Also known as the Urgent-Important matrix. 1
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I’ve used this as a way to determine which projects should get worked on but more important when to be explicit about work that will never get done. I found that projects often ended up on a backlog but would never make the cut and would languish. If you were waiting on one of those projects it would be frustrating to see it never make progress.
|These were projects that must be done and should be first priority.
|These are things that will matter in the future and we should invest what time we have left over.
|These are things that should get delegated to teams with more bandwidth. Often Jr IC’s or interns.
|These are the tasks that should be elmiated. Don’t drag these users along. Be clear about why it isn’t a priority.