My friend Jason Mundok walked me through this tool a few months ago and it’s really ingenious: SIMPLE and ingenious, which I guess is the whole point. This is something Jason uses to help make tough decisions about priorities and he explains how he’s used it personally in this cool little video. Definitely worth a look.
And I love that this isn’t an app at all but a keynote document. Simple.
This tool came out of Jason’s work on Elusive Moose and I was honored to present the keynote at the Find Your Moose conference this year in Chicago. Jason has published some video from my talk as part of his thinking about priorities: I’m talking about how we make decisions at SeedCode-how we prioritize things–and give some examples of rubrics we’ve used for making tough decisions and staying focused.
Watching it again I thought I’d sound fake and overconfident, but I think the talk is pretty true to how we actually work, and how we struggle to allocate our time when nearly everything seems worth pursuing.
There’s a link to download Jason’s tool here: project prioritizer.