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Chris Bush

Pretty much the ONLY useful thing to come out of the Scaled Agile framework is the concept of WSJF or weighted-shortest job first (at least I'm mostly sure that's where the idea started. Correct me if I'm wrong). Basically the business/stakeholders/product owner/whoever puts all the work items in a list and gives them factors of priority (I think it's something like business value, time criticality, and ROI, or something like that) which are story point numbers, and the sum of the different priorities is divided by the the size estimate, so you kind of get a nice average where you can get the relatively high priority but easy to do stuff done first. It's kind of a way to get the most bang for your buck, time-wise.