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How to prioritise projects

 

Every business I've worked in or worked with has struggled with too many priorities. So in this clip I run through four behaviourally nuanced questions to shift and sort what's really most important.

By asking the four questions you'll be able to slot each project into one of the following categories:

Must Do = a clear priority for the business. Life would be significantly worse if you don't proceed.

Nice to do = some upside but could disperse focus if included.

Could do = outcomes are too...

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The fastest way to make your priority someone else’s too

 

A perennial challenge in business is making your priority someone else’s priority too. You know the drill. You have a project that you are under pressure to complete, but it relies heavily on input from other people. Problem is, they have projects they are under pressure to complete and don’t want to divert time, energy or effort to your patch.

Here’s how to go about it.

  1. Minimise effort
  2. Maximise relevance

Minimising effort

Minimising effort means stripping back what you...

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Unfu*king prioritisation

Alongside the current decluttering and unfu*king ourselves craze sits the perennial issue of prioritisation. 

It’s something we grapple with on an individual level; “how should I spend my time?” and an organisational level;  “where should we spend our resources?”

The tangle is not at the extremes – it is obvious what we should definitely do or not do – but the murky middle.

So I’ve been working on a way to behaviourally...

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