Impact Effort Matrix Template

Maximize Your Efficiency

Assess tasks, projects, and strategies based on their impact & efforts to align team priorities & keep things on track.

  • Easy visual canvas for task prioritization & management
  • Impact effort matrix templates for quick planning
  • Real-time collaboration for seamless decision-making
Impact Effort Matrix Template
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Easily Capture Ideas and Strategies

Easily Capture Ideas and Strategies

Easily Capture Ideas and Strategies

Prioritization grids to visually rank ideas for effort and impact, and plan and assign tasks.

Brainstorming tools like mind maps and fishbone diagrams or post-it note walls to generate ideas faster.

Multiple frameworks and templates for workflow planning, action planning, resource allocation, time scheduling, project planning, and more.

Simple to use drag-drop tools to visualize and categorize ideas, and prioritize them based on impact and effort.

Customizable color themes and icon libraries to differentiate between or label each task or possible solution.


Keep Everyone & Everything in Sync

Keep Everyone & Everything in Sync

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room.

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Work with teams and external stakeholders on a shared canvas.

Use in-line commenting to give direction or clarify and to have discussions and follow-ups on the same canvas.

Full version history to keep track of key points during each iteration of your planning session. Branch out from an earlier version if needed at any time.

Multiple access and role levels to streamline sharing, reviewing, and editing your project plans.

Keep Everyone & Everything in Sync
Run Your Projects More Effectively

Run Your Projects More Effectively

Run Your Projects More Effectively

Assign tasks to complete items in context. Link tasks to or from other project management tools seamlessly.

Set estimated times and due dates for tasks and allocate resources based on availability and skillsets.

Add detailed docs, attachments, links, and more via the notes feature on each task to capture details in a single space.

Kanban boards, timelines, roadmaps, and more to manage your workflows effectively.

​​Embed your action plans in any site or intranet or share with stakeholders to collaborate on.

What Is an Impact Effort Matrix?

An impact effort matrix is a decision-making tool that helps teams easily visualize where they should spend their time, effort, and resources on. Teams can use it to prioritize the solutions/ ideas they should work on based on the impact (the benefit of implementation) and effort (how easy are they to implement).

How to Create an Impact Effort Matrix?

  • Start by determining the goal and the scope of your impact effort analysis. At the same time, clarify the timeframe and values on the axes.
  • Get everyone in the team to brainstorm the different tasks they need to do to accomplish the project goal.
  • Pick a Creately impact-effort matrix template and use Creately sharing options to add collaborators with different access levels.
  • Those ideas that you think will bring you more return for little effort should be placed under Quick Wins.
  • Activities/ projects that may bring you a good return although it may take more of your time and effort should be placed under Major Projects.
  • Those activities that may not have such an impact but won’t take up much of your time can be grouped as Fill in Jobs.
  • And the work that may take significant effort for no benefit can be categorized as Thankless Tasks or Time Wasters.
  • Go through the completed matrix and discuss changes with the team. And create an action plan for assigning responsibilities.
  • Using the Creately Viewer, you can embed the impact effort matrix you have created in company wikis, websites or your intranet or export it as SVG, PNG, JPEG, or PDF to publish, print, present, or share.