I need to ensure the projects with the biggest return for my business are prioritised

When we feel overloaded or overwhelmed with multiple projects on the go, the desire to clear to-do lists by ticking off the easiest tasks might feel like the best thing to do. 

But does this mean we’re creating space for the most important tasks or are we impacting productivity overall? 

When it comes to ensuring our teams focus their efforts appropriately, it’s important to revisit timelines and ensure the right people are focusing on the right projects at the right time. 

But you need to make sure your entire team is on the same page and fully understands project deliverables. 

Top 5 tips for project prioritisation 

1 ) Cost-benefit identification – you must establish the framework for analysis.  Review the projects on your rota and analyse which ones will deliver the biggest benefits for your business and prioritise these. Creating a project matrix is a great way for you to identify projects that are both urgent and important. 

2) Evaluate the projects – what do you need to deliver this project, both from a resource and cost perspective? This will help you understand what you need to fulfil the complexity and urgency of the project.  Consider alternatives and compare the benefits allowing you to make recommendations based on findings.

3) Set goals and objectives Identify your long and short-term goals, this will help you to stay focused on what you need to achieve at specific stages and ensure the team has full clarity on what you’re trying to achieve. 

4) Assign resources – now that you have mapped out priorities and defined the goals, it’s time to assign the right people and resources to the project. You can use our Gantt charts and trackers to monitor projects as they progress to ensure they’re running to schedule and to budget. 

5) Monitor, review and adjustif something isn’t working, you need to be quick to respond and adjust your approach to keep the project on track and within budget. Our unique trackers also learn from past projects, which help you to spot emerging trends so you can be reactive before issues occur. 

With WorkSavi, our powerful project portfolio management platform offers much more than just task management. The intuitive features of our platform will help your business prioritise and manage important projects, whilst giving you full visibility and complete control at every stage. 

Discover how we can transform business prioritisation and improve business profitability, book a free demo today. 

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