Prioritizing and Ranking Issues
Raising, Discussing, and Resolving Issues is a critical function of every meeting. Be sure to prioritize Issues to make this week a win.
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Issues* are the heart of our Weekly Team Meetings*. We join together to Raise, Discuss, and Resolve (RDR)* the Issues* most pertinent to our responsibilities for the week, quarter, or year.
Three Methods of Prioritization
We have three primary ways to prioritize Issues* for a Weekly, Quarterly, or Annual Meeting*.
Incorporating one or more of these strategies helps keep our meetings focused on simplifying the work that needs to be done.
Ranking Issues 1-5
A user can rank an Issue* while creating it by selecting a 1-5 in the Priority field.
During a meeting, the 5s take precedence. If there's remaining time after covering these Issues*, the team continues the RDR* process.
If an Issue* isn't ranked before the meeting, have the Issue's* owner assign a number at the start of the Issues* segment of the meeting.
- 5 = Must solve today
- 4 = Will ideally solve today
- 3 = Solve today if we have time
- 2 = Don’t need to solve the Issue* today, but should solve it soon
- 1 = Not an urgent Issue*, but it would be good to solve it near-term
Select the # symbol to order the Issues according to their prioritization number.
Top 3 Selector
Sometimes there are far too many issues to tackle in a single meeting, and it may be worthwhile for the meeting leader to select the Top 3 Issues* to RDR*.
- During a meeting, navigate to the three-line icon above the Owner* column
- Select three Issues* to prioritize
Drag and Drop
Some managers and teams prefer adapting the priority of specific Issues* as the meeting progresses by dragging Issues* into an order that works for them.