1% Everyday – Pareto principle – 80/20 rule

80% of the results come from 20% of the causes

Such as

80% of a product’s usage involves 20% of the features

Why should you care?

Using this rule can help focus resources and effort.

Doing More by Doing Less (5 min)

What are the implications of this in your work?

  • How does a prioritized backlog help meet the 80/20 rule?
  • What other tools and techniques help you and the team focus on the most important 20%?
  • How do you figure out what 20% is the right thing to focus on?
  • How large of a view do you need to have to decide on the correct 20%? This has implications on the scope of research compared to the scope of work to be done.

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