By using the concept of cash, the exercise captures more attention and keeps participants more engaged than an arbitrary point or ranking system.Gamestorming
This free Google spreadsheet allows groups of people to rank and to a list of competing priorities.
a simple concept: everyone gets an imaginary $100. They then “spend” their $100 across a list of priorities, goals, or initiatives.
Participants can “spend” the money any way they choose. One person might drop their entire $100 on one goal. Another might spend $5 in 20 different categories.
As noted by Gamestorming, “This game is commonly used in software development for working with users to create their prioritized feature list. However, it can be applied in any situation where a “false scarcity” would help focus a group’s wants and needs. For example, an HR group polling employees about new benefit plans may use the $100 Test to uncover what options would be best received and why.”
Similar to the Heat Map in Google Sheets, the team at Tiller uses the $100 Test to identify team alignment and energy for upcoming projects.
Customize to Your Needs
This Google spreadsheets is yours to edit, copy, and share. Because Google Sheets is endlessly flexible and customizable, you can easily modify it with your own categories, colors, and fonts. You might even add smarter formulas and charts.
We’d love to see what you make with it. Email email@example.com and share your design. We’ll even feature it on our blog if you give us permission.
Get It Here
View a copy of the $100 Test Google spreadsheet here.
When you open the spreadsheet in View mode, you’ll need to click “Make a copy” to add the file to your Google Drive. You can then see and freely edit the spreadsheet.
Open a copy of the $100 Test in Google Sheets here.
When you open the spreadsheet in Edit mode, you’ll need to click “Make a copy” to add the file to your Google Drive. You can then see and freely edit the spreadsheet.