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Agile Requirements Prioritization Workshop

Requirements prioritization, especially for an Agile development effort is a crucial step prior to development. Specifically, requirements should be ordered in such a way as to provide maximum benefit to the organization as quickly as possible.

The purpose of this 1-day workshop is to teach members of an organization how to prioritize requirements using their own requirements for a development effort. Subsequently, the organization can use the same techniques to reprioritize requirements as needed.

Attention will be paid to the provision of end-to-end threads through the requirements, leading to the potential for early deployment of useful components while the remainder of the system is developed.

Organizations may also want to consider the two-day companion workshop, Agile Requirements Elicitation Workshop.


Participants should represent a broad spectrum of stakeholders in the desired system. Participants should also expect that the system will be developed according to Agile principles.


The workshop is intended to:

  • Teach prioritization techniques through hands-on application of those techniques
  • Provide motivation for periodic re-prioritization of remaining requirements
  • Deliver an initial prioritization of the organization's requirements

It is expected that the initial prioritization of requirements will also lead to a roadmap for the delivery of usable capabilities.


The workshop begins with a short tutorial on requirements prioritization (and the need for periodic review of the priorities) and then participants will select techniques appropriate to the current needs.

The selection will be based on factors such as:

  • The number of requirements
  • The number of participants
  • Environmental factors

Prioritization will be optimized for an Agile development and include Agile techniques such as:

  • MoSCoW - for Must have, Should Have, Could have, and Won't have
  • Mission Prioritization
  • WSJF - for Weighted Shortest Job First
  • White elephant estimation
  • Planning poker


Course materials include presentations and exercise materials.


Before registering for this course, it is recommended that participants are familiar with system requirements and Agile principles.

The ability to speak to some portion of the requirements for the selected system.


This 1 day course meets at the following times:

Days 1 , 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Course Questions?

Phone: 412-268-7388

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