Prioritizing backlogs across diverse stakeholders simply and easily
Outline/Structure of the Talk
Co-presented with Abdul Salam
Open: 3 minutes
We open the activity by asserting "Getting agreement on backlog prioritise across complex stakeholder networks is hard, and we need a good process to solve the problem."
We then promise to be able to get [x = number of people in the room] to agree on a prioritized backlog in under 15 minutes.
Activity: 12 minutes
We set a goal for prioritization
We ask people to form pairs
We give them x minutes to come up with options and resolve the priorities
(x based on size of group)
Repeat 3-4 times until we have one prioritized goal
Close: 3 minutes
Talk about how at each level of complexity (ie size of group) different methods were used. Different groups also used different methods.
Clarify important of managing complexity by giving people clear goals & constraints and then control of how they get there.
What's the mechanism? Put people together, give a clear goal a simple set of constraints (i.e get consensus in 20 minutes) and get out of the way.
Teach people that simple constraints and simple agile methods like small groups, face to face collaboration can solve very complex problems.
This has an opportunity for people to generate insights but is also lots of fun.
product owner, scrum master, business analyst, project manager, consultant
schedule Submitted 5 years ago
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