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05 Aug, 2019 08:26 PM

I do not like looking at every subgoal because it overwhelms me. When looking at the pie chart, i was hoping i could work from the inside out instead of the outside in, is there any way to do this? It does not let me edit the progress of the first set of subgoals. I liked the idea of how it hides to outer subgoals but it looks like you guys set it up to where people must edit the progress of the most outer subgoals before the inside ones. Is there any way to work around this?

Basically just want to avoid looking at everything at once and be able to edit the progress of the first most inner subgoals and then go outward, unless there is a way to hide the inner most subgoals while i can look at just the outer ones.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Richard Parslow on 05 Aug, 2019 09:22 PM

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    Hello Lea

    Thanks for your inquiry.

    Goalscape uses a circular display to represent the hierarchy of goals in any ambitious undertaking. You start by entering the main (overall) goal at the center, then break it down into the subgoals that need to be completed in order to achieve that main goal. In a complex project you might have 2 or 3 levels of such 'intermediate' subgoals before you arrive at the task level at the bottom of the hierarchy (ie the outermost level of your Goalscape project).

    Note that you can choose to look at only the inner (higher level) subgoals by collapsing the outer levels using the down arrow on the Anchor bar at 12 o'clock. And you can focus on one area at a time (ie 'avoid looking at everything at once') by using Focus View – double-click on any subgoal that has its own subgoals and the goal map will show the detail in that area. See the Changing Views infopoint.

    There are more details about how to set up a goal-oriented project in our blog article Introduction to Goal Setting and a couple of examples of this kind of break-down in Marcus Baur's Why the Visual Overview is Vital. (You can see all the articles (in reverse chronological order) if you click 'Show All' in the sidebar on the right of any blog page.)

    Enjoy the journey!


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