Saturday, October 23, 2010

Requirements prioritization with UserVoice

A day in the life of the business analyst:
We have a set of requirements and are ready to prioritize them. We hope to consult all relevant stakeholders and engage them in a collaborative effort.

Rating scales are often used, for example Mandatory, Important, Desirable etc.. but so often everything ends up mandatory.

UserVoice demonstrates an innovative approach to polling for prioritization. Each user only has a limited number of votes to cast. The UserVoice website speaks of "spending votes". You are forced to spend wisely, so to speak, to focus on what is most important.

Here's an example where i want the BA community to give me topic preferences from an initial list for upcoming OpenTalk meetings; and add their own if they like.

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