These are distinct notions relating to scheduling, requiring appropriate words:
Closeness in time: closest
Importance: most /important/critical/demanding/
"Our next task is the ..."
"Our most time-critical task is the ..."
Exploring the Internet: A Technical Travelogue - Page 32 Carl Malamud
- 1992 - Full view
Getting the cables up was the most time-critical task, but plenty
of work still remained. Cables had to be connected to equipment racks,
connectors tested, the backbone had to be tested, vendors had a
million questions, the Internet link ...
Financial Applications using Excel Add-in Development in C ... Steve
Dalton - 2007 -
If moved to the end, the next task in the list is always the next
to be processed. If a modified task were left in its previous
position, the algorithm to pick the next task would have to start
looking at the top of the list every time, just in case a task ...
The Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party: ... - Page 596 Tony
Saich, Benjamin Yang - 1995
... be consolidated with Lianchen and Changting. Also, we should link
these areas with Ninghua and Qingliu and move in the direction of
Yongan. This is the most urgent task in our plan to consolidate
west Fujian and to develop north Fujian.
Project Monitor To Do List Excel and Word Spreadsheet ...
Apr 9, 2014 - Therefore instead of caring about the future tasks, it
is recommended to take serious notes about the next due task in the
project and evaluating the instant outcome to see whether the
orientation is right or not.