The Target Zone is defined by the lasso on the 2 x 2 (all Initiatives inside the Target Zone are automatically marked as a priority).  Although the Target Zone can be adjusted to select the group of Initiatives to include as a priority, in reality, there will always be some exceptions where you want to:

  1. Exclude a specific Initiative inside the Target Zone; or
  2. Include a specific Initiative outside the Target Zone.

In the diagram below, you can see that the Cloud Platform Established initiative has been excluded (even though it is inside the lasso - Target Zone).  Also, the Innovation Management initiative is included as a priority (even though it is outside the lasso).

NOTE, the total Priority Zone Estimated Cost is automatically adjusted when an Initiative is included or excluded.

To include or exclude a specific Initiative,  you must select the Initiative on the 2x2 and open the properties panel.  In the properties panel, you can set the "Priority Zone Selection" value as follows

  1. Automatic (by Lasso) - The Initiative is automatically selected based on whether it is inside or outside the lasso.
  2. Include in the priority zone - The initiative is always included in the priority zone 
  3. Exclude from the priority zone - The initiative is always excluded from the priority zone
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