How to define urgency and importance of tasks when prioritizing?

Tasks prioritization is a key instrument for making your work more effective. If you want to achieve more with less, and if you want to waste less time for output and instead be outcome-oriented, then task prioritization is mandatory. Tasks prioritization is a typical management tool, but it is useful for managers, engineers, and technicians because it tool helps to manage your personal activity, improves the efficiency of your work, increases impact, and evidently helps your promotion. In this article, we want to concentrate on how to define urgency and importance correctly. Urgency – Importance Matrix Urgency – Importance Matrix is…

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The art of innovation project

Anything we do is a kind of project. Indeed, even a simple thing as shopping is a project because we do it to solve a problem and to make changes in some parameters. All projects have similar traits. Let’s examine engineering projects. Even though we have already discussed the aspects related to projects and tasks in our blog Project’s tasks management with PRIZ Innovation Platform, we decided to raise the question of the project and tasks again because it is not trivial at all, especially when we talk about innovation projects. Types of projects In general, one can think of…

How to prioritize tasks with Urgency–Importance Matrix in PRIZ Online Platform

My wife and I like to travel and we travel a lot. Recently we spent three weeks in China, but when the vacation was over, we had to return to work. I came to my workplace, entered my cubicle, and, as on any other day, opened the laptop and connected to the company’s systems. Pretty quickly I realized that those three weeks are too short for vacation but very long to be disconnected from work. Many things happened, and I needed to make up the leeway to get up to speed with everything that had happened and related to my…

Choosing the destination for a company retreat with RRR.

Ranking options or items is not a trivial process. The main problem that usually people try to make a decision and select one out of all the items or options. This is the wrong way. The ranking is a kind of problem that should be solved using the relevant problem-solving tool. Many people asked me when should they use Round-Robin Ranking (RRR) provided here, in the PRIZ Platform? Why can’t I make the choice on my own? How difficult that can be? After experiencing the power of RRR myself several times, I decided to write this short post and give…

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