Break big goal into small steps
Allow milestones to be broken down into smaller steps. Project trackers currently only have milestones, but this will make it easy to break each milestone down into subtasks so you can go through a checklist of action items to get a better feel for the completion percentage for the milestone and stay on track.
Covering this feature in two parts:
1. Group by Tag: Just released! The Progress Report can now be viewed with each tag in its own table with the Group by Tag option in the Filters view. This makes it easier to see how you're doing on big picture goals you're tracking with multiple sub-goals, high-level values or areas of life, like health, relationships, home or finances. Each tag has its own group go trackers with an Average Progress value and X/Y on track reporting. Tap a tag's header to collapse the table to quickly see them all.
2. Milestone Subtasks: Coming soon. This will allow you to create a big goal as a Project tracker, break it down into milestones, then break those milestones down into subtasks, small steps you can take to make progress on your goal.
Enjoy Group by Tag. Can't wait for Milestone Subtasks to be released!
Thanks for all the feedback! The Tags & Filters feature was built to make it easy to group habit/goal trackers together as part of larger goals.
For example, you can create a Tag, which can be worded as an area of life, like "Health", or as a high-level goal like "Get Healthy".
Then, assign that tag/goal to all of its trackers, which allows you to filter your reports to focus on that goal and see how you're doing on all of them in one place.
If you have any other ideas for how a similar feature separate from tags and filters could work, please share them by adding a new feature request. Thanks!(Edited by admin)
Me Give commented
I agree that it would be great to have a main goal with sub-goals/tasks instead of adding a new type of habit.
Derek O'Harrow commented
Just to add my thoughts to this.
It would be great to have a main goal with sub-goals/tasks. This could be a bit like milestones, but I think it's important that the sub-goals/tasks could be any of the current goal types - repeating action, number by date, repeating number or actions by date.
For example, my main goal might be to "get healthy", and the sub-goals could be to run 3 times a week, get my BMI down to <25, or complete a number of milestones, etc.
Lancelot du Lac commented
Strides is great for habit tracking; make it great for goal setting also, and you will attract a much wider audience! Now, in detail: there are milestones in Strides now, which is cool, BUT: it would be great if these could be seen in the main view as well - if you could click to unfold them to see all your goals and milestones with their percentages in a single view. That would be a very useful big picture of where I am with all of my projects. Secondly, if we could tweak the percentages of the milestones simply by moving the percentage toggle left or right. Say, you realise you are at 15% of some subgoal rather than 10% - and you just move the toggle a bit to the right.
I usually use tags to do this, but it would be nice to have sub goals per major goals.
I saw the milestone feature and so far I like its simplicity - well done!
Jeremy James commented
Yes, yes yes! This would add so much power and functionality to link habits with goals which is the ultimate aim of the app I believe! Is there a timeline on this?
@Gail: To add a new Milestone to a project, tap Add Milestone on its Edit Tracker view (tap the tracker, then its Settings icon in the top right).
@Carl: I added this idea in November. There are votes and comments showing from years ago for this because I merged some related ideas that were created a long time ago, but were unpopular so they weren't a priority. With all of them merged together, and with the popularity of this new idea, it's now in the top 5 by votes, so it's much higher on our list now. We're planning to build this new tracker type after a quick Focus Timer feature, Progress Reports and some sync optimization on iOS.
Any news on this Strides? I see comment dating 2 years back which make me worrying/wonder how slow you ship. This seem to be the most requested feature and something I’d like before going premium. It’s a great feature to add as a premium btw.
I see this listed as “planned” but it seems people have been voting on it for a few years now? Is this ever going to be implemented because it makes using this app for goals difficult since setting milestones is a popular goal tracking method.
I’d like subtasks for things like daily workouts- the overall task being “did I work out?” and the subtasks being each exercise I’m supposed to do daily (pushups, lunges, planks).
Make kpis an optional step for folks who want a single app versus using another as well.
Sascha Brossmann commented
Please DON'T. There are excellent task management apps out there (OmniFocus etc), that do this very well. Strides should stay simple so one can focus on the essentials that really make a difference.
At the moment, when you create a project, each task is weighted to get to 100%. Sub tasks should have their own individualized metrics, i.e. Complete vs incomplete (rather than percentage slider) or target number of tickets sold with the slider linked to that on the front end.
I want this! I am studying German, my program has 7 levels with 20 some odd lessons for each level. I would like to be able to add the lessons to the levels without making a goal for each one, just having the goal to finish the German class
Teo Grönvall Lund commented
I have a goal of getting a new apartment. With this goal you need several kpis. I need to check off that Looked once every day, where I am with the financing, how many viewings etc. A goal should support sub goals with different kpis.
Especially for Project Tasks:
Many milestones, especially of projects, are multi faceted and it would be great to be able to record each part.
Example: milestone, sub-milestone, sub-sub-milestone, etc.
I am starting to use this for 12 week year technique. I'd like to be able to have a fitness goal that is a roll up of individual habits like core training, cardiovascular, and weight loss.
Huge fan of nested goals for rituals. Since I would want to still comment and track each sub task, I'd see this initially acting like a folder showing % complete
Later I'd be happy to see an advanced analytic breakdown so I could see the holes in my routine (identified via most regularly incompleted).
+1 for nested goals. On the website says "project with milestones" but I couldn't find this feature.