New! Achieve your most important objectives with Goals

Thank you so much for all the feedback you have provided so far, we really appreciate it.

@Todd_Cavanaugh, Goals should represent the outcomes you’ve set to achieve that support your organization’s top-level objectives. They’re the public-facing commitments of the team, that often ladder up to your org’s top goals/priorities. These outcomes are supported and driven by the work in your projects and Portfolio. We recommend you use Goals to set and track the progress of strategic goals, while Portfolios should be used to manage, monitor the health of a collection of projects, and keep your team updated on the progress of work.

@IvanStaykov, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback, we appreciate the details and your candor, and will definitely keep it in mind as we continue working on Portfolios and Goals. The good news is that this is just the beginning for Goals and we have a long roadmap of exciting updates on the horizon. At the Future of Asana event, you’ll learn more about Goals and our multi-year product vision. If you haven’t yet, you can still register for our event later today (all details are available in The future of Asana - you can also use this thread to chat during the event itself!).

I’ve taken note of all the feedback shared so far, but if you’d like to share more I’d highly recommend this feedback form to escalate your feedback directly to our Product Team.

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I am happy to see this, I wish It had been released about a month ago, when I setup Goals & OKRs as projects linked to everything in the description. To that point, I am going to migrate over to the new Goals, but I am curious if the concept is to use subgoals to represent Key Results or if that is a future feature so I can make the migration most effective?

I saw in the Future of Asana presentations that the goals has key results red buttons like milestones do in projects. Is this a soon to have a or a next year feature just trying to decide what to do with KRs for now?

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I just submitted some feedback as well on this as the goals seems kind of confusing in its display. For example, I created several goals, G1, G2, G3. Several of the goals have sub-goals, e.g. G1-A, G1-B, G1-C, G2-A, G2-B, etc.

In the display, all the goals are showing in an order that cannot be sorted by any field. The goals, do have the ability to expand and contract, showing the sub goals, but the sub-goals are always displayed as well.

Is this a bug or is there a setting to only show the goals in this view and expand the sub-goals as needed?

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Hi @Harris_Silver,

This is currently expected, but we’re already working on some quick follow-ups, we’re only getting started with Goals!

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Nice!

But what about goals within a project? And I don’t mean milestones… :slight_smile:

Hi all :wave:t3:

We’ve just released an e-book to learn what are OKRs, how to set them successfully, avoid common pitfalls, and roll them out company-wide!

Click here to download your copy!

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Great idea @JohanW! Would you mind creating a new thread in #productfeedback to help us keep track of this request and allow other folks to support it?

@Carla_Bagdonas from our Customer Education team created a video to help you and your team better understand and adopt Goals, check it out!

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done

@Marie do you know what percentage we are sitting at for the rollout of Goals?

Great to hear. I’ve been trying to use Portfolios to get an overall view of objectives/goals with a roll-up of status. The less manual updates the better, as if the goals can leverage on the percentage complete of a project or a series of projects, it should be able to calculate a percentage complete status I would think.

So in the video example, how are you achieving the hierarchy of goals without the sub-goals showing up in the same list.

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Hi @Jerod_Hillard, Goals have now been launched to 100% of our Business and Enterprise customers!

Hi @Harris_Silver, this is something we’re aiming for in a future update, stay tuned!

Oh no, @Marie! It looks like we haven’t gotten it under our business license. I think this happened with List <> Boards launch as well.

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Hi,

Please see this post for some explanations and ideas for those trying to get their arms around the new Goals feature, particularly for OKRs:

Thanks,

Larry

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We’re also Business users and Goals have not rolled out to our account yet…

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Same here - sign out and in and it worked

Howdy @Marie,

So I think @Todd_Cavanaugh @IvanStaykov @abass already said a version of this but I was hoping to get a more explicit version discussed?

I do understand the theory of how Goals fits with Portfolios (the pyramid of clarity explanation) BUT I’m confused how that’s actually happening in the software? I can’t see any automation from when I mark a task complete and how it affects progress numbers in the Goals platform whereas in the Portfolios platform there is integration. I understand that Portfolios is like a container for a bunch of projects but shouldn’t it have direct/automatic connection with the Goals UI?

Currently it looks like you basically have a reproduce and duplicate efforts from everything you did in Portfolios to now Goals but what’s the point if goals were already being tracked in portfolios?

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