Time management ABC method is an effective and very popular way of prioritizing tasks when composing to-do lists. ABC time management is popular because of its simplicity. Actually time management ABC approach means ranging your tasks by three categories of importance – A, B and C. According to ABC method, the first “A” category includes critical tasks that are both urgent and important, or that lie on critical path towards your long-term goals; the “B” category includes important things, but they don’t meet the “A” criteria yet; the “C” category is just for things that would be nice to do, but they are neither urgent nor important. Time management ABC analysis methods that define which category a task can be ascribed to are also very simple: for example, you may analyse importance of tasks by asking yourself “what bad thing would happen if I didn't do this today?”; you may put to “B” tasks that don’t match “A” requirements at current moment, but potentially may/will escalate to “A” later (if they are postponed). This easy method can be applied in professional or personal practice with the same success, and in both cases can be managed with a help of software.
VIP Task Manager is real-time teamwork software for planning and controlling different projects through using different adjustable modes (timeline, calendar, task tree, to-do list) and analyzing performance of your workgroup in order to identify project evolution. With a help of this multi-user tool you can easily prioritize and share tasks in your workgroup.
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To set ABC method, do the following:
- start your software
- plan your tasks and if you are a manager assign tasks to subordinates
- ascribe tasks to ABC categories according to their importance and urgency