On poorly-performing computer systems, people often say that step 1 of Method R is difficult because every task is important, and every task is slow. Method R was designed in exactly these kinds of environments. Even when everything is slow, you see, something is the business's most important thing to fix first.

Many times, fixing one task coincidentally fixes several others as well. Regardless of whether you're lucky enough for that to happen, Method R is designed so that the most important tasks get fixed first.