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Tag: Objectives and Key Results

OKRs for product teams: how to use them properly

Francisco Homem de Mello

The Creamery, where we held 20 OKR coaching sessions for YC startups.

This is the first article on a series about the most common problems startups face when implementing OKRs. This first one talks about the challenges in using OKRs to run product teams. Stay tuned for others as we release them! A couple of months ago, I spent two days at The Creamery, in San Francisco, [...]

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What are OKRs: Objectives and Key Results

Francisco Homem de Mello

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“OKRs” stands for Objectives and Key Results. OKRs are a tool for guiding and executing the strategy of the organization. They happen through the deployment of business Objectives throughout individuals and teams. In some respects, they follow the same logic as traditional goals, based on the Balanced Scorecard, Hoshin Kanri, or Management by Objectives, but they [...]

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OKRs: let’s ditch those terrible metaphors

Francisco Homem de Mello

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After years of studying OKRs, I can say that 99% of the content available out there does more harm than good for those who want to learn how to use OKRs to drive organizational performance. These people are clearly well-intentioned and did a great job popularizing Objectives and Key-Results. But the examples given leave more [...]

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