Quote: “A consultant I was working with at the time gave me a TQM-style process for prioritizing initiatives. I've refined and simplified it over the years, and have ended up with a tidy little process that's easy to use. Here's how it goes”
Comment: I have used such a process myself, on a needs-analysis project.
This is an elegant method to set priorities, and also to gain concensus from the stakeholders on the results — since their scoring is used to determine the priorities. Leaves less room for bickering. 😉
This article also has a link to a sample Excel spreadsheet to track scores and create the chart. Nifty. [Serious Instructional Technology]