Create focus amongst your team and to build consensus on which goals and ideas users value most, or which users to prioritize.
What you'll need
- Index cards
When needing to make decisions, create consensus and agree on a path forward, the prioritisation workshop is the way to go. It can help to refine and rank features or ideas, create focus amongst your team and to build consensus on which goals and ideas users value most, or which users to prioritize. If the internal team disagrees on a direction, there is scope creep, when you need to weigh up the value of planned feature releases, or when stakeholders are asking for too much, a prioritisation workshop will be your ally.
Who should be invited? A minimum of your core team and decision makers should be in the workshop.
You’ll need index cards for voting, sticky notes for forced ranking and stickers for dot voting.
To achieve consensus on your path forward, there are a few activities that can be run to help find consensus. 20/20 Vision, dot voting, forced ranking and value assignment.
After this workshop has been implemented, your team should have a path forward that has been agreed upon by the participants in the room. The next stage is to get going on implementation.
This is a part of a series of articles on different types of UX Workshops and what they are generally used for. Learn about the other types of UX workshops: Discovery workshop, Empathy workshop, Design Studio and Design Critique.
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