So, you love Trello. You also love the Eisenhower method of time management, so you want to implement an Eisenhower Matrix Trello template.
According to Trello, if you want to use the Eisenhower Matrix method in Kanban, it looks like this:
Eisenhower Matrix: Trello
Using this method, the four quadrants:
- Critical and Urgent – DO NOW
- Critical but Not Urgent – DO LATER
- Not Critical, but Urgent – DELEGATE
- Not Critical and Not Urgent – POSTPONE
Each become a separate list on your Kanban board.
For people who would like to visually organize their priorities, moving from the 4-quadrant layout to a “list” isn’t ideal.
You should be looking for a tool that is built based on this principal, so you can work the way you love.
Eisenhower Task/Project Management
The solution to organizing your tasks in an Eisenhower template is called Priority Matrix – it’s a lightweight project management solution BUILT for PRIORITIZING – laid out like this:
Just like in Trello, Priority Matrix allows you to:
- Capture incoming tasks
- Decide their priority level using the Eisenhower Method
- DELEGATE tasks to your team members
Prioritizing your work in Priority Matrix provides you a few ADDITIONAL advantages, such as:
- Better visibility into what needs to be done NOW
- Real-time chat on an per-item basis with your team members
- Reporting with insight into project and task progress
- Gantt charts
- A built-in calendar AND calendar integrations
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Further on the Eisenhower Matrix
For those of you who are unfamiliar, the Eisenhower Method is a system for prioritizing your work so that you can work more effectively.
When you focus only on what’s MOST important, you don’t waste time on low-impact tasks and projects.
In short, the Eisenhower Matrix proposes dividing tasks into 4 quadrants based on how IMPORTANT and URGENT those tasks are.
- In Quandrant 1 – the upper left-hand corner, you will find your highest priority tasks.
- Tasks in Quadrant 2 are PROACTIVE tasks that can wait for later.
- Quadrant 3 tasks should be delegated.
- Quadrant 4 tasks aren’t worth your time; here, we use “quadrant 4 for resources”.
Other Prioritization Matrix Templates
Using matrices to make decisions is one of the most effective ways you can
The impact effort matrix helps you prioritize by deciding which tasks you can complete that require the least effort, but have the largest impact. Learn more about this template, or get it here.
The PICK Matrix helps you do exactly what the name suggests, PICK which tasks you would like to work on based on their potential payoff and their level of difficulty. More on this, here.
TOWS Analysis Matrix
The TOWS Matrix is very similar to SWOT – it allows individuals and teams to identify both the internal and external strengths and weaknesses of a potential project. This even works on the level of your business as a whole. Conducting a TOWS or SWOT analysis helps you make smarter decisions when it comes to deciding WHICH projects to pursue. More on this here.
Implement “Eisenhower Matrix in Trello”
Start by trying Priority Matrix today. The app that works the way your brain works.