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Performance management criteria for OKRs

Posted on September 20, 2021.

If we're going to set new goals with OKRs, we need to change how we measure the performance of our teams. Here are 6 ways to do that.

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the relationship between okrs and strategy

Posted on September 13, 2021.

Objectives and Key Results can do a lot of things. One thing they can't do is determine your strategy. Here's how to reconcile OKRs and strategy.

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How to get executive buy-in for Agile using two popular product development approaches

Posted on March 29, 2021.

One of the most common complaints from teams going through an agile transformation is that their bosses don’t get it. The teams are asked to change how they work but the demands coming from stakeholders and executives continue to demand fixed time and scope commitments. The vocabulary changes but the language stays the same.  In … Continue reading How to get executive buy-in for Agile using two popular product development approaches

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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