Focus with an Impact / Effort matrix (in 15 minutes)

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Running around in circles will only get you back to where you started

When everything feels urgent, getting a clear overview on what's important can be overwhelming.


Impact / Effort matrix

Team impact

The ROI of the Impact / Effort matrix

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Planning is your best guess at that moment of time. Don't waste too much time in getting the guesses right.

Focus on validating your assumptions about the guesses.

  1. Read and understand this tool.
  2. Write down all your ideas on post-its.
  3. Vote in silence by giving your team members one post-it at a time.
  4. Focus on the right side to work on the most valuable items.
  5. Share your improvement stats with us!

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