Idea evaluation methods

Methods for voting, scoring and rating of ideas

Importance

Evaluate importance, e.g. to prioritize ideas or tasks: unimportant, slightly important, moderately important, important or very important.

Effort and benefit

Evaluate effort and benefit, e.g. for actions, new products or features: high, fairly high, medium, fairly low, low.

Business value and feasibility

Evaluate business value and feasibility, e.g. for new products or features: high, fairly high, medium, fairly low, low.

Scoring

Score from 0 to 10.

Voting (Yes or No)

Vote with Yes or No e.g. which proposals should be pursued and which not.

Agreement

Ask for agreement level, e.g. to evaluate the acceptance of proposals or options: strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree.

Pros and cons

Name advantages and drawbacks, e.g. for solution approaches.

Complexity (SCRUM poker)

Estimate complexity with SCRUM Poker, e.g. for user stories in development projects: 1 (very simple), 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 40 or 100 (very complex)

Creativity and feasibility

Evaluate creativity and feasibility, e.g. for new product ideas: high, fairly high, medium, fairly low, low.

SWOT analysis

List strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks, e.g. for new business ideas.

Effort in person days

Estimate effort in person days, e.g. for implementing deliverables in projects: from less than 1 to 14 working days per person.

Accuracy

Evaluate accuracy, e.g. to assess ideas or tasks: not accurate, slightly accurate, moderately accurate, accurate or very accurate.

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