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Updated: October 15, 2021 — With 137 methods listed, this is the most complete list of prioritization frameworks on the internet with tons of linked resources. This is meant to be a scannable, inspirational resource for product managers, product owners, or anyone managing a roadmap or backlog.

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  1. Grids/Matrices (32)
  2. Scoring (54)
  3. No-score Sorting (7)
  4. Qualitative classification (14)
  5. Maps and canvases (7)
  6. Activities/Games (13)
  7. Processes/Workflows (10)
  8. Other prioritization questions
  9. Complete list of prioritization techniques (137 bullet points)

Lean prioritization grids, Matrices, Quadrants, Window Diagrams

Sharing an evolving roadmap structure that I’m trying out this quarter.

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This quarter is my second full quarter on the job as a growth Product Manager at a killer Startup. I look over SEO landing pages while also managing an SEO operations team. Last quarter, I built out a very simple strategy to get started and blend with the activities I’d…

Reflecting on first-hand learnings from a Product Manager interview experience that has stuck with me.

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“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely” — Auguste Rodin

I was so frustrated.

It was the third block of time I had set aside while juggling other responsibilities, including my current job. I had done the screening, spent an hour with the hiring manager…

I asked a question on Twitter recently after wrapping up a workday as a product manager. I felt honored to have so many talented pros sharing their thoughts. Folks responded with some fantastic nuggets that I wanted to share with you.

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How do you cope with constantly feeling like you didn’t get enough done in the day?

I noticed a few themes. The most prominent point being Prioritization. Next, allowing ourselves to see the progress made during the day. Delegate when possible. …

It's Ok to be a little selfish sometimes. I just got my first product manager job. LinkedIn has helped and it's been a big piece of how I learn about product management. So there I was, drowning in a sea of ads and sensational nonsense. How do I get any use out of this feed?

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Purge connections

This is the first step I took when I got serious about self-studying in product management and working on my personal brand. Back when I was first activating my LinkedIn account, I quickly requested connections with anyone and everyone. Years later, these “connections” mean nothing to me. My connection to…

Trino (formerly Presto) is missing a commonly used function available in Excel, Hive, Oracle, PLSQL, Db2, python,… here is a fairly easy and efficient way to DIY your way around it.

How to capitalize the first letter of each word in presto. This is an image of an old typewriter.
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I desperately needed this but I couldn’t find anything shared out there specific to Trino (Presto is now Trino). I found this to be a fairly straightforward workaround that can work for any string with any number of words. Let’s take a lower case name as an example…

Example table

WITH 
name_table…

Ask these 3 questions and document the answers next to your hypothesis. Ask them early and answer them honestly to potentially save a lot of pain and time.

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The big question

“What will we do if it wins?”

This is the most important question to ask before running any experiment. it could point you towards a whole different testing sequence…

A hypothesis is not just busywork. Use this four-part framework if you really want to learn from experiments.

A scientist in a laboratory wearing a white lab coat studies a specimen.
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Bad hypotheses are everywhere.

I’ve seen some really bad “hypotheses.” Sometimes they might be written as a simple if-then statement: “If we make the button blue, then the click-through rate will increase.” Sound familiar?

Then there are times when someone thinks a competitor observation is a hypothesis: “Blue Button Group, Inc. …

Find a new idea — guaranteed. Most importantly, get inspiration for your next product planning session. Here’s a dump of group exercises to help spark discussions and align teams, partners, and stakeholders when there’s no shortage of ideas.

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I have reviewed more than 100 techniques for prioritization. I wanted to share some that stood out for group collaboration potential.

Voting ideas

Dot Voting / Cumulative Voting (CV)

Teams can do this cumulative voting technique with dots or without. Dots represent a vote, and voting can be done however the facilitator prefers.

How it works: With a…

A modification to the infrequently discussed and underused “Minimum Viable Process”.

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After working in marketing for a few years, I noticed a mental model had formed in my mind that has become so ingrained in my worldview that I would see it almost everywhere.

The concept, for me at least, goes something like this:

  • First, when tempted to optimize a process…

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