3. Select your top three features. It will be tough - there are a lot of good ones.
4. When you've reviewed all of the items feel free to add a new item.
5. When you're ready, rank you final three items and submit.
Solitary Play for Sense-Making
The version of
Buy a Feature we used to understand your priorities is a means to understand what you're thinking without talking with others. And while it clearly loses the power of talking through features with others,
it has the virtue that it can help you reflect on what you really want.
This process can be extended to visual frameworks.
Let's consider, for example, the plight of a Product Manager who just attended her company's annual conference. She met with customers. She listened to salespeople. She heard the CEO outline the company strategy - which she knows,
but she also gleaned a few new ideas from listening to the latest presentation. She talked with peers from other offices and she even
listened to competitor feedback from some key customers.
She's now faced with making sense of all of these ideas.
This is a perfect opportunity for her to leverage a solo version of
Prune the Product Tree. Using Weave, she can create a forum and start capturing her ideas. She can explore different combinations of features and enhancement requests in different time horizons. When she's finished, she can invite internal stakeholders and even customers to help her prune the results. As an aside, this is why the framework is called
Prune the Product Tree, and not "Add more features to a bloated product".