Easily prioritize and visualize your ideas using Value/effort framework.

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Written by Markus Palm
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What is the Prioritization module?

The Prioritization module helps you better visualize and prioritize product ideas using a Value/effort framework.

Enabling Prioritization

By default, the Prioritization Module is not enabled in your workspace.

You can enable it from Settings β†’ Prioritization

There are currently 4 prioritization methods available:

  • Exponential (1, 2, 4, 8, 16) - each number is two times greater than the previous

  • Fibonacci (1, 2, 3, 5, 8) - each number is the sum of the previous two

  • Linear (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) - each number increases by one from the previous

  • Ten + Decimals (1, 1.1, 1.2, ..., 10) - each number increases by a tenth from the previous

If you don't know which one is right for you, Fibonacci is the most commonly used method, so you can start with that.

How it works

After enabling Prioritization in your workspace, a prioritization option will appear for each post. Now you can start ranking ideas by value and effort.

You can rank ideas by right-clicking on them in the Dashboard or opening the post to assign values there.

Prioritizing ideas in Featurebase using value/effort framework.

To visualize prioritized posts, open the Prioritization Matrix located on the upper right part of your Dashboard.

The matrix consists of two axes:

  1. Vertical axis for showing the value

  2. Horizontal axis for showing the effort

This makes up four quadrants:

  1. Easy wins (high value/low effort) - these are the low-hanging fruits that are easy to complete and bring good value

  2. Big bets (high value/high effort) - large projects that you think would pay off with big value

  3. Incremental improvements (low value/low effort) - features that might not offer a ton of value, but are easy to complete

  4. Avoid (low value/high effort) - Ideas that should be left for later or abandoned

Good to know: Currently, the only available framework is Value/effort prioritization. We are planning to add many more features and use cases for this in the future, so stay tuned!

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