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Therefore, the Feature List must be prioritized in order to buffer scope. Ordinal ranking of Features may be possible for smaller numbers, but asking a business owner to ordinally rank hundreds or even thousands of Features is not practical. To cope with this problem, Peter Coad introduced a method of prioritizing Features in three categories. More recently, I introduced a method for prioritizing Features that involved asking the client to elect a value 1 through 5 (5 being the highest) to indicate how important it was for a particular Feature to be included. The client was then asked to elect a value 1 through 5 to indicate how annoyed they would be if the Feature were not included. This concept of “include...