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OKRs for JIRA - new Gtmhub integration

Today we have released 32 built-in JIRA metrics which you can use with your OKRs. What makes Gtmhub special is the ability to dynamically connect to over 100 business systems and collect and update your key results automatically and in real-time.
June 27, 2017

List of OKR tools

OKRs are getting more popular by the day. We can see this both in the number of companies that contact us to help them adopt OKRs, as well as in the exploding number of tools that help companies drive performance through OKRs. We often hear people suggesting companies to start “simple” with post-it notes or spreadsheets.
June 22, 2017
Spotify

How and why Spotify ditched individual OKRs

The other day I came across this post on Spotify’s HR blog: Why individual OKRs don’t work for us. It’s an interesting read, especially when it comes from a company as successful as Spotify. It’s a short read and I highly recommend that you read it, but here are some of the parts I found particularly interesting (emphasis mine).
June 17, 2017
Working

Inline editing: Working with your OKRs got even simpler

As we keep adding clients, the amount of data we can gather on how people use Gtmhub keeps increasing. One thing we keep a keen eye on is how people work with OKRs on a day-to-day basis. One of the most used buttons in Gtmhub is the Edit objective and after we analyzed it, we’ve realized we can remove that step in most of the scenarios – making Gtmhub even more fluid.
June 8, 2017

Managing OKR related tasks

Objective is what we want to accomplish. Key result is how we measure success. Today, in Gtmhub we introduce Tasks – what will we do about it. Tasks are a new type of custom field that can be defined for OKRs. In this post, we’ll show how to set up tasks and how to use them.
June 6, 2017

Why do OKRs fail?

Not every team that decides to implement OKRs will succeed in doing so. We, at Gtmhub – just as other vendors – will give advice and point out solutions, but the fact is that OKRs are not a right fit for every team. In this post we will share what we’ve learned over the years working
June 2, 2017
mobile

OKR activity feed improvements: Notifications & mentions

The latest updates to Gtmhub bring improvements to the activity feeds. First, from now on every time someone posts a comment, owner of the objective will receive an email notification. This also applies to employees and teams; for example, if you leave feedback for a colleague, she will be notified as soon as comment has been posted.
May 30, 2017
Customize your OKR process

Customize your OKR process

There is one thing we’ve learned while helping different companies adopt OKRs – it’s always a little bit different. While the basic methodology is always more or less the same, the size, stage, industry and culture of different companies demand from the product to adapt.
May 16, 2017

Aggregated OKR attainment

In the latest release of Gtmhub, we have added a highly requested feature – aggregated OKR attainment. This new metric shows the cumulative attainment of an OKR and all of it’s child OKRs.
May 3, 2017
OKR initiatives

Organizing OKRs into initiatives and areas

With the latest release of Gtmhub, we now support tags for Objectives. While, alignment remains the main way to organize and make sense of OKRs within an organization, we have found that often secondary taxonomy is needed. Our clients have identified two main use cases for tags: initiatives and areas.
April 20, 2017
Leading and lagging indicators Blog Visual

Leading and lagging indicators

Cause and effect is a well-established principle, even if we sometimes confuse causation and correlation (see divorce / margarine correlation). For most companies, the main measures of performance are the usual suspects, revenue, profitability, and cash. We see this reflected in our clients, where the most common top level OKR is to ‘Increase Revenue’.
April 12, 2017

OKR confidence level setting

One of the key ideas of OKRs is communication around progress. So far, Gtmhub has been automatically calculating progress and juxtaposing it with the time passed in order to determine how well an objective is progressing. Many times, however, there are circumstances that are beyond this simple approach.
March 21, 2017
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OKR statistics drill-down

Today we have released an improvement for Gtmhub statistics view which now let’s your drill down in various areas of your OKRs process. You can now easily see the list of: Objectives that have been attained, Key results that are in danger, Key results that are going well, Key results that have been attained, As well as distribution of manual and dynamic key results
March 15, 2017

Start planning your Q2 OKRs now

Bottom Line: Start planning your Q2 OKRs well ahead of the end of Q1 in order to ensure that you’re in a good place to kick off Q2. Communicate Communicate Communicate – then negotiate Don’t forget to celebrate your successes, failures, and lessons learnt from Q1
March 14, 2017

The Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Maps, and OKRs

Bottom Line: If you’re working with OKRs, you may find it useful to think about the Balanced Scorecard perspectives when setting OKRs. Which Balanced Scorecard perspectives, or categories are you supporting with your current OKRs? Do you need to rebalance your efforts? Who and which departments are supporting each Balanced Scorecard perspective, i.e. Financial, Customer, Internal Business Process, and Learning & Growth perspectives?
March 6, 2017

Key results with soft and hard deadlines

A customer recently told us following case: “My objectives are all product related and timing is everything. For this quarter I need to improve the user engagement and to do that I need to release 3 features, but it won’t matter a thing if I don’t hit my deadlines – and those are all before the end of the quarter.”
January 29, 2017
Times Square

Marketing OKRs with Examples

Bottom Line Setting OKRs for marketing is made harder by the multitude or absence of meaningful metrics or KPIs. Marketers should set objectives informed by higher level company goals, and by focusing of the underlying performance drivers for marketing, instead of the metrics which are just indicators of performance.
January 25, 2017