The Sung Diagram: Revitalizing the Eisenhower Matrix

Hannah Bratterud, Mac Burgess, Brittany Terese Fasy, David L. Millman, Troy Oster and Christine Sung


The Eisenhower Decision Matrix, credited to the task management system of US President Dwight Eisenhower, is a graphical diagram used in strategy and planning for tasks. This matrix, however, only provides four types of priorities. We identify a collection of scenarios in which the traditional matrix provides misleading suggestions and propose an extension to the matrix that addresses the misleading suggestions illustrated with examples and implementation in a web application.

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