Priority mapping

A way to prioritise work when introducing and building new features.

1-8 people
45 minutes


  1. Draw 2 intersecting lines, that give you four quadrants
  2. Label the top of the vertical line as 'most impact' and the bottom as 'least impact'.
  3. Label the right of the horizontal line as 'most effort' and the left as 'least effort'.
  4. Plot your ideas/features on the map using post-its so you can move things around
  5. When you’ve finished, identify what ideas and features you have in the most impact but least effort quadrant - these are the ideas you should proceed with.


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