1. Get to Know Shortcut's Structure

Shortcut's work structure is based on achieving your top goals. As a result, all work flows down from Objectives.

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  • Objectives
    • Objectives connect teams, projects, and individual work to company objectives
      • Strategic Objectives allow you to group both Key Results and their related Epics. Example Objectives include:
        • Conversion rate improvements
        • Load time improvements
        • Revenue increases
      • Tactical Objectives allow you to group and track Epics only.
        • Use these for release driven work and day-to-day execution
      • Owners and Teams can be assigned directly to Objectives
        • Epics can be associated to one or more objectives
  • Epics
    • An Epic is a collection of Stories that represent larger initiatives.
    • Epics can contain Stories from different teams - for example: a new feature might involve people from product, engineering, and marketing
      • This allows multiple teams to collaborate together
  • Stories
    • Stories are the fundamental units of work in the Shortcut hierarchy. A Story should be an individual piece of work that takes 1-2 days to complete
    • Tasks are checklists in a Story that takes about an hour to complete
    • Stories can be 
      • Features
      • Bugs
      • Chores
    • Clicking on Stories in the Shortcut sidebar will take you to a Kanban view that's organized by Workflow State

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