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Manage Your Project Portfolio by Johanna Rothman

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Use Other Comparison Methods to Rank Your Projects

If you can’t use points or it’s too hard to calculate waste, you still have several choices to rank your projects. Try pairwise comparison, single elimination, or double elimination.

Use Pairwise Comparison to Rank Projects

For pairwise comparison, make a simple list of all the projects. For our purposes, a project is a unique release of some collected set of features. (That specification may be vague where you work.) If you wrote your projects on stickies when you were collecting all the work, as in Know What Work to Collect, this part is easy. If you didn’t make stickies or index cards before, make them now.

Place all the stickies on a wall. If you’re using index cards, put them on a ...

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