What is the Product Tree Prioritization Template?
A visual aid designed by Luke Hohmann, Product Tree Prioritization, is a game-like framework that helps product managers sort and place importance on product feature requests. It serves as a roadmap for your product and aids in planning for growth and development.
The Four Components of a Product Tree
- Trunk: The existing features that your team is working on.
- Branches: The primary functions or systems of the product. Room is left for more branches to grow as needed.
- Roots: The technical requirements that make listed features possible.
- Leaves: Each leaf symbolizes a new idea for a product feature.
With Slatebox, making a custom version of Product Tree Prioritization is effortless. Begin by selecting the template, then follow these steps:
- Set the scene for teams unfamiliar with the game by giving a brief overview.
- Expand each part of the tree to prioritize feature requests.
- Engage in group discussion on each part of the tree, ask questions and use Slatebox's (upcoming) Voting Plugin for further input.
- Turn the prioritization outcomes into a product roadmap to shape future features.
Note: The near-term priorities are represented by features closest to the trunk and long-term plans are represented by features on the outer arms of branches. The objective is to balance current, near-term, and future product plans.