What is MoSCoW Prioritization technique?
MoSCoW also known as the MoSCoW method or MoSCoW analysis, is a popular prioritization technique for managing features. It helps to decide which features are the most important and should be developed first.
The acronym MoSCoW represents four categories of initiatives: must-have, should-have, could-have, and won’t-have, or will not have right now.
How to use MoSCoW prioritization?
The MoSCoW model is a prioritization technique for features in which you categorize them into one of four categories:
- Must-Have: Features that need to be present from the beginning for the product to work.
- Should-Have: Features that aren’t necessarily urgent to have but are still important to get done.
- Could-Have: Features that aren’t urgent nor important but may still be a nice addition to the product in general.
- Won’t-Have: Features that aren’t necessary at the moment and may be considered for future releases.
The idea behind this model is that it helps you identify which features are the most important and should be developed first.