Why are you working on that?

Posted on February 21, 2022.

Shared purpose and alignment come from a broad understanding of strategy. Here’s how to help your teams know why they are doing their work.

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OKR anti-pattern: reverse engineering key results to match your backlog

Posted on February 15, 2021.

I work with teams around the world every day helping them implement objectives and key results. I’ve written about OKR here a lot over the last few years and now, as the goal-setting framework is catching on broadly, the anti-patterns have become increasingly obvious. One such anti-pattern I’ve noticed recently is teams reverse engineering their … Continue reading OKR anti-pattern: reverse engineering key results to match your backlog

How to use OKRs to set goals for your professional and personal development

Posted on October 5, 2020.

Image credit: https://greatist.com/ A few weeks ago I shared with you the most basic description of Objectives and Key Results -- the goal-setting trend sweeping the business world -- I could come up with. The basic idea is that you set aspirational qualitative goals for your teams, products or business (objectives) and measure whether you’ve … Continue reading How to use OKRs to set goals for your professional and personal development

What is an OKR? A basic guide.

Posted on August 20, 2020.

Objectives and Key Results - OKRs. Ask around, and you’ll hear a level of adoption across industries and domains similar to the big wave of Agile adoption in the late 00’s into the 10’s. For a 40-year-old goal-setting framework, OKRs are having quite an impact on the business world. There are increasingly more books on … Continue reading What is an OKR? A basic guide.