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Ninety's Default Tools Terminology
Ninety's Default Tools Terminology

Here is a guide to help experienced and new users understand Ninety's default terms and language.

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Written by Thomas Mains
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This article details Ninety's default terms. Companies can configure most terms to the names they prefer, but our Help Center articles use these default terms. Experienced Ninety users can see how our terms have changed and what we now call the equivalent tool.

Ninety's Tool Terminology

Tool Name


Previous Name

My 90







Accountability Chart



People Directory





Ninety's Terminology Defined

The My 90 page represents the home base for users. It shows all the content the user is responsible for and generates charts to show progress on To-Dos, Rocks, and KPIs.

The Data page allows users to track their KPIs across several time ranges. View some of our help articles to learn:

A Rock represents a 90-day goal for a person or team to accomplish. Rocks are typically planned for and assigned during Quarterly Planning Meetings (QPMs). Read our Meetings Best Practices article for tips on creating Rocks during a QPM.

A To-Do is a task assigned to a team or any number of users that falls outside of typical Roles and Responsibilities. Users can also create personal To-Dos that will appear on their To-Dos page but not populate in Weekly Team Meetings.

At the heart of Weekly, Quarterly, and Annual Meetings are Issues. During our meetings, we Raise, Discuss, and Resolve (RDR) prioritized Issues. Users add Issues to their team's Weekly Team Meeting. Additionally, users can send or receive Issues from different teams.

Use the Meetings tool to schedule or start a Weekly, Quarterly, or Annual Meeting. Learn the basics about starting a Meeting, best practices, Quarterly Planning Meeting details, running an Annual Planning Meeting, and more from our articles, videos, briefs, and guides.

Our Vision tool encapsulates a company's Core Values, Purpose/Passion/Just Cause, marketing strategy, SWOT analysis, and goals. Every team can create its own outlined Vision while simultaneously displaying the company's or leadership team's Vision. This transparency benefits the whole company. Our articles can describe how to edit, share, and export any team's Vision.

The Responsibilities Chart outlines the hierarchy of the entire company. Each Seat within the chart outlines its Roles and Responsibilities for all team members to see. Visit the following articles to see how to:

Scheduling, preparing, and running 1-on-1 meetings between managers and team members is easy with our 1-on-1 feedback tool. We've created forms for each party to fill out before a Quarterly or Annual Discussion. During the meeting, each party can view the answers to the form's questions and discuss them.

Individuals, teams, departments, and companies can create detailed procedure guidelines using our Process tool. View these articles to learn how to edit core processes and build steps and sub-steps within a process.


The Directory tool shows every member of the organization and key stakeholders. Learn how to invite individuals from the Directory to the Ninety platform.


All users can find User Settings by clicking on their picture icon. Additionally, Admins and Owners see the Settings tool (including User and Company Settings) in the sidebar. Under User Settings, users can add details to their profile, such as contact information, social media handles, and a short bio. They can also:


The 90 Mastery tool is your in-app connection to the 90u Library. As you engage, learn, and master the core concepts covered in the library, mark them as "Mastered" during your Quarterly Planning Meetings. Use the links below to jump to a specific section of our resource library.


We encourage companies to create a SWOT analysis as part of their Vision. The SWOT details the company's:

  • Strengths

  • Weaknesses

  • Opportunities

  • Threats

Ninety allows non-paying team members to view some of the information in a company's account as Observers. "Users" refers to paying team members who have access to all tools. Learn more about:

For anyone new to Ninety, we recommend our New User Guide.

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