The OKRs Blog... by Ben Lamorte

This blog is a resource for anyone using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) or considering using OKRs to make measurable progress on their most important goals at work. Given my background in software, driver-based planning, and financial modeling, I may add a post related to these topics from time to time as well.

OKRs Library
OKRs Library Preview

I just got some “constructive feedback” from my last OKRs workshop. Even if you didn’t attend Goal Summit 2017 in…

China
OKRs in China

I finally went to China. Though I’ve had dozens of conversations with Chinese professionals, this was my first trip to…

OKRs Scoring
OKRs Scoring: A Brief History

Your approach to scoring Key Results is one of your most important deployment parameters. My recommended scoring system is the coolest…

Agile and OKRs
Felipe Castro: The Intersection of OKRs and Agile
Felipe Castro and I have discussed OKRs for hours over the phone. In early 2016, we first met in person at my childhoold home in San Anselmo, Califorrnia. Given that Felipe is from Brazil and my parents lived in Brazil back when they were in the Peace Corps, we all got together and shared a good meal and some stories. While I won't share the stories in this post, I'm pleased to share highlights from my recent discussions with Felipe on the intersection of Agile and OKRs.
OKRs Hipages. How many OKRs to set and at what level?
Hipages: How many OKRs? Individual level?
I’ve had dozens of conversations with users of OKRs from the land down under. However, my current project with the team at *Hipages,represents my first opportunity to work with an organization that is fairly mature in their use of OKRs in Australia. Hipages has used OKRs for well over a year and they've adjusted and refined their approach to OKRs several times. Though they can be painful at times, these iterations reflect an essential skill for any organization seeking to deploy OKRs. This skill is Hipages’ leadership culture of continuous, reflective learning that enables them to quickly refine and shape their OKRs model to best work for their organization.