How to Prioritize Projects So You Meet Every Deadline

You know you’re a manager when everything is vitally important, and there’s never enough time in the day to finish everything that needs to be done.

As counterproductive as it sounds, too many companies select and initiate projects in a siloed manner. Everything is decided on a department by department basis with no idea of the general strategic impact, making it difficult for the proverbial left hand to know what the right hand is doing, and vice-versa. When projects are planned and launched in this manner, you can count on the following problems: multiple projects competing for the same resources, such as staff and technologies, goals and deadlines clashing.

It’s frustrating, but in today’s business climate, it’s also the natural order of things. As a manager, it’s your job to manage the team’s workload and meet deadlines. These tips can show you how to prioritize projects so that delays are the exception instead of the norm and achieving business objectives is no longer a balancing act.

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