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New Wiki Page: Matrix Prioritization

I have added a new wiki page on the Matrix Prioritization technique as an addition to the set of prioritization wiki pages I posted earlier this month.

Most BA’s probably know Matrix Prioritization as “Wiegers Prioritization Matrix” or something similar, but there are a few other variants out there and they seem to use roughly the same process, so I documented the general process and included examples of both the common Wiegers version and a more complex version that leverages the same process in a slightly different way.

The nice thing about Matrix Prioritization is that it can be as simple or complex as you like.

As usual, I’ve tried to make the wiki entry pretty complete and feedback is always appreciated.


After working on them off and on for several months I am posting the first batch of wiki pages related to prioritization today.  The new pages include:

As usual, I’ve tried to make these in-depth information resources that include step-by-step instructions.  My goal is to provide a reference that goes beyond what you are likely to find anywhere else on the web if that seems feasible.  In particular, the Prioritization concept page and the Kano Model page have more consolidated information than I have found anywhere else.

Be warned that the Prioritization concept page in particular is fairly huge.  But hopefully not so huge that it is not useful.  🙂

I still plan to add at least one more specific prioritization technique, and possibly a few others.  But they are not my top priority at the moment.

Your feedback and comments would be appreciated.  If you don’t want to leave a comment directly on the page in question, there is an indirect reference to my email address on the “About” page of the site (at the bottom).


Coming Soon – Prioritization! Any Questions?

I wanted to add a quick post that the reason I have not posted any new wiki pages in a while is that I have been working on a collection of pages that I hope to post at once, or at least a good chunk of them at once.  Last year I tackled the issue of Stakeholders with wiki pages for Stakeholder Identification, Analysis, and Management as well as a number of different stakeholder-related techniques.  After finishing my CPRE-FL I decided to tackle Prioritization.  It seemed like a relatively simple subject until I started diving into it.  🙂

I also wanted to ask if any of you out there had questions on prioritization that you would like me to take on?  If so, post your idea or request to the comments of this blog post.

So far, I have pages nearly done for:

  • Prioritization in general (this is meant to be a fairly complete overview that has some content for everyone from beginners to more advanced)
  • MoSCoW Prioritization (with at least one major variation documented, and possibly another to be added)
  • Cumulative Voting Prioritization (with the HCV variant documented in detail as well)
  • Category Assignment Prioritization (which MoSCoW is actually a variant of)

I still need to get the Kano Method written up, and all of these pages harmonized before I expect to post the first batch of wiki pages.  Then I may move on to address other prioritization techniques such as:

  • Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)
  • Bubble Sorting
  • And perhaps a few others