Luis Goncalves

How to Fully Maximise the OKR Benefits for Your Company

Luis Goncalves

Maybe you’ve heard about OKR in an executives-only grapevine. You heard other guys saying they’re having lesser headaches with their teams. Maybe you heard that everyone in Company A is breaking their performance score after many years of stalling the company’s growth. The culprit behind, OKRs.

How OKR Works: A Beginner’s Guide

Luis Goncalves

How OKR works? OKR is a phenomenal goal setting framework that many companies swear by. It’s easy and simple. Very straightforward and is results-driven. Google, Intel, Amazon, Spotify and many other leading brands have been using it for many years.

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Five OKR Disadvantages that May Affect the Way You Set Your OKR

Luis Goncalves

OKR, a goal-setting methodology that was first used by Intel and Google, has become widely popular in the world of business.


The Basic Tenets of Objective and Key Results Implementation

Luis Goncalves

Objective and Key Results Implementation – to be able to effectively implement Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), it is important to understand how this whole process starts.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Unlocking How Google Sets OKRs

Luis Goncalves

For years, Google has made headlines for being a key leader in so many things – innovation, revenues, growth and expansion, people management, and leadership.

OKR History for the Leadership and Management Nerds

Luis Goncalves

If you landed on this page, you have my respect for researching a topic that only gets researched by management nerds Kidding aside, it’s also great to know about OKR history and the framework has evolved to what it is today so you will have full understanding of the rationale behind its final form.

Are You Doing Backlog Grooming? Here’s why You Should Do it

Luis Goncalves

What do you do when you notice that you have a lot of items or user stories in your product backlog and some of them are no longer relevant or necessary? Simple. You do some grooming or cleaning up. The best thing about the Scrum methodology is that it is very adaptive to change.


Time to Market: How your Company Can Keep Launching New Products and Features Ahead of Your Competition

Luis Goncalves

Time to Market: How your Company Can Keep Launching New Products and Features Ahead of Your Competition. Companies like Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft have proven that innovation is the key to greatness. That’s why most businesses put a significant premium on it. However, just coming out with innovative products or new features is not enough. Companies also have to make sure their products and services reach the market in time.

Design Thinking: Understanding the Method Behind the Idea

Luis Goncalves

In a 2014 assessment handled by the Design Management Institute , the performance of design-led corporations like Apple, Nike, and Procter & Gamble exceeded that of the S&P 500 for the past decade by as much as 219%. Now many organizations want to learn design-based thinking – a distinct way that designers come up with solutions to problems. When people are faced with a problem, their initial reaction is that they have to solve it.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

OKRs: The Ultimate Guide That Explains Everything You Need To Know

Luis Goncalves

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a recent leadership foundation that helps organisations set, communicate, and measure their goals. Primary function of OKRs is to connect an individual´s personal objectives with the team and the company in a hierarchical way.

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How Many Objectives Should Your Company Have to Become Efficient?

Luis Goncalves

How Many Objectives Should Your Company Have to Become Efficient? Companies like Google, Intel and LinkedIn have many things in common. They are all tech giants. They make billions of revenues each year. They are known all over the world.

Understanding the OKR Basics to Fully Unleash Your Company’s Potential

Luis Goncalves

Understanding the OKR Basics. In his new book entitled Measure What Matters , American Investor and venture capitalist John Doerr talks about how focusing on the objectives and key results (OKR) can significantly boost the performance of any team. Doerr studied electrical engineering.

OKR Framework, A Summary Of What You Need To Know

Luis Goncalves

OKR Framework. Objectives and Key Results (OKR) is a popular goal setting framework that helps organisations implement a solid strategy.

5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Homegrown Analytics

If you built your analytics in house, chances are your basic features are no longer enough for your end users. Is it time to move on to a more robust analytics solution with more advanced capabilities? Follow this free guide for tips on making the build to buy transition.

Why Use OKRs? Here’s why …

Luis Goncalves

Why use OKRs? There are many different ways to approach goal setting. However, very few are as effective and impactful than Objective and Key Results (OKRs).


How Communities of Practice Help Companies Have Learning and Growth-Driven Employees

Luis Goncalves

How Communities of Practice Help Companies Have Learning and Growth-Driven Employees. If your building a company that has a ‘culture of sharing’ where people regardless of their roles and tenure are willing to help one another; value learning as an inevitable tool to growth and success; and have the attitude of ‘making each other better’; you are undoubtedly building the right culture of your company.

Which Companies Use OKR? Take A Look At These Successful Companies

Luis Goncalves

Which companies use OKR? When it comes to OKRs , the name Google is almost inseparable. Well, that’s because they are one of the pioneering companies that adopted OKR. OKR at Google. When John Doerr worked at Google, he brought the concept which originated from Intel to the company.

