The problem with project managers and product based thinking

Once upon a time I used to run projects.

To be honest I am probably a better BA than a PM, but I have run quite a few projects and my projects always seemed to come through OK.

So when I encountered agile projects with product owners on them, I was pretty relaxed.

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The humble trade-off matrix

I have been doing some business analyst training recently and I spoke about a “trade-off matrix” a couple of times. A couple of people have asked for a good link to explain what one is and why they are so cool. So I looked on the web and couldn’t find anything decent enough to send through.

So I thought I would describe what a trade-off matrix is here. I will also briefly mention why they are useful and then mention a couple of variations that people might not have heard of.

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