Feasible x Useful provides a fast way to prioritize a list of items by relatively comparing levels of feasibility and how useful each item is.

Running the activity:

  1. Draw the Feasible x Useful graph and place the items from the previous activity near it.
  2. Ask participants to grade each item and place them in the graph, positioned accordingly:
    * Feasible: Can it be done? How realistic is it?
    * Useful: Does the item actually solve the problem? How effective will it be?
  3. Identify the top ranked items (highly feasible and useful) as the ones that will be tackled by the team.

By the end of this activity, the items considered to be highly feasible and useful will be visible to everyone. These should take priority amongst all the items. Most likely, items that have low feasibility and are not considered too useful are discarded.


Remote-team advice: This activity works well for remote teams. Use a remote board that allows the input to be moved freely. After participants add their notes to the main course activity, ask them to move their notes to the graph area as they filter it.