Service Benefits

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Find the Sources of Backlog Pain

Assess the root cause (or causes) of your backlog disorder and develop a prioritized action plan.

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Eliminate Ad Hoc Capacity Consumption

Gain a clear understanding of what your resource capacity is being spent on and manage the backlog within those constraints.

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Rid the Backlog of Low-Value Requests

Choose a maintainable approach that focuses on only the most valuable projects.

Project Backlog Rationalization Service

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Our Perspective

50% of Any Backlog is Low Value

Most of these requests are “too small to vet” and ended up hiding somewhere in between large strategic projects and operational emergencies.

Appoint a Backlog Curator With a Mandate

Backlogs are mostly managed by technical or business owners. What’s needed is someone with neither technical nor business bias but with a mandate to ensure that value and feasibility are validated.

Avoid a False Sense of Stakeholder Urgency

Requests are often unaware of the alternatives or the broader business picture. Teach stakeholders to avoid self-interests and half-baked ideas.

Service Overview

Cut your list of unstarted projects down to a more manageable level and keep it down.

Evaluate Intake Management Process

Assess the root cause (or causes) of your backlog disorder and develop a prioritized action plan.

Examine Ad Hoc Capacity Consumption

Gain a clear understanding of what your resource capacity is being spent on and manage the backlog within those constraints.

Rationalize the Project Backlog

Choose a maintainable approach that rids the backlog of low-value requests.