Prioritize“Which is more important: critical, must-have, or essential?”

It would be difficult to overstate the important of prioritization—in your daily life, in projects, or even in deciding what to have for lunch. Without knowing what is most important, what comes after that, and what comes after that, it becomes very difficult for your team and you to decide what to work on next. A significant source of drama in projects is caused by miscommunication and misperception about priorities, and how they differ from person to person and project to project.

Even worse is when the priorities of the project were never decided in the first place, leaving ...

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