You can tell it’s a real project if…

Eisenhower Matrix

As they cover in this week’s Back to Work, you can tell something is a real project in an organization (aka, “work”) if it has:

  1. A budget
  2. A deadline
  3. An owner

Otherwise, it’s just a “nice to have” and likely in the lower boxes of the Eisenhower time management matrix. I first came across that Eisenhower matrix in The Decision Book, which is sort of like a coffee table book for people who read too many business books.

(There’s a whole app for that matrix – I wonder if it’s good?)