Understand what a value vs complexity matrix is and how to use it to prioritize features.
Create lookup tables, use data validation, and create charts in Google Sheets.
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In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will create a Value versus Complexity Matrix in Google Sheets and learn how to interpret the outcomes to prioritize product features. In the process, you will review the basics of this prioritization framework as well as Google Sheets functionality such as lookup tables, data validation, and charts. Because time and resources are limited, prioritization is a critical skill that product managers must master in order to optimize product value and minimize development time and costs. There are several frameworks for prioritization which can be used individually or in combination. The Value versus Complexity/Cost Matrix is one commonly used framework that helps provide objectivity in the decision making process. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.
Familiarity with product management principles. Familiarity with Google Sheets.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Review the Value versus Complexity Matrix purpose and determine measures of value and complexity.
Create a lookup table of standard variables for the Value and Complexity measures.
Create a features data table and populate it with sample data.
Generate a Value versus Complexity Matrix using the Bubble chart type in Google Sheets
Interpret the Value versus Complexity chart to determine feature priorities and calculate value to complexity ratios to determine priority order of features.
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
Are Guided Projects available on desktop and mobile?
Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.
Who are the instructors for Guided Projects?
Guided Project instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.
Can I download the work from my Guided Project after I complete it?
You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.
How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.
Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.
What is the learning experience like with Guided Projects?
You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.
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