For complex projects where one key result shares dependencies with others on numerous or widely distributed teams, there's a risk of losing track of one or more moving parts. For those cases, you can define dependencies between individual key results.
With key result dependencies, you'll see a visualization that will help you keep track of all the results that are related to your own outcome, so you can quickly spot red flags.
Work with your organization's OKR coaches and WorkBoard Expert project team to decide how and when your team should take advantage of this capability.
Establish Key Result Dependencies
- Create a new key result or edit an existing one
- Select More options or Advanced options
- Click Add Key Result Dependencies.
- Search for and select key results on which your result depends. These dependencies can be from teams in your own function, or lateral and dynamic teams.
If your result is a dependency of another team's key result, you can use the second drop down to to establish the relationship. By marking your result as dependency of another result, you effectively indicate that your result aligns to another result.
View Key Result Relationships
For any key result that has any alignment or dependency relationships, click View alignment tree from the Key Result Detail page to access the visualization and navigate the relationships.
From there, you'll see a visual representation of alignment and dependency relationships.