Decision Framework - Project Sliders
Why to use this template?
Define what is important as guidance for trade-offs and decisions when we design and plan.
Alignment on values and priorities is vital, as it determines ways of working and how decisions and trade-offs are made. Project Sliders identify several criteria and ask stakeholders to indicate their relative importance. For example, would we rather deliver less features but to a specific date?
Defining this at the beginning of an initiative highlights different perspectives and allows aligning of stakeholders. We can then use the framework as a benchmark to periodically check that these values still hold as time progresses.
While the tool forms the basis for decision making its true value is in the process that kicks off discussion around relevance and priority.