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How to write great OKRs

There is one thing that organizations of any type should master if they want to leverage the OKR superpowers – writing great OKRs. Why so? Because the quality of your OKRs can affect the achievement of your goals in the long run.

September 9, 2020

What’s the difference between OKRs and MBO?

Dan Montgomery is the Founder and Managing Director of Agile Strategies – a leading OKR consultancy based in Boulder, Colorado. He is also the author of Start Less, Finish More: Building Strategic Agility with Objectives and Key Results. In this Voices of OKR feature Dan talks about the history of OKRs and how they differ

August 1, 2020

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

OKR example: Software development

OKRs are simple, but not easy. The main problem people have when defining their OKRs is switching from an output (what I need to do) to an outcome (what I need to achieve) mindset. This is particularly true in functions such as software development, where releasing features [on time] and fixing bugs has traditionally been

February 18, 2019

How to OKR: Why objective should be qualitative?

I’ve just had a conversation with a fellow agile enthusiast and a question popped up. Namely, is “Increase new sales by 50%” a good objective? The theory or best practices say that objective should be qualitative (no numbers), and key results should be quantitative (numbers). I also happen to think that in practice this works

December 22, 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

When timing matters: Time framed KRs

Sometimes just setting a goal and metrics, an objective and key results it’s not enough. Sometimes timing matters – especially if your OKRs implementation is flavored with a pinch of project management. So, here come the “Time framed KRs”.

January 16, 2017