Q: How can we prioritize something if we don’t know the solution? How can we estimate it? A: That is like asking whether we can prioritize going to the grocery store without a shopping list. Sometimes the list helps — sometimes recipes help, even — but I have confidence in your ability to figure it out. If I am super hungry (high cost of delay), I’ll be even less concerned with a list. Having/not having a prescribed solution does interesting things to the “bet”.
A quick list of questions to use when workshopping your product roadmap, prepping for a pitch/kickoff, or quickly filtering for well-thought-out ideas. Some of these are tough…but will hopefully leave you smarter (and wiser, and more open to opposing views). I absolutely recommend workshopping your ideas with other team members and inviting them to challenge your thinking/assumptions. Note: Apologies for writing less these past couple weeks.
Have you explore cost of delay? It boils things down to a single $ value which is good. While you can use spreadsheets to help calculate cost of delay, they tend to look different: http://blackswanfarming.com/cost-of-delay/
@markusandrezak@geertbollen Personal observation ... the language promises rigor. Often serving as a trust proxy, and often attempting to counter sheer incompetence / risk aversion. Meanwhile people should just get back to work.
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