Prioritizing Tasks with Moscow in product development and management is a major issue. There are a lot of tasks you could choose from to do.
At the same time people have limited time and resources, so there’s a need for finding a way to manage these resources in order to get the most out of them without neglecting anything important. In this article I’ll try to show some ways how to prioritize tasks in Moscow using five keywords: Urgent/Important, Important/Urgent, Not urgent, Urgent/Not Important, and Not Urgent/Not Important. You can use these combinations as another method for prioritizing tasks in Moscow.
Your task list will look something like this:
- Urgent/Important – Do immediately (with no questions asked). Always put your most important task at the top of your list.
- Important/Urgent – Do immediately (with no questions asked).
- Urgent/Not Important – Consider this task in case you have some spare time if everything else is done. Doing these tasks in this situation may or may not make sense, but still, they need to be done when you get a chance (so don’t forget about them). If there’s something more important than this on your list, do it first. If there are no more important tasks, just leave it until later.
- Not urgent/Not Important – Do only after the most important task(s) are completed. These are just nice-to-haves that can wait until later.
- Not important/Not Urgent – Delegate or delete. You may use these as references for later, but they are not important now. For example, “Write a blog post” is something that needs to be done eventually but it’s not urgent at the moment and you can just do it whenever you have some time or mood to do so (which doesn’t mean never).
The priority structure above is only describing how we treat our tasks, and sometimes we might change these on the fly based on our current situation. For instance: say if your phone was ringing right now while you’re writing this article, of course interrupting this task has higher priority than anything on your list as long as you’re writing this article.
In order to prioritize our tasks, we’ll use a simple but effective way: We will assign a numeric value for each task based on how much it is important or needed now i.e., right now, and how much it is important or needed in general. The formula looks like this:
((urgency) x (priority)) = priority number
As you can see, “urgency” is multiplied, as it’s more urgent than priority, so the resulting number will be higher as well.
Now let’s apply this to our example above:
(1) How about those annoying people who always call whenever I’m finishing working? Oh! they are so annoying indeed. Anyway, right now (urgency) I’m not focusing on this because I am still concerned with my current work. Generally, they are more of an important issue that needs to be tackled soon (priority), thus I’ll give them a value of 1 x 2 = 2.
(2) How about the fact that the world is coming to an end? This is indeed urgent but given all the information so far, it’s clear that this is not very important in general, thus I’ll give them a value of 1 x 9 = 9.
(3) My birthday is approaching and it’d be nice if someone gave me something great e.g., a gift card or gift certificate. This is urgent as well but not very important in general. Therefore, I’ll give it a value of 1 x 8 = 8.
(4) My friend’s wedding is coming up and I’m not sure what to get them as a present. This is rather urgent but not very important in general, thus the value will be 1 x 7 = 7.
(5) Sometimes, people open polls on Reddit asking for advice about certain things e.g., tattoos, tattoos on dark skin or which college they should go to or if they want to become vegetarian/vegan/pescatarian, etc. These are non-urgent but very important in general, thus the value will be 9 x 3 = 27.
6) A new cafe has opened up in town and I am not sure if their products are vegan or contain animal products. This is very urgent but not very important in general, thus the value will be 9 x 2 = 18.
7) I’m thinking about starting a new lifestyle by becoming vegetarian/vegan, pescatarian, etc.. This is non-urgent but very important in general, thus the value will be 1 x 10 = 10.
8) A family member recently got married and I want to get them some nice wedding presents. This is rather urgent but not very important in general. Thus, the value will be 7 x 4 = 28.
9) There’s a new movie that just came out that I would like to see. This is rather urgent and very important in general. Thus, the value will be 9 x 3 = 27.
10) I want to get a new tattoo. This is very urgent and very important in general. Thus, the value will be 9 x 8 = 72.
11) Yesterday I got food poisoning from eating at a particular restaurant so I’m never eating there again. This is non-urgent but very important in general, thus the value will be 1 x 10 = 10.
12) The local news has been reporting on how large corporations have been finding loopholes to avoid paying taxes by using accounting tricks/accounting loopholes/tax havens etc.