Project Management


The commitee


ICE Method: Features prioritization model (Impact x Confidence x Ease)

  • Impact demonstrates how much your idea will positively affect the key metric you’re trying to improve.
  • Confidence shows how sure you are about Impact. It is also about ease of implementation in some way.
  • Ease is about the easiness of implementation. It is an estimation of how much effort and resources are required to implement this idea.

MoSCoW method

  • Must have
  • Should have
  • Could have
  • Won’t have (this time)

Goal Setting

SMART criteria

  • Specific – target a specific area for improvement.
  • Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
  • Assignable – specify who will do it.
  • Realistic – state the results that can be achieved realistically, given available resources.
  • Time-related – specify when the result(s) can be achieved.


INVEST mnemonic: Characteristic of good PBI (Product Backlog Item)

  • Independent – The PBI should be self-contained, in a way that there is no inherent dependency on another PBI.
  • Negotiable – PBIs are not explicit contracts and should leave space for discussion.
  • Valuable – A PBI must deliver value to the stakeholders.
  • Estimable – You must always be able to estimate the size of a PBI.
  • Small - PBIs should not be so big as to become impossible to plan/task/prioritize with a certain level of accuracy.
  • Testable - The PBI or its related description must provide the necessary information to make test development possible.


DARCI: Define who needs to be involved in your project and how they will be involved
D - Decider
A - Accountable
R - Responsible
C - Consulted
I - Informed