MoSCoW

A straightforward prioritization method using the categories of Must, Should, Could, and Would.

Use MoSCoW prioritization to align your team on priorities. Assign tasks to 'must have,' 'should have,' 'could have,' or 'won't have' categories to clarify importance and make informed decisions about allocating resources.

If you want to get the most out of your resources and people, it's essential to have a clear sense of priority. When you know which tasks, projects, and initiatives are most important, you can allocate your resources and personnel in a way that maximizes efficiency and impact. By prioritizing, you'll be able to focus on the things that matter most and make the greatest difference, rather than wasting time and energy on less critical tasks. So don't underestimate the power of prioritization – it can make a huge difference in the success of your team or organization.

MoSCoW will help you achieve:

  • Set clear expectations

  • Create alignment within your team and stakeholders

  • Forces a strict view on the importance of all the parts

  • Align on the most important and have better trade off discussions

  • Reduce confusion

Use this play to resolve:

  • Fractured focus and unclear goals

  • Confusion as to what is expected

  • Capacity is limited and focus is spread thin

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