What is Eisenhower Matrix - Definition, Example & History - Deepstash
THE ART OF SETTING PRIORITIES;THE EISENHOWER MATRIX.
  • An Eisenhower Matrix is a productivity tool and framework that helps to prioritise tasks based on urgency or importance.
  • It is a useful framework to enable a Project Manager to determine which tasks to prioritise in order to complete first and which tasks to defer or delegate.
  • The process included mapping of tasks against the two dimensions of urgency and importance.

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FUNCTIONING OF THE EISENHOWER MATRIX.
  • Important / Urgent: Tasks that are time critical and should be done personally e.g. an imminent deadline.
  • Important / Not Urgent: Needs to be done however can be scheduled for a future date e.g. long term strategies or plans or future phases / releases.
  • Not important / Urgent: What can be done by others e.g. attending a meeting.
  • Not Important / Not Urgent: What does not need to be done at all e.g. unofficial business.

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PLACE A VALUE TO YOUR TIME.

Project Managers are always likely to be time poor, especially if there are aspects of your personal life that require dedicated time.

A good idea when using the Eisenhower Matrix is to include not just project or professional tasks but personal ones as well.

As Debasish Mridha stated “Sometimes the most important thing to do is to do nothing”.

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