How to I assign a goal to a team in Atlas

Shaolin Life May 7, 2023

I was searching for a way to add my team to a goal so that I could search goals based on teams. I can find a way to do this. Please help

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Sing Chen May 9, 2023

We're in early days of piloting Atlas and the goal-project structure is working well for us:

  • We created goals and projects that contribute towards those goals.
  • Teams and individuals are assigned to those projects.
  • Those project-aligned teams are then associated with the goal.
  • The way we are using goals is as 'containers' representing business outcomes - those business outcomes don't mean anything unless we have projects that deliver some/part of the work needed to achieve the outcome.

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Daniella Latham
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May 9, 2023

Hi @Shaolin Life - @Sing Chen has the right answer for you!

Teams are added to goals based on the contributing projects that are linked to the goal.

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You can filter goals by going to the Goals directory page and choosing the Team you want as a filter.


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Cyprien Kraaijpoel
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January 17, 2024

I don't see the added value of being forced to add a project to a goal, in order to see the contributing teams. This means that all activities must be performed with projects in Atlas in order to properly track OKR's, where-as not all projects are well suited to the Atlas format...

I honestly don't see the set-back in having a 'two-way street' in this regard;
1. Keeping the current functionality of showing teams through linked projects.

2. Allowing teams to be linked in themselves.

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Christina Kinney May 8, 2023

We had to assign a goal to a project, then a team to a project, and then the team was responsible for the goal. 

This is way too complicated, and we hope there is a better answer, too.

Daniella Latham
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May 9, 2023

Hey Christina,

What would the ideal state look like for you?

Thanks, Daniella

Christina Kinney May 9, 2023

We were hoping to wrap our OKRs into Atlas - having the "big goals" as guiding principles, then the goals as they exist now in atlas being the KPIs/goals that feed into the larger, company-wide goals. The "subgoals" functionality exists, but we cannot default everyone into being associated to a top-level goal. They're assigned instead to projects, which are associated to various sub-goals of the main company-wide goals. 

In this way, I think what I'm asking for would be a top layer of goals, to which everything and everyone could map. We can currently answer the question, "what KPIs/sub-goals does this project map to?" but we cannot answer the question, "what company-wide goal does this project/KPI/Sub-goal map to? 

Christina Kinney May 11, 2023

see: 100 + OKR Examples: Take Ideas to Action in 2023 - Weekdone

Julia Holovko - Oboard - OKR Board for Jira _ Confluence
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May 12, 2023

Hi @Christina Kinney ,

if you consider any alternative solutions, you can create the structure as in the screenshot above with OKR Board for Jira – it is the most popular OKR app on Atlassian Marketplace and I am part of the team. 

Basically, you can connect your goals/OKRst to Jira Initiatives, Epics, and Tasks in any way suitable for your org and assign a team/group on any level. 

For example, in the screenshot below the way the company organized its structure is as follows: Company annual goal -> Annual KR assigned to it -> Group goals -> Group KRs under them with Jira Epic and Jira task contributing to the Group goal.

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If you're interested in learning more about the OKR structure and how it can be customized to your specific needs, I invite you to schedule a demo through our app page.



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