The U-scaling, or urgence scaling, is a way to measure how urgent things are.
This unit was defined in a 10 min long reflexion as the requirement of such a measuring tool reached a U level of 0.99.
There is a physical property to deadlines : as they approache, time warps to let a 1 year project fit in 1 week. I hope this tool will help you get things done and estimate time warps. Deadline time warped waves could affect lifestyles in the best way if handeled with a good measurement unit.
Here is the very first version with some points. The interpolation might get more precise with an implementation.
|-1||oh wait, it's done, noting to worry|
|0||can wait next life|
|0.1||can wait next year|
|0.2||should be done within a decade|
|0.3||should be done within a year|
|0.4||should be done within a semester|
|0.5||should be done within a month|
|0.6||should be done within a week|
|0.7||should be done within a day|
|0.8||should be done now but is a tiny little bit late|
|0.9||is required as soon as possible, no deadline extension possible|
|0.9999||is required now at all cost if not too much|
|1||is required now at all cost|
|1.1||go back in time and get it done|
Make an API to make dynamic U indicators on my website. As time flows, the U value of a task increases.
But as this is not very urgent... I'll set it to a U value of 0.7, so that I know I can do it tomorrow forever while this is not implemented.