#46: Weighting and Rating - How To Manage Your Backlog

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By Tom Johnson and Lighthouse London. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Prioritising the contents of your feature backlog is a vital part of determining your product roadmap. Tom and infrequent co-host Russ talk us through how to go about backlog weighting in order to work out what you should be building next. They cover:

  • Weighting by perceived value - Chatting to your users, stakeholders and frontline customer service team about what people are lacking, longing for or frustrated by.
  • Weighting by analytics - Using Google Analytics etc to provide the least subjective picture of what's needed.
  • Weighting by cost/resource - Working out the effort needed by teams to get the feature completed.
  • The tension between prioritising fixing bugs and building new things.

We also find out why sorting tasks alphabetically isn't a sensible framework!

Grab our backlog weighting template here (we've added some example features and scored them to get you started) 👉Google Sheets / Excel

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