Daily/Monthly/Quaterly Goal Setting tool.

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I find Goal Setting as a great tool to plan your year,  would you be building something for setting objective/goals for the year,  Daily/Monthly/Quaterly goals?

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Aymeric

Hi Sudhir,

I fear added these would complicate the tool. I have added a Long term goals section in the Envision page. Maybe you could use it as a Monthly / Quaterly goal list?

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It would be a great, if we could setup weekly goals ahead. So for example we plan weekly goals for the month

Stephen Simpson
I can see how this could be useful (and how it would complicate the interface a lot).

Perhaps, the envision page needs breaking-down in tabs as it is already a lot for one page. Maybe:

  1. Vision board
  2. Mission / Values
  3. Goals
  4. Achievements

Aymeric
Quote from Stephen Simpson
I can see how this could be useful (and how it would complicate the interface a lot).

Perhaps, the envision page needs breaking-down in tabs as it is already a lot for one page. Maybe:

  1. Vision board
  2. Mission / Values
  3. Goals
  4. Achievements

Yes, I think it is time to break the Vision page into sub tabs but at the same time I am conflicted. I think I should focus on improving the planner at the moment and not complexify the app with non-core features. What do you think?
Aymeric
Quote from Stephen Simpson
I can see how this could be useful (and how it would complicate the interface a lot).

Perhaps, the envision page needs breaking-down in tabs as it is already a lot for one page. Maybe:

  1. Vision board
  2. Mission / Values
  3. Goals
  4. Achievements

Yes, I think it is time to break the Vision page into sub tabs but at the same time I am conflicted. I think I should focus on improving the planner at the moment and not complexify the app with non-core features. What do you think?
Stephen Simpson
Hi Aymeric,

Sorry for the delay in replying, been thinking about the question.

It is difficult to manage the competing demands of all us customers.  In one sense, we are all a little bit selfish.  We shout load for the features we want but care little about the demands of others (unless they match ours!)

I suggest you give yourself a 2-3 day break (no idea if that is even possible for you) and take time out from the demands to map out the future of the app.  Diagram all the possibilities, all the different routes and try to organise it into a journey to follow.

Obviously, the demands of agile development mean that you cannot plan too far ahead; but it is great to have some sort of journey route mind.

To break into something a bit philosophical, I recently got married and that has afforded me a little more time in life to think about things.  I realised that I had been running around doing stuff never really knowing if I was doing the right things.  Funny, 7 habits are supposed to stop that but I am just a beginner with this; although, making great progress.  The extra time has given me timeadjust and measure some of my activity, even cutting some things.

Anyway, my point is that I can imagine, building this App could get like that; so thought I'd share my thoughts on time-out to journey map.

My direct answer to the question though, is that I probably agree.  The planner is the main feature and the vision page is not core.  The planner is the sell, the better it works, the better the app.

Some of the feature are not obvious; or are actually really good but it takes a while to find them.  I think you need some tutorials or a wiki.  I guess a wiki is better as it releases you from the burden of having to write all the help.  Maybe you could convince some users to do some how-to videos? (or would that get quickly out of date as the app evolves).

Stephen

Aymeric
Quote from Stephen Simpson
Hi Aymeric,

Sorry for the delay in replying, been thinking about the question.

It is difficult to manage the competing demands of all us customers.  In one sense, we are all a little bit selfish.  We shout load for the features we want but care little about the demands of others (unless they match ours!)

I suggest you give yourself a 2-3 day break (no idea if that is even possible for you) and take time out from the demands to map out the future of the app.  Diagram all the possibilities, all the different routes and try to organise it into a journey to follow.

Obviously, the demands of agile development mean that you cannot plan too far ahead; but it is great to have some sort of journey route mind.

To break into something a bit philosophical, I recently got married and that has afforded me a little more time in life to think about things.  I realised that I had been running around doing stuff never really knowing if I was doing the right things.  Funny, 7 habits are supposed to stop that but I am just a beginner with this; although, making great progress.  The extra time has given me timeadjust and measure some of my activity, even cutting some things.

Anyway, my point is that I can imagine, building this App could get like that; so thought I'd share my thoughts on time-out to journey map.

My direct answer to the question though, is that I probably agree.  The planner is the main feature and the vision page is not core.  The planner is the sell, the better it works, the better the app.

Some of the feature are not obvious; or are actually really good but it takes a while to find them.  I think you need some tutorials or a wiki.  I guess a wiki is better as it releases you from the burden of having to write all the help.  Maybe you could convince some users to do some how-to videos? (or would that get quickly out of date as the app evolves).

Stephen

Yes, I need better tutorials.

I have decided to break the tutorial into smaller tutorials, but add videos to them. It will help people learn how to use the system.
Aymeric
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A lot of people are voting for this feature, but I feel I don't understand how people would use such a tool.
Could someone share tools, or paper planners they currently use for their middle to long term planning?
alexandre
Hello,

As i'm working now I use a note in Evernote as my long-term planner:

My vision
Goal to 3/5 years
  • Objective to 1/2 years - personal
    • My different personal hats
  • Objective to 1/2 years - work
    • My different work hats
Aymeric
Quote from alexandre
Hello,

As i'm working now I use a note in Evernote as my long-term planner:

My vision
Goal to 3/5 years
  • Objective to 1/2 years - personal
    • My different personal hats
  • Objective to 1/2 years - work
    • My different work hats
Thanks. I am trying to find a way to help people identify their mission statement, values and goals, rather than just allow them to enter them. Once you know your true north, it is a lot easier to be effective.