Sorting and allocating aid on the basis of need for or likely benefit from medical treatment or food.
Selection for patients most likely to survive.
Sorting into order of urgency, as with battlefield casualties.
The process of prioritizing projects or elements of a project (such as bug fixes) to ensure that available resources are assigned in the most effective, time-efficient, and cost-efficient manner. Traditionally, triage has referred to the prioritization of treatment to the wounded during wartime or medical disaster situations. More recently, the term also refers to anticipating and preventing computer system crashes brought on by the Year 2000 (Y2K) problem. See also Year 2000 Problem.
To identify and prioritize the elements of a project or problem to order them in a way that makes best use of labor, funds, and other resources.