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When building a Rock*, be as detailed as possible to make expectations clear for completing the goal by the end of the quarter. We recommend adding
Milestones and making the Rock* SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound) whenever possible.
A Milestone breaks down a Rock* into smaller pieces with actionable due dates. Each Milestone can be delegated to an individual or worked on as a team.
Adding Milestones is simple:
Visit the Rocks* page in Ninety.
Select a Rock*.
Press the + button next to Milestones in the newly opened panel.
Add a title, due date, and description.
The due date could be the same as the Rock* or earlier as an incremental step towards the larger goal.
Once a Rock* has active Milestones, edit them as needed, and be sure to save them before finishing.
Turn Milestones into To-Dos
Having an accurate due date for Milestones is essential. Seven days before their due date, Milestones automatically become To-Dos* unless they are already marked off as completed.
Users can also turn a Milestone into a To-Do* at any point. When viewing a Rock and its Milestones, select on the check box between the Milestone's due date and the "X" that would delete the Milestone. Once selected, the Milestone will become a To-Do*.
As a To-Do*, the Milestone can receive a new due date and an update to its description. The To-Do* will default to one for the team, but it can be switched to a personal To-Do* with the on-screen toggle.
Our system will keep the To-Do* and Milestone connected. So once the To-Do* is completed, it will also be completed as a Milestone.
When creating Rocks*, make them SMART. Feel free to copy and paste these questions below into any Rock's* description.
Specific — What specifically will be achieved?
Measurable — How will the completion of this goal be measured?
Achievable — Is this goal achievable by this individual or team?
Relevant — How relevant is this goal to the company's overall vision?
Time-Bound — What are the key dates, and what is the final date for this goal?
Reminder: Team members can add additional details as Milestones to each Rock*.