Evaluation criteria

In order to determine which idea(s) to focus on, you must align as a team on the criteria in which you will be evaluating against.

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In order to determine which idea(s) to focus on, you must align as a team on the criteria in which you will be evaluating against.

Be sure to include criteria around desirability, feasibility, and viability — while also keeping in mind whether you are evaluating an idea based on the present state of the world or future predictions.

Step-by-step guide.

Step 1

Download the evaluation criteria worksheet on a piece of paper. You can also draw the graph if you aren’t able to print.

Step 2

Select three ideas to compare as a starting point.

Step 3

As a team, determine the top 5 priorities for ideas to be evaluated against. In the worksheet, write out each of the priorities in the top of each of the columns. (20 min)

Step 4

Align as a team on the importance of each priority and give it a ranking in the second row of the worksheet. 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest in priority. (20 min)

Step 5

Evaluate each idea with a score for how well it matches the prioritized criteria — with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest match an idea can achieve per criteria. (20 min)

Step 6

Weight each idea by multiplying the original ‘criteria ranking’ with the score given in each column. (5 min)

Step 7

Add up the weighted score row for each idea to get a total number that can help prioritize idea fit and focus areas. (5 min)

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