Full Colour Fill option linked to progress?

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31 Jan, 2017 12:00 PM


Is it possible to generate an automatic full colour fill for a goal or subgoal based on % progress. Eg Using a RAG system for 0-33% progress on goal to generate a red colour fill, 34-66% progress to generate an amber colour fill and 67% progress to generate a green colour fill?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Richard Parslow on 31 Jan, 2017 01:40 PM

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    Hello Justine

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    For our corporate product Goalscape Enterprise we are already working on a way to automate applying and updating Goal Marks (RAG traffic lights) according to a set of (user-definable) rules regarding progress and imminence of due date. Once we deliver this for Goalscape Enterprise customers we will consider rolling it out in Goalscape Online (or possibly in a new Goalscape Plus business application to be made available as an upgrade).

    In the meantime there are several different ways that you can use Goalscape to indicate priority and urgency.

    • Progress (% complete) is indicated by shading in the goal map. In conjunction with the representation of Importance as goal slice size, this shows your 'priority goals' at a glance: they are all the large slices that are not being filled in! Note that this works whether or not you have applied color-coding, RAG traffic lights, dates or tags.

    • Colour-coding is not restricted to indicating urgency: there are 7 colours (we will extend this to a full palette selection) and you can use them to indicate any other factor: 'external/internal', 'research/review required', 'physical/cognitive/emotional', etc. For example we use colour-coding in our development project to indicate severity of errors:

      • No colour – new: needs assessment (note that this is actually the most urgent!)
      • Red – critical
      • Orange – major
      • Yellow – minor/on hold
      • Blue – work in progress
      • Purple – ready for testing
      • Green – approved for release
      • Grey – released
    • There is a separate RAG 'traffic light' feature (use Goal Edit > Mark Goal to apply a RAG marker to the selected goal). And you find any goals so marked by entering the strings 'red', 'amber' or 'green' in the Search field.

    • For task management you can set Due dates on your goals (if your projects do not show Dates you can enable them in Settings – click the 'cog' button at top right to open Settings). You can also use Tags like Now and Next.

      Then use the Highlight sidebar to filter your project for goals with those dates and/or tags (there are more tips about this in our Highlight sidebar video).

    So in Goalscape the color-coding, RAG marking, dates and tags are all separate from and independent of progress – and that is intentional. It means that if you wish you can apply your own color-coding schema (or RAG marks) to indicate 'urgency'; however you are not forced to do so.

    Note too that even when a goal reaches 67% completion (or even 95% completion) it does not necessarily mean that that goal is 'green for go' (which one might read as 'ignore'): even if the goal is something like 'skills training', it will need ongoing maintenance work (ie to maintain the required standard).

    Thanks again for taking the time to post here – keep achieving great goals (all the way to 2020 and beyond)!


  2. 2 Posted by Justine Willmot... on 31 Jan, 2017 01:50 PM

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    Many thanks for your prompt response Richard,

    I will forward your comments to my colleagues. For information we are
    currently scoping out dashboard/tracking options to cover our performance
    department goals and objectives for the Tokyo cycle. Our wider organisation
    may also use the same system if it works well. Goalscape is looking like a
    very good contender for this. The highly visual representation of
    goals/objectives via Goalscape rather than spreadsheet based applications I
    think will appeal to the majority of users in our organisation.

    Kind regards


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Richard Parslow on 31 Jan, 2017 02:40 PM

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    Hi Justine

    Splendid! We are aware that there have been a few Goalscapers at British Canoeing for a while.

    You may be interested to know that Goalscape is the visual goal management tool of choice for British Triathlon, LTA/British Tennis, British Hockey/England Hockey, Australian Sailing Team, US Sailing, England Netball... and many other coaches and athletes used it to win medals at Rio 2016 (Athletics, Boxing, Taekwondo, Badminton). There are even Goalscapers in the NFL!

    I am attaching a pdf summary of the benefits of using the web application Goalscape Online for shared projects and (remote) coaching.

    We do a scale of discounts for block purchases of Goalscape Online Unlimited 12-month subscriptions. If you let us know the likely number of users at British Canoeing we will send you a full proposal by direct email.

    Enjoy the journey!


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