What is the Weighted Scoring Model for Feature Prioritization? Overview, Guide, and Template

An oldfashioed scale with metal cups. Its a reference to weighing different criteria in the weighted scoring model.Weighted decision matrix is a flexible product management prioritization framework. Here’s how to use it (well).

Weighted scoring (also called the weighted decision matrix) is a flexible technique product managers can use to prioritize features to your roadmap. You define the criteria, set weights based on importance, and then calculate an overall score.

Done well, it’s like the “build your own sundae” of prioritization frameworks—you choose the toppings (criteria) you want. Yummy.

But done badly, it’s can be like one of the novelty drinks from Day Drinking with Seth Myers… you could end up with something you didn’t want.