Lesson 1: Drafting Objectives
- Section 1: Let’s Talk About Objectives
- Objectives and Key Results
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 1 Section 1
- Section 2: Exploring the MyObjectives Home Page
- Page Header & Status Widgets
- Section 3: Navigating the Scorecard Wizard
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 1 Section 3
- Section 4: Drafting & Categorizing Objectives
- Section 5: Making Objectives S.M.A.R.T.
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 1 Section 5
Lesson 2: Organizing the Scorecard
- Section 1: Introducing the Scorecard
- S.M.A.R.T. Objectives, Goal Alignment & Role Assignment
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 2 Section 1
- Section 2: Certifying Objectives as S.M.A.R.T. & The Quality Page
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 2 Section 2
- Section 3: Balancing Priorities, Priority Categories, & Priority Guidelines
- Scorecard Wizard: Priorities
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 2 Section 3
- Section 4: Aligning Objectives to Goals
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 2 Section 4
- Section 5: Assigning Roles
Lesson 3: Completing Setup Phase
- Section 1: Introducting Setup-Do-Review
- Setup Phase, Do Phase, Review Phase & Timeline
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 3 Section 1
- Section 2: Objectives Page
- Actions Menus, Filter by Priority, Delete Objective
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 3 Section 2
- Section 3: OKRs & Three ways to access Objective Page
- The Objective Page
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 3 Section 3
- Section 4: Working with Multiple Scorecards
- Linked Objectives
- Section 5: Finishing Setup
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 3 Section 4
Lesson 4: Playing the Scorecard Game
- Section 1: Welcome to Do Phase
- Scoring: Actual vs Forecast, Team Scores, Showing Progress
- Success Zone & Scoring
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 4 Section 1
- Section 2: Updating Work Progress, Status & Discuss Flags
- Discuss Flags & Using Filters
- Section 3: Quick Navigation, Progress Widget, Notes
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 4 Section 3
- Section 4: Managing Changes to Your Plan
- Defer Objectives & Adding Unplanned Objectives
- Quiz: Introduction Lesson 4 Section 4
- Section 5: Sprinting to the Success Zone
Lesson 5: Evaluating Team Results
Section 1: Let’s Talk About Objectives
Welcome to lesson one of the MyObjectives Academy introduction course. In this lesson we will dive into everything you need to know about drafting your first set of objectives.
So, let’s talk about objectives. Don’t feel daunted. Identifying and setting your objectives will be easier than it sounds. We at MyObjectives HQ have built a system to help you break it down into an easy-to-digest manner.
If you’re wondering how objectives could be “easy,” it’s because, at their core, objectives are quite simple. In fact, they can be described with three simple words: “someone wants something.” Let’s break that down a little bit further.
Someone – a team member or team.
Wants – It’s important enough to invest energies in.
Something – Any defined outcome or set of accomplishments.
Everything else that we will layer on top of these three words, is just designed to make the objective more actionable.
You may have heard the terms “goals” and “objectives” used interchangeably. While they are very similar, here at MyObjectives, we differentiate between these two interrelated terms. So let’s start with goals. Goals can be thought of as longer-term, organization-wide, desired outcomes.
Goals are typically defined by the leadership team and provide a “big picture focus” for the organization. The goal framework establishes an organization-wide success roadmap. While time horizons will vary, goals are generally achieved within one to five years.
Objectives take the spirit of the organization-wide goals and break it down into specific work items for the teams. Unlike goals, which are set by the organization’s leadership, objectives are defined by the teams themselves.
Objectives should be specific, measurable, and also realistically achievable within the defined period or quarter. Each period or quarter, teams will create a new set of objectives and align those multiple objectives to one or more goals.