Step 3: Prioritize contents within a scenario

You organization relies on a prioritized contents list to allocate limited budget and resources. The most important content is on the top of the list. Less important contents are ranked lower. To prioritize the contents within a scenario may include:

  • Move contents out of or into the scenario --- decide what to do and what not to do.

  • Assign priorities to moved-in contents --- decide the priorities of moved-in contents.

What to consider before prioritizing

What to consider Description
The strategic theme or business objective each content aims at

The priorities of strategic themes or business objectives help you decide the priorities of contents accordingly.

To see the strategic theme or business objective of a content, go to the content details page.

The financial metrics, such as projected cost, projected benefit, and NPV of each content

Such financial data provide insight on demand versus capacity, and whether a content is worth investing.

What-if Analysis provides quick access to the financial metrics in the Contents tab of a scenario. To display the financial metrics you concern about in the Contents tab:

  1. Right-click any column in the Contents tab.
  2. Hover your mouse over Column, and select desired ones to show.
Dependencies between contents

If a content is to be invested, its predecessor content is supposed to be invested too.

Move a content out of or into a scenario

If you do not plan to start or continue a content, you move the content out of the scenario. The budget and resources supply would not be allocated to it. What-if analysis automatically moves out contents that are cancelled or completed.

To move a content out of a scenario:

  1. In any tab of the scenario details page, click the Move out icon (the blue check mark) in the first column of the content line.

    Moved-out contents are listed in the lower part of the table.

  2. Click Save.

To move a content back into a scenario:

  1. In any tab of the scenario details page, lower part of the table, click the Move in icon (the gray check mark).

    Moved-in contents are listed in the upper part of the table.

  2. Click Save.

Assign priorities to moved-in contents

Contents in the scenario details page are by default listed in the alphabetical order of content names. To adjust the priority of a moved-in content:

  1. In any tab of the scenario details page, click the Priority column to give the contents default rankings.

    If you then move a content back into the scenario, the content is given the lowest priority.

  2. Click and drag the content to the desired location in the list. Its priority is updated.

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