Time Management : Covey Matrix

You are most probably familiar with the Covey Matrix (or Time Management Matrix). In my opinion, this is a powerful tool to be used for all aspects of our lives including complex projects and their management.

Covey initiated this concept in his best seller book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. The idea behind this is to divide your tasks according to 2 factors: Importance and Urgency.

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[Download] Waterfall Chart In Excel

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This excel document is a template for waterfall chart.  It is free from Visual Basic macros , user-friendly and totally free for personnal use.

Usage of such waterfall chart might be useful to visualize:

  • reasons behind an increase/decrease of a set value (cost, price, duration, score, percentage, …)
  • breakdown of involved factors to which the increase/decrease is related
  • positive/negative factors can be easily spotted based on colour-code red / green.

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