With airfocus you prioritize items based on strategy criteria for defined factors. In other words, a factor can have one or many strategy criteria.
The prioritization framework always has a X-factor and a Y-factor, whereas the R-factor is optional (it only has informational value, representing the bubble size on the chart view).
Each factor has a scoring direction, which defines whether it is a positive or negative factor. The scoring direction of a factor also accounts for the underlying criteria of that factor. You can change the scoring direction by clicking the factor name.
Each criteria has a value type, which defines the scale of the criteria (or in other words, how you want to measure the criteria). You can choose from the following value types: 0 to 10, percentages, general numbers, story points, (t-shirt) sizes, financial values or yes/no. You can change the value type by clicking the criteria name.
As an example, let's look at the product template:
- The Y-factor is used for "Value" with higher values in the scoring table being better (see the up arrow). The factor here has two criteria: "Revenue increase" (value type: 0 to 10) and "Strategic fit" (value type: sizes).
- The X-factor is used for "Costs" with lower values in the scoring table being better. The factor here has just one criteria: "Development costs" (value type: 0 to 10).
- The R-factor is used for "Must-have" with higher values in the scoring table being better. The factor here also has just one criteria, using the same name as the factor: "Must-have" (value type: Yes or no).
All of these settings can be customized in the "Prioritization settings" (see the button in the top bar of the items view):
- Rename factors and define the weighting between the factors.
- Rename, delete or add new criteria and define the weighting between the criteria of that factor.
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