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Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Risk Adjusted BacklogThis article explains what a risk-adjusted backlog is, why they are useful, how to create one and how teams work with them.

What is a Risk-Adjusted Backlog?

A risk-adjusted backlog is a backlog that contains activities relating to managing risk in addition to the usual features associated with delivering value.

Agile projects typically prioritize the backlog based on business value or perceived needs. The Product Owner or business representative prioritizes the backlog elevating the highest value features to the top, so they get delivered first.

Taking an Economic View of Decision Making

Prioritizing based on business value is an example of the lean concept of 'Taking an Economic View of Decision Making.' In deciding which feature to develop first, those with the highest economic value are selected. Taking an economic view of decision making has a couple of advantages.

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PMI-ACP Supported Self-Study Group - February 2021 Start

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The next Supported Self-Study Group starts on February 6th. Sign-up now at the early-bird price of $99 if you would like to attend.

Email Mike@LeadingAnswers.com for more details.

Part book-club, part study-group, these sessions feature weekly live Zoom calls with me, Mike Griffiths and exclusive study materials. This small group, seven-week program is a cost-effective alternative to full-blown training courses for people able to work through my book independently.

The program works as follows:

  1. Read a chapter of my PMI-ACP Exam Prep book each week and work through the exercises
  2. Join me for a 1-hour weekly Zoom call on Saturday mornings where we review the chapter and answer any questions
  3. Get access to a private LinkedIn Group to discuss topics and exam preparation tips with peers
  4. Receive a customized Study Plan with a chapter-by-chapter schedule
  5. Gain access to exclusive domain mind-maps, extra sample exam questions
  6. Receive exclusive discounts on the PMI-ACP FASTrack exam simulator

Benefits

  • Keep your studying on track by committing to a group with a schedule of one chapter a week
  • Much more cost-effective than in-person training (online or face-to-face)
  • Process the chapter during the week at your own pace, not the speed of a common group. (This Inverted-Classroom model allows for people to independently learn at their own pace and come together for discussions and questions.)

PMI-ACP Supported Self-Study Group

If you have considered getting your PMI-ACP or need a boost committing to an exam date, this is a great opportunity.

Email Mike@LeadingAnswers.com for more details.

The one-hour Zoom calls will occur at 10:00 am EST on Saturday mornings. I look forward to helping you towards your 2021 PMI-ACP goal.