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Is Voting The Answer For Better Product And Project Decisions?

October 24th, 2011 No comments

voting pictureVoting Is Always Good, Right?

In today’s “social everything” environment, rating and voting have been added to all sorts of software, including classic project management systems and idea capture tools. Is voting the answer to higher quality decisions in product and project management?

On the surface, voting sounds completely reasonable. Who wouldn’t want to know which features or defects get the most votes, so that the work that is most important to the largest group of users gets done first? The fly in the ointment for voting-based decision making is in some hidden assumptions—assumptions that are not universally true. Read more…