As mentioned in the guide on creating opportunities, all opportunities end up in the opportunity repository.
The opportunity repository overview shows all the opportunities that have been created across the whole organization. Because the number of opportunities can grow quickly, opportunities can be filtered according to the labels your teams give them. This helps you filter opportunities based on:
- Status – Current status (or synced from your pm tool)
- Group – Specific groups in the organization
- Type – Opportunity type
- Tags – Global tags
To ensure your teams are off to a good start when labeling their opportunities, it’s important to create a good labeling taxonomy up front.
Using the opportunity repository
There are several common situations in which the opportunity repository can help you.
- Present opportunities in presentations or creative workshops. The opportunity overview allows you to easily filter opportunities, so you can easily present opportunities related to specific journeys, domains, or teams.
- Score and prioritize opportunities. Using the opportunity matrix, you can quickly score and compare opportunities in relation to each other, which helps you to determine which of them to pick up next. More on prioritizing can be read here.
- Manage opportunity progress. The opportunity repository highlights the status and ownership associated with opportunities, allowing you to easily track what teams are currently focussing on across the organisation, and identifying promising opportunities that might not have been picked up by anyone yet.
- Visualize an opportunity roadmap. If you have labeled opportunities according to roadmap stages (such as Horizon 1, 2, and 3) you can also use the opportunity overview to filter and group opportunities according to those roadmap steps to get a sense of when they might be picked up.
- Clean up opportunities. As you create more opportunities across the organization, you might want to periodically review them to make sure they remain mutually exclusive, yet collectively exhaustive (as mentioned above).