Articles on prioritization

Zoe Madden-Wood

Zoe Madden-Wood

Changes Requested: The Advantages and Pitfalls of Blocking a Pull Request

Each team has their own tolerance for what is and is not a reason to request changes on a PR and block it from being merged. This may be rooted in process, fairness, and expediency, and may be a company or team decision. Whatever your personal philosophy may be, the team as a whole and

Nancy Samahito

Nancy Samahito

How to Be Data Driven with Product – SF Talk Night Recap

Carbon Five San Francisco hosted Product Talk Night to discuss the importance of being data-driven in software development and product management. Allie O’Connell, Senior Product Manager from Carbon Five Chattanooga, discussed her personal experiences with product analytics and shared insights on how to effectively align product success metrics with overall business goals.

Eric Fung

Eric Fung

In Support of the “Snacklog”

Recently we’ve noticed a number of our clients maintain a backlog of small tasks that are handled separately from their main backlog. These are tasks that should be finished at some point, but will rarely take priority over business-critical features and bugfixes. Often they are bite-sized pieces of work that can be finished in a

Treyce Meredith

Treyce Meredith

Lean Canvas as a Prioritization Tool

We <3 Prioritizing In modern software processes, prioritization is at the core of what we do. We prioritize because we don’t like waste. Waste: Of human effort, which is disrespectful. Of money. Of time. If you’re wasting one of them, you’re probably wasting all of them. Prioritizing is variously simple, complicated, demanding, exhausting, and strangely

Janet Brunckhorst

Janet Brunckhorst

Using Strategy as a Prioritization Tool

We <3 Prioritizing In modern software processes, prioritization is at the core of what we do. We prioritize because we don’t like waste. Waste: Of human effort, which is disrespectful. Of money. Of time. If you’re wasting one of them, you’re probably wasting all of them. Prioritizing is variously simple, complicated, demanding, exhausting, and strangely

Allie O'Connell

Allie O'Connell

The 2×2 Method

In a discussion about prioritization among product managers at Carbon Five, we were in consensus that a 2×2 is a powerful tool in many prioritization scenarios from assessing risks to the product or business to working out the path forward when faced with competing priorities for a product. As a visualization tool, a 2×2 gets

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