List: Name, Role, Department, Email, Telephone
Roles: Sponsor, Decision-Maker, SME
— Salience: power, urgency, legitimacy
— leading, supportive, neutral, resistant, (unaware)
— Power/Interest, Influence/Impact
Procurement / Partner
Time & Scope
Milestones & Deadlines
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The prioritization of backlog items is one of a product owner’s / project manager’s main tasks. However, it can be very difficult to develop an objective methodology. One example – I have used in different variations – is following:
For each dimensions there can be max 5 point. The business value is the (weighted) sum of the dimensions:
- Sales: mainly financial motives etc.
- Customer: increasing the customer satisfaction, keeping customers etc.
- Digital: innovative, disruptive, competitive advantages etc.
- Efficiency: operational wins
I recently read this article (“Managers — Look at Your Engineers’ PRs“) and absolutely agree. In fact, I have done this for a couple of years now and I agree that is a valid and valueable source for feedback – besides the 180 degree feedback from colleagues.
However, I wouldnt just use the PRs for individual performance review but also to track the team performance. PRs reveal a lot of team dynamic (how is the communication between team members) and product/software quality. In a more junior team I would also attend a more active role in PRs to support or fill the role of a senior developer.
A definition of done (DoD) can help your team to maintain the quality of your product. Often it is helpful to have not only a DoD for a feature in total at the end of the sprint, but also for the steps in between. This articles provides you an example from a real-world project as a starting point.
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