With Ally, users have the ability to postpone their OKRs and de-prioritize them for the current time period, while allowing them to remain visible for later on.
Typically a KR will need to be postponed when there are changing priorities, for example adding a new Key Result or reallocation of current resources.
The "postponed" state, along with the reason for postponing, of an objective allows the stakeholders to understand the changing priorities and stay aligned.
When you postpone an objective, it closes it out – similar to if you were to mark it "Closed".
If business needs change again, you can reopen a postponed objective from the Action drop down.
The postponed objectives should be reevaluated during the planning phase of the next OKR period and can be reopened/edited based on the strategic priorities at that time.