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The Product is the Variable

Posted on May 29, 2023.

In the past, we've never doubted that we were going to ship the product. In a continuous world the product is now the variable.

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The OKR Cycle

Posted on May 1, 2023.

What does a complete cycle of planning and delivering on OKRs look like. Here's an example.

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FAQ: What is shared understanding?

Posted on August 1, 2022.

In this short video I answer one of the most commonly asked questions I hear: what is shared understanding and why is it valuable?

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.

What is Agile?

Posted on January 3, 2022.

You can laud the idea and still be critical of the implementation. That is the true spirit of Agile. Here’s how I came around to this idea.

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OKRs at Scale

Posted on November 29, 2021.

Scaling OKRs can get messy quickly. Here's one quick trick to simplify OKRs at scale that also works for your scaled agile efforts.

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OKR Tracking Tool (free template)

Posted on November 8, 2021.

Here is a simple, free tool to track your objectives and key results. It's designed to help get your teams started with setting and tracking goals.