Materials needed

  • Projector – to show the slide deck (you need to customize this template)
  • Tables and chairs – to work within groups
  • Lines, boards or big pieces of paper – used for templates
  • Pens (sharpies would be best, you should need 3 per each table)
  • Printed instructions
  • Printed template Product Backlogs – for each group/table.
  • Printed feedback forms or prepared Google Docs form
  • Name tags for participants

Room preparation

You want to gather your audience around tables (between 3 to 7 people at each). Prepare as many tables as you need and prepare one method for each table:

Table for “now-not now”

  • Printed instructions
  • Table with layout like this (you can just draw a line between ‘now’ and ‘not now’ and add labels on top)

Table for “monopoly dollars”

Table for “bucket prioritization”

Table for “MoSCoW”

Table for “now how wow”

Table for “ROI”

Table for “paired comparison analysis”

Table for 1-3-5


Group size

Typical group size is between 16 to 63 people. Divide them into roughly equal teams and prepare one table for each group and one exercise for each of them.

When you have a group with up to 15 people, divide them into 3 subteams and execute each of methods one by one.

If you have 64 or more participants – you need to have a co-trainer and additional sets for more tables.

Slide deck

You can find them here

Time boxes

  1. first 10m: for your introduction and the presentation of the first part of slides
  2. next 7m: networking round
  3. next 30m: working in groups
  4. next 70m: presentation of the results
  5. last 10m: wrap-up, closing the stage, gathering the feedback

Important to know

In step 3 – working in groups, stay close to your tables, walk from one to another and ask if teams need some help. You can also try to do some work with them.

In step 4 – presentation of the results, ask each group to select a presenter – person who will explain that particular method to everyone. Ask these groups to add something from themselves, ask questions like “how would you modify it?” “when do you think this method is useful?” etc.