Table View Goal List Relative Importance Information

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13 Sep, 2020 03:13 AM


I think it would be helpful if you could see the relative importance of each of the items in the matching goal list [table view]. This would help prioritize which things you might want to focus on first (within the filtered list) based on your [presumably!] sane, thoughtful estimate of importance rather than how you are feeling at the moment!

Take care,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Richard Parslow on 13 Sep, 2020 12:35 PM

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    Hello Rob

    Welcome aboard! Thanks for your suggestion.

    Part of the reason we created Goalscape was to provide a visual alternative to the linear 'timeline' and 'to-do list' approach. Goalscape's 'goal map' shows the hierarchy of goals, with their Importance shown by the size of their slice (and Progress shown by shading). So at any point in a project you can see at a glance where you need to focus your attention: it's any big goal that isn't filled in!

    You can also use Goalscape to implement a Getting Things Done (GTD) type of process: use Tags like '!Now' and '!Next' on the relevant goals. Then you can use the Highlight Sidebar to filter your goals by Tag (and/or Date and/or Responsibility) to produce a list of matching goals that is shorter and more focused. This makes the Goal List more dynamic, and therefore more useful in showing you what you need to do at any point.

    We may in future include 'Importance' as one of the parameters in the Goal List Table View – it is one of the new features we will consider implementing once we have delivered Goalscape 3.0.

    May you achieve great goals – and stay safe


  2. 2 Posted by Rob on 14 Sep, 2020 03:55 AM

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    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for your future consideration of this suggestion. My use case was filtering a shared (family) goal project for goals that I was listed as responsible for (real goals, not tasks). Many of the items were smaller peripheral things in various places on the map and it wasn't immediately (visually) obvious which one needed my attention most without clicking on each item in the list or table.

    This isn't to say there weren't lots of other more obvious things on the map, but they were joint things we were going to work on together, and I had some time to make some progress on bits of things that were mine to work towards.

    Maybe there is a better way to look at the map, though, and I just need more practice!

    Take care,

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Richard Parslow on 14 Sep, 2020 10:41 AM

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    Hi Rob

    Yes, you can use Responsibility: enter the names of people responsible for goals, then use the Highlight Sidebar to show only the goals for which a particular person is responsible. Not too that you can select multiple names; and toggle All or Any (Boolean And or Or) to show only the goals for which that person (or people) is/are responsible. The Goal List will reflect your selections – and, if you are using Focus View, it will show only the goals in that view.

    There is an infopoint video that describes the Highlight Sidebar.



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