A have recently been called to facilitate a prioritization process for an upcoming MVP (Minimum Viable Product). A nice approach that presents formal results and works in real world is to use a prioritization worksheet as described in the book “A Project guide to UX design” by Russ Unger and Carolyn Chandler http://projectuxd.com/.
A created a more “automated” version of this worksheet in google drive.
Prioritization Worksheet (Google Drive Link)
where I used the following rules:
The worksheet was completed by 4 key members:
- Business importance: Product Manager
- User importance: UX Designer
- Technical feasibility: Software Architect
- Resource feasibility: Project Manager
Each member rated his field by the rating rules and then a custom formula applied:
(Business + User importance) – (Technical + Resource feasibility) = Feature score
Features are then prioritized by their score which is a 4 members opinion.
Each member should have conducted the required research and rate based on validated knowledge.
- business importance requires defined and clear business goals
- user importance requires user research (at least)
- technical feasibility requires technology knowledge and high-level architecture
- resource feasibility requires knowledge of team performance and project planning.
The results are presented below:
We processed in implementing the features with score over 0.
Value: we decided in a formal level on what features we should focus for this MVP.
What’s next? Create a prototype and test it with real users.