End Squeaky Wheel Syndrome by Prioritizing

Jul 19, 2018 @ 6 p.m. in Chicago

Many people decide what to build next using the "squeaky wheel" prioritization method, where the person screaming the loudest gets their way.

This session of Designers + Geeks will not tell you the one true way to prioritize what you do next. Instead, we will focus on the basic principles of prioritization: customer needs, business outcomes, and available resources. We'll look at a few of the most popular prioritization frameworks and examples of how they're used in companies around the globe. Combine your favorite elements from each of them to create a model that works for your team. Learn how to calm down the prioritization chaos and move to a repeatable, agile process for deciding what to build next.

Agenda for the evening:

  • 6:00 - 6:30pm Food & drinks
  • 6:30 - 7:00pm Talk
  • 7:00 - 7:15pm Shoutouts
  • 7:15 - 8:00pm More networking

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Jenny Wanger

Senior Product Manager at SpotHero

Jenny Wanger is a senior product manager for SpotHero, a top-ranking app that helps people park easier. Her years of product management experience prior to that include running the developer experience team at Arity, a startup founded by Allstate in downtown Chicago, and consulting for companies large and small as the owner of Avenir Design. A researcher at heart, she only feels properly dressed when there’s a pack of post-it notes in her pocket. Find her studying user experience on the streets of Chicago or as a guest blogger at Mind the Product.