[prahy-awr-i-tee, -or-]

Definition of Priority

The priority of an Item is based on how important it is. Normally, the importance of an Item would be based on its Business Value, but in Scrum, an Item’s priority is determined by when it will be undertaken (where it is in the Backlog), not by how valuable it is.


The higher the priority of the Item, the more detailed the request needs to be, so that it will be ready for planning and execution – we call these ‘Ready’ Items.

Prioritization (in Scrum) is the order in which the Team does things – the Item we do next is the highest priority Item.

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"Priority" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.