Workload Prioritisation

Doing The Right Things at The Right Time

Because businesses need to use their time and resources for the greatest benefit, delivered soonest; we assist business and technical decision makers in prioritising projects, business-as-usual, and strategic work; by applying our “9 Elements of business” matrix and real-world experience to the potential workloads.

Developed over 20 years of consulting on, developing and managing projects, the 9 Elements boil down justification, organisation and implementation of workloads into 3 sets of 3 key areas. By helping you measure and rate each project, piece of work, or change programme in each of these 9 areas, we help build a consistent view of priority, potential benefits, risks, skills, ownership and communication needs.

Why 9 Elements?

The 9 Elements are broken down into:

  • “Commercial Imperative” – why do it – what will the work make better?
  • “The Assets” – what will you manage, work with and change?
  • “Delivering Change” – how will you make change happen to deliver the benefits?

The 9 Elements approach is designed to be fast and repeatable, working with staff from all levels, CxO to operational workers. This lets you plan and take action quickly, and review progress and forthcoming work priorities regularly, to react to market opportunities, external and internal pressures, and customer demand. Having a common structure for comparing workloads also promotes communication and understanding through the business, to get common focus on delivering the greatest, most important results first.

How Do You Use The 9 Elements?

We can work with you and your team at all stages, from introducing the model, educating stakeholders and deciding on what the measurements for each element should be, through facilitating brainstorming and workshops to classify and explore workloads, to periodic reviews of work programmes to help with medium to long term delivery.

Contact us to find out how we can work with you and your team to focus everyone on the priorities.