What is this for?
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.
Download the evaluation criteria worksheet on a piece of paper. You can also draw the graph if you aren’t able to print.
Select three ideas to compare as a starting point.
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)
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)
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)
Weight each idea by multiplying the original ‘criteria ranking’ with the score given in each column. (5 min)
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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