Google Sprint Overview: How to Deploy Innovative Solutions in Five Days

Luis Goncalves

Many leaders and business owners are looking for effective ways on how to cut lead time and make the most out of their human resource to deploy innovative undertakings for their company. Usually, team huddles focus on discussing “big” ideas that rarely reach the end user and customers. More often than not, this type of “meeting and brainstorming session” leads the project stakeholders more confused than they were when they entered the boardroom.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

How to Calculate Cost of Delay So You Know Where You’re Losing Money

Luis Goncalves

Deciding which project should be given top priority is a dilemma that business owners and managers face regularly. For instance, would it serve the company better if it focuses on a $1 million, a three-month-long project first or push through with the smaller project that would cost $20,000 but with a two-week deadline? Sadly, making a concrete decision isn’t easy and often entails blurry visualisations using project management tools that don’t really tell you anything.

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What’s Epic, User Story and Task in Scrum Work Hierarchy

Luis Goncalves

The moment you start using Scrum, you will encounter a lot of technical terms that you have to be familiar with. But that’s fine.


Do you really need to have Sprint Goal?

Luis Goncalves

At the end of every sprint is a goal that the Scrum team looks forward to achieving. After all, it’s what all the hard work, effort, time and commitment are for. As a rule of thumb, teams should work on a single goal at a time to ensure that everyone is focused and moves in the same direction.


OKRs Examples to Help Your Company Set Effective Goals

Luis Goncalves

It’s not enough that you have goals for your company. If your numbers are not moving the graphs up, clearly it’s either you’re targeting the wrong goals or the way you set goals isn’t helping you to go the right direction.

3 Challenges of Building Complex Dashboards with Open Source Components

Speaker: Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal, LeanStudio

Many product teams use charting components and open source code libraries to get dashboards and reporting functionality quickly. But what happens when you have a growing user base and additional feature requests? Watch this webinar with Ryan MacCarrigan, Founding Principal of Lean Studio, to learn about key considerations for launching your next analytics project.

Objective and Key Results Examples to Help Your Company Set Effective Goals

Luis Goncalves

Objective and Key Results Examples. It’s not enough that you have goals for your company. If your numbers are not moving the graphs up, clearly it’s either you’re targeting the wrong goals or the way you set goals isn’t helping you to go the right direction. The way companies sets goal matters.

OKR Cheat Sheet: Guidelines, Tools, and Vital Frameworks

Luis Goncalves

OKR Cheat Sheet. One of the most widely acclaimed goal-setting methodologies used today is Objective and Key Results (OKR). You probably have heard of it many times, and already got a clear understanding of what it’s like and how it can benefit your company.

How to Set OKR: A Quick Guide

Luis Goncalves

Do you wish to adopt OKRs the way Google does it? Do you want to be successful like them in implementing processes and empowering your team ? If yes, feel free to read on. Whenever they set objectives, Google usually starts with their organisational OKRs.

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Why transparency and strong vision are crucial to run a company

Luis Goncalves

When I started blogging 7 years ago, my main idea was to share my experience with the agile community. I wanted to share my learnings so others would not waste time doing the same mistakes. After several years, my target audience changed and nowadays I write mainly for executives and entrepreneurs, but the idea is still the same: educating people and sharing my experience and learning so they do not do the same mistakes I did. This week I want to share something with all of you.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Communities of Practice Measurement: Focusing on the Right Metrics to Grow Your Company’s Knowledge Capital

Luis Goncalves

Making Sense of Your Company’s Knowledge Capital – Communities of Practice Measurement. Several factors affect the growth of a business or an organisation such as; the economic conditions in a country, changes in government policies, changes in the industry factors, and the competence of the team. In most cases, it’s virtually impossible to control the first three factors. These are external factors that are affected by the local and international community.

Seven OKR Best Practices to Guide Your Team

Luis Goncalves

OKR (Objective and Key Result) is a promising framework for keeping your team aligned with the long term vision and mission of your company.

How OKR at Google Works and Approach You Can Learn From Them

Luis Goncalves

Google is probably the largest (and richest) multinational technology company in the world today. Everybody knows Google and the name has been part of many people’s daily lives.

OKR Guidelines: How to Set and Reach Your Goals

Luis Goncalves

OKR Guidelines. First introduced in the mid-1980s, OKRs is a goal-setting methodology is still being used today by many companies, including Google and Intel. It was developed by Andy Grove of Intel and Gary Kennedy of Oracle.

Build vs Buy: 10 Hidden Costs of Building Analytics with UI Components

Many teams, as a logical first step, choose to build their own analytics with the help of UI components. But eventually you’ll find that doing it yourself and at scale has hidden costs. Consider these 10 factors when deciding whether you should build analytics features with UI components.

Agile Portfolio Management Definition: How To Run Your Company at Its Fullest Potential

Luis Goncalves

It’s interesting that a lot of IT projects are considered as failures even though the development teams were able to submit the output on time and within budget. As it turns out, these projects were not considered as successes since they didn’t meet the demands or standards of the stakeholders. There was also minimal coordination between the project team and the investors.

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