perhaps I was slow). I feel monopoly money and moscow decent ones, that hardly leads one astray.
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Jul 16, 2017 11:36 AM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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We use MoSCoW. The issue is not the technique, the issue is that people usually forgot that each technique must have the prioritization criteria defined. If people leave to the free will the decision of the priority then it is not easy to prioritize because the subjective matter.
I felt some techniques as burdensome in fact, leading to / propelling gold plating like Kano. Story Map, because it felt time consuming (perhaps I was slow). I feel monopoly money and moscow decent ones, that hardly leads one astray.
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1 reply by Bekzod Ruzmetov
Jul 17, 2017 12:23 PM
Bekzod Ruzmetov
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Hi Seema,
I know the methods. The question is which one you use most . I will appreciate non-marketing replies
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Jul 17, 2017 4:15 AM
Replying to Seema Sonkiya
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Hi Seema,
I know the methods. The question is which one you use most . I will appreciate non-marketing replies
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Bekzod - Prioritization is always context and stakeholder specific. And "Agile" in your question is too broad a topic to answer with a single method. That said, here's a favorite technique of mine.

Where the context is fluid (meaning no fixed or required sequence or budget; think the opposite of constructing a building ) and stakeholders are making only qualitative decisions between seemingly equivalent options, a simple binary comparison process does a nice job of ranking and scoring. This technique can also be used for consensus building or identifying gaps in understanding or agreement where multiple stakeholders are involved.
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Industry: IT
Team Size : 8-12
Prioritization Technique : I prefer a simple list of features the one on top is the highest priority feature and the last one has the least priority, though dependencies needs to be adjusted.
Reason : Is easy to assemble, efficient and doesn't require you to be a rocket scientist.
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Bekzod -

At the project, theme or epic level, WSJF is one I've seen used a fair bit as that involves multiple dimensions to increase the likelihood of a balanced prioritization.

Kiron
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My technique is usually very simple, and in two steps:
1-Critical to the client
2-Capable of being accomplished in a sprint
Those most needed/desired by the client/sponsor, and most capable of being completed are the top priority.

The more complex you make this determination, the more possible it is you will not achieve what needs to be done.
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
Sep 17, 2017 6:29 PM
Stéphane Parent
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Do you, John, then sub-prioritize your 1s and 2s?
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Sep 17, 2017 1:28 PM
Replying to John Tieso
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My technique is usually very simple, and in two steps:
1-Critical to the client
2-Capable of being accomplished in a sprint
Those most needed/desired by the client/sponsor, and most capable of being completed are the top priority.

The more complex you make this determination, the more possible it is you will not achieve what needs to be done.
Do you, John, then sub-prioritize your 1s and 2s?

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