Impact Effort Matrix
Want a prioritisation device to use in co-design workshops or on the back of an envelope for a fast decision? The Impact Effort Matrix is a simple, visual decision-making tool to help teams prioritise their efforts based on the likely effort vs end impact. The matrix is best used to prioritise almost anything, including but not restricted to project options, sprint priorities, product features, actions, technology solutions, or even personnel. QUADRANTS. As can be seen in the diagram, the quadrants can be rated as: Easy wins: low effort and high impact — yes. Major projects: high effort and high impact — maybe. Fillers: low effort and low impact — maybe. Thankless work: high effort and low impact — no. IN YOUR LATTICEWORK. The Impact Effort Matrix is inspired by models such as the Eisenhower Matrix. It's a popular prioritisation tool in a range of domains with alternatives including RICE Score, the Kano Model and even The Pareto Principle.
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