Right now, associating initiatives with goals doesn't get me much. Sure, I can expand a given goal and see the associated initiatives (and features that belong to that initiative). But on the Feature Board or on the Roadmap (Timeline or Pivot), I need to manually assign the goal to a given feature; otherwise, the goal won't show up.
For example, I want to make a roadmap in timeline view that shows goals and initiatives being tackled in each given release. This is for a senior audience, so they don't really care about features being implemented. I've associated all of my initiatives to the goals that are driving them, and all my features to an initiative. But on the roadmap, even if I enable goals, the goals don't show up...they only show up if I go to each feature and manually assign the goal there. Same goes for Pivot view. It just seems weird to me...there's a relationship between goals and initiatives, but in every view except the Goals and Initiatives screens, you just assume that they're completely independent objects that need to be independently associated with Releases or Features.
Added my vote too. Also, I'm not sure its even a good idea to tie features to goals directly.
Also need it.
close to this request I would also appreciated a filter by goal in the initiative screen.