The Agile Portfolio is designed to provide the portfolio team with the necessary information to determine high-level business value, scope, and size of Epics through the Portfolio Kanban process.
The team will then use all of this information to determine a priority order for all Epics that will be passed down to one of the Program segments under the portfolio.
The prioritization process is a multi-faceted approach which looks at all of the variables related to an Epic to determine its position in the final prioritization. One of the prioritization methodologies that works at every level is Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF)1. This approach includes value and size in determining a weight for an Epic.
This multi-faceted prioritization process ensures that the Program is being tasked with the most critical Epics that allow for achieving the most business value within a timeframe.
For more information about prioritization utilizing WSJF within the Scaled Agile Framework®, review the following abstract: