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How the CPO can orchestrate results with OKRs

The Chief Product Officer (CPO) / Product Leader is an orchestra conductor. Who plays the symphony? Multi-talented members of the Product team. Together, they work in harmony to create product excellence, the beautiful music of the Product team. Where does the Product Leader come into the equation as the conductor? Does an orchestra conductor hold the hands of the orchestra members, telling the violinists how to guide their bows, how the trumpeters should blow their brass, or how pianists

August 27, 2021

A Contrarian Approach to OKRs

In times past, I spent many an hour worrying about goal setting and OKRs in particular. For me, concerns usually fell into one of 5 big buckets: Defining inspirational OKRs . . . Not sure about you, but I find that creating inspiration is hard work! Stretch goals. . . Can’t I just focus on

August 12, 2019

Hidden Gems at the Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is one the worlds largest banks. It is also one of the worlds most troubled banks, with several long lasting hangovers still inflicting pain years after the party ended (Financial Crisis, PPI, etc). The RBS Digital Dashboard In its most recent update to the market, reporting its Q1, 2019 results,

April 29, 2019

Innovation at Scale in Financial Services

The worlds largest banks are playing catch up. After retreating to lick their wounds after the near death experience of the Great Financial Crisis ten year ago, banks are back, fighting to demonstrate that innovation is not just a game for trendy startups. Mention the phrase “Core Banking Systems” you may either draw a blank

April 17, 2019