Design decisions: Junk drawers and dark corners
Jason Fried
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These ideas work well within a 3 – tier prioritisation framework I have developed. Within it, I would describe these issues as important, but not urgent; which is what you’ve alluded to.

0. Urgent

Things that need to be done right now, as a matter of urgency (surprise, surprise!). Urgent tasks are a prerequisite to doing anything else. Neglecting these tasks will result in significant damage and delay to product development.

1. Important

Important tasks are good ideas, that would have a direct and positive impact on the product. Important tasks are typically derivative to and pale in comparison to urgent tasks.

2. Not Important

Not urgent. Not important. Take note of them, mentally or otherwise, or not at all, but don’t waste time on them. They will sabotage you.

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