How do you decide which tasks to tackle first on a project and why?

How do you decide which tasks to tackle first on a project and why?
Reading:
Brown, K. A., & Hyer, N. L. (2009). Managing projects: A team-based approach. New York, NY:
McGrawHill/Irwin. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-735645-3
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Possible 15-16
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to the readings
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postings Proficient Section Points
Possible 17-18 Refers to
Alludes to the
examples from
readings to support the readings to
postings
support
postings Exceptional
Section
Points
Possible 1920
Provides
concrete
examples
from the
readings to
support
postings
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prior readings
in postings 0 Points
Observations No Student
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Section Points
Possible 15-16
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integrate
Integrates personal
personal
observations and
observations or knowledge in a
knowledge
cursory manner
Does not
present new
observations Does not present
new observations Section Points
Possible 17-18
Integrates
personal
observations
and knowledge
in an accurate
way
Presents new
observations Section
Points
Possible 1920
Integrates
personal
observations
and
knowledge in
an accurate
and highly
insightful way
Presents new
observations Response to
Classmates 0 Points
No Student
Submission Section Points Section Points
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Possible 15-16 Section Points
Possible 17-18 Responds in a Constructively
cursory manner responds to
to classmates’ classmates’ postings
postings Constructively
responds to
classmates’
postings Section
Points
Possible 1920
Constructively
responds to
classmates’ postings
Section Points
Possible <15 Organization,
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Choice, and No Student
Sentence
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Structure Posts are
disorganized
and
information is
not presented in
a logical
sequence
Word choice
and sentence
structure are
not suitable Section Points
Possible 15-16
Posts are somewhat
disorganized and
information is not
presented in a
logical sequence
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sentence structure
are not suitable Section Points
Possible 15-16 References No Student
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Possible <15
outside sources to
Does not
support and enrich
include outside the discussion.
sources.
Sources are not
properly cited in
APA format. Overall
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Submission Novice 0 Points Basic Section Points
Possible 17-18
Posts are
organized, and
information is
presented in a
logical
sequence
Word choice
and sentence
structure are
suitable Section Points
Possible 17-18
Includes 1 or
more outside
sources to
support and
enrich the
discussion.
Sources are
properly cited
in APA format. Proficient Section
Points
Possible 1920
Posts are
organized and
information is
presented in a
logical
sequence
Word choice
and sentence
structure are
suitable
Section
Points
Possible 1920
Includes 2 or
more outside
sources to
support and
enrich the
discussion.
Sources are
properly cited
in APA
format.
Exceptional