Objective cycles have start & end dates defined in their settings. Following is the list of statuses that an objective cycle goes through in its lifetime.
This status is assigned to the objective cycle if its start date is in the future when the objective cycle was created. All the objectives added to this cycle are also set in 'scheduled' status, their progress cannot be updated yet.
On the start date, system automatically updates objective cycle status to active. All the corresponding objectives are set to 'ready' status. Respective objective owners can 'start progress' of these objectives.
Ready for Grading
On the end date, system automatically updates objective cycle status to ready for grading. All corresponding objectives (which are not yet in ready for grading/closed/abandoned status) are also set in 'ready for grading' status when they can be graded & closed.
Ready to close
This status is applicable when the grading type is set to none. On the end date, system automatically updates objective cycle status to ready to close. All corresponding objectives (which are not yet in ready to close/closed/abandoned status) are also set in 'ready to close' status when the due date is reached.
Once the cycle status is 'ready for grading', an option to mark the cycle as closed will appear. This action has to be taken manually.