Project Management Knowledge Base

Go Back   Project Management Knowledge Base > Project Management Knowledge Base > Project Management

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-11-2012, 08:05 AM
Forum Newbie
Join Date: May 2012
Location: London
Posts: 4
Post The MoSCoW Technique

A useful technique adopted in agile is the MoSCoW technique. This stands for Must have, Should have, Could have and Won’t have this time. The MoSCoW technique is particularly useful when the project has many requirements and possibly a strict time scale.

Following the MoSCoW technique, the requirements are broken down into level of priority and then assigned to their MoSCoW group. For example, a high level priority requirement would become a MUST have requirement. It is highly recommended that you conduct the prioritising of the requirements with the business/client. This allows them to feel empowered in the decision making process and assists in encouraging them to think more deeply about the project requirements and whether they are in fact needed.

Learn more about the MoSCow technique at
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 07:35 AM
Project Hobbyist
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 37
That's a very nice and great sounding technique. What are the steps to practically implement it though?
agile development methodology
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin - Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright (c) 2005 Measuring Up. All rights reserved.