Prioritization Notes

The best ideas on how to make a decision on what to do next

Development

An essential question for development is not only how to find a problem solution, but also what to implement first. And there are always bugs to be fixed. Learn about feature prioritization and peculiarities of bug prioritization.

Evaluate bugs by factors:
  • Likelihood—How many transactions (sessions) does the problem occur?
    Options: <1%  · 1% · <10%  · >10%
  • Severity—How bad is it if the problem does occur?
    Options: Obvious workaround available (OWA) · Non-obvious workaround available (N-OWA) · Important functionality unavailable (IFU).
3x4 Matrix Likelihood vs. Severity:
  • OWA + <1% → Very Low
  • OWA + 1% → Low
  • OWA + <10% → High
  • OWA + >10% → High
  • N-OWA + <1% → Low
  • N-OWA + 1% → Medium
  • N-OWA + <10%. → High
  • N-OWA + >10% → Very High
  • IFU + <1% → Medium
  • IFU + 1% → High
  • IFU + <10% → Very High
  • IFU + >10% → Very High