- A prioritization matrix serves to identify the most important problems. This structured, objective approach helps achieve collaborative consensus while satisfying the varied needs of the user and business. Definition: A prioritization matrix is a 2D-visual that shows the relative importance of a set of items based on two weighted criteria.
- The Eisenhower Matrix is a way to prioritize your tasks based on importance and urgency. The Matrix consists of four quadrants: Do, Decide, Delegate, and Delete. Using it can provide some structure to how you handle your tasks. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States is credited with developing the Eisenhower Matrix.
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|Operating system||Windows, macOS, iOS, Android|
|Type||Time management software|
Priority Matrix is a time management software application that is supported on a number of platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS. It is based on the Eisenhower Method of arranging tasks by urgency and importance in a 2x2 matrix. Priority Matrix offers a cloud-based synchronization of data, allowing for data management across multiple devices. The application is also loosely based on David Allen's Getting Things Done methodology of improving productivity.
It is one of the seven management tools used in the Six Sigma methodology. In this context, a prioritization matrix is a visual diagram used to compare multiple (at least two) sets of data using weighted criteria. Project prioritization is critical to the overall quality improvement process in Six Sigma. Quadrant 1 contains tasks that are both urgent and important. These are “do first” tasks because they are critical for your life or career in some way and need to be finished right away. You want to get these tasks done as soon as possible. These are the tasks that need to be done in order to avoid negative consequences.
- Quadrants-based task prioritization- The 2x2 time management matrix, based on the Eisenhower Method of time management, is the general framework on which Priority Matrix is run. The quadrants organize tasks based on importance and urgency. In Priority Matrix, the four quadrants' default labels are: Critical and Immediate, Critical but not Immediate, Not Critical but Immediate, and Uncategorized.
- Task drag and drop- Tasks and projects are capable of being dragged from one location to another, allowing users to change a task's priority level without having to create a new item altogether.
- Project import/export- Entire projects can be exported into the program's native file format, .pmatrix, for transferring a workspace quickly.
- Cloud-based synchronization across platforms- Despite running on several different platforms, Priority Matrix is able to sync project and task data over the cloud, with data being stored on Priority Matrix's servers.
- Progress and date tracking- Dates and deadlines can be made for each task, providing notifications and allowing users to track their progress over time.
- Project summary emails and reporting- Emails can be created out of entire projects, for quick reporting and sending a summary of projects.
- Color and label customization- Each quadrant's background can be changed to any color in the RGBspectrum. For further customization, every task has icons that can be selected to represent a specific task.
- Template system- New projects can be created from sample templates, to avoid repetitive data input. Various templates are available  for different thought processes.
Across the various platforms, Priority Matrix has over 90,000 paid customers, and has been ranked among the 10 highest downloaded productivityapps in the AppleApp Store.PC Magazine has ranked the iPad version of Priority Matrix among its 100 Best iPad Apps in 2011, 2012, and 2013. In addition, the product has garnered a 4 out of 5-star rating or better on the Apple App Store on both the iPhone and iPad platforms, with over 1,300 reviews. An Android version was added to the Play Store September 2013. As of 2014, this version had an average rating of 3.9, with 1,000-5,000 installs.
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