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definition-Goal

Definition:

is the Parameter that defines a quantified committed or promised target along the defined Scale quantifier. It defines the point on the Scale that divides the Tolerable-Area and the Success Area. The Goal-Level defines the point on the Quantification-Scale where success is reached (for the Scalar-Attribute it is attached to).

Alternative Names

Concept Number: *109
English Master: Goal
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: Goal-Level

Detailing

A Goal Level is a Parameter used to specify a Target for a Scalar-Attribute.
A Goal Level is specified on a defined Quantification-Scale with its relevant qualifying Conditions [time, place, event].

An implication of a Goal specification is that there is, or will be, a commitment to deliver the Goal Level (something not true of a Stretch or Wish-Target specification).

Any commitment is based on a trade-off Process, against other targets, and considering any Constraints. The specified Goal Level may need to go through a series of changes, as circumstances alter and are taken into consideration.

A specified Goal Level will reasonably satisfy Stakeholders. Going beyond the Goal, at the Cost of additional Resources, is not considered necessary or profitable – even though it may have some value to do so.


Illustrations

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Type

Parameter [Scalar], Target.


Examples

Usability.Learn
Scale: average time in minutes, to learn how to program contact names and telephone numbers into the memory of the phone.
Past [today] 5 min.
Goal [within 1 year] 2 min.


Notes

1. To reach a Goal Level is a success to specific Stakeholders. It is also a sort of “stop” signal (a red light) for use of project Resources on the specific performance Attribute concerned: although better Levels might be reached, and might be of value to some, they are not called for, under the stated Conditions. For example, the additional value gained, given the estimated costs, is not viewed as worthwhile. In economic terms, we have at the Goal Level probably reached the point of diminishing return on investment.

2. “Goal” is intentionally not used for Resource-Targets (“Budget” is used instead).


Keyed-Icons

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A single arrowhead, on a performance arrow, pointing towards the future. The same icon as for Budget *480 (which is on a Resource arrow, --->--->O).

In Context:
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Always use an output arrow from a Function oval to represent a performance Attribute. The Goal icon is the “>“ on the Scalar arrow.
If other Scalar Levels are shown, the positioning of the tip of the icon symbol should reflect the Goal Level relative to these other Levels.


Drawn-Icons

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Past
Tolerable
Wish
Target
Stretch *404
Wish *244
Ideal *328
Objective *100
Scale
Quantification
Meter
Product-Value
Stakeholder-Value
Budget
Target
Quality Performance
Tolerable-Range
Success-Range


History-of-Concept

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Created by system. Last Modification: Saturday 03 of November, 2018 17:37:55 CET by Admin (Kai).
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