Project Tiering is a management method for project work segmentation and prioritization. It regards initiatives and their implementation as the key drivers to project success. Project teams can use this method to create a matrix of project segments or levels that determine accurate tasks, processes and activities required for delivering the project.
The method assumes that by dividing a project into a number of tiers or functional levels, it is possible to define segments of project work and then develop a prioritized implementation plan for every work segments defined. Project tiers with details on segmented work initiatives, implementation plans and priorities provide teams with all necessity information on how to proceed with doing their projects.
The project tiering method is used in managing various kinds of project, mainly in those projects that have multi-level work structures. Because the method provides an organization with flexibility and customization in determining which of the available project initiatives brings value to the organization, it is possible to rank all the initiatives by their values and create a matrix that shows how the initiatives are segmented and prioritized in the whole structure of project work.