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Method 7: WSJF - Safe "Arnold Mod"

Prioritize your features based on their weight on urgency in prioritization decisions.
Modified from , by - Agile Coach at Agile by Design. And inspired by
Change: Feature Value, Risk Reduction, Job Size, and Time Criticality
See results auto-ordered in: WSFJ Results Table
WSJF Values
16
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Request Name
Feature Value
Risk Reduction or Opportunity Enablement
Job Size
Time Criticality
1
F1: New billing page
21
21
40
Medium
2
F2: Import functionality
13
3
1
Low
3
F3: Video calls
1
5
3
Urgent
4
F4: Security upgrade
3
1
8
High
5
F5: Item comments
8
2
2
Medium
6
BNS-684: Notification panel redesign
5
13
21
Urgent
7
F7: Localization of mobile app
2
8
5
Low
8
F8: Multi-location Management
40
40
13
Very low
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In this table go column by column, giving each feature a unique value for "Feature Value", "Risk Reduction or Opportunity Enablement" and "Job Size". All values should be unique within a column.
WSFJ Results Table
16
Request Name
WSJF Score
1
BNS-684: Notification panel redesign
144
2
F1: New billing page
126
3
F8: Multi-location Management
80
4
F3: Video calls
48
5
F2: Import functionality
32
6
F5: Item comments
30
7
F4: Security upgrade
20
8
F7: Localization of mobile app
20
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About WSJF
Feature Value: The value that the company gains by developing and delivering this feature. This can represent any of the four types of value (Increase revenue, protect revenue, reduce costs, avoid costs)
Risk Reduction or Opportunity Enablement: Non-user value that a feature provides. This could be reducing the risk of some future piece of work, or enabling the company to act on a future opportunity.
Job Duration: How long it will take to deliver this feature
Time Criticality: How important is it to begin work on this feature now versus some time in the future?
How the Math Works
The math that goes into generating the WSJF Score for each feature multiplies the feature's value by the time criticality, and then divides that result by the job size.
This method provides gives us a clearer picture than the Value vs Effort method as it forces us to use the Fibonacci sequence to score each feature uniquely in terms of the different categories along a broader range. It also helps us expand our concept of "value" by considering the value a feature may provide coming from risk reduction and opportunity enablement. Finally, it also adds weight to the time criticality of a feature.
SAFe "Arnold Mod" WSFJ Links
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