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

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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.

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

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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.

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Unlocking How Google Sets OKRs

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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

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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.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.

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

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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.

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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OKR Framework, A Summary Of What You Need To Know

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

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Why Use OKRs? Here’s why …

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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).


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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Get Better User Insights With Wasteless Validation

Speaker: Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant

Product teams tend to get ahead of themselves by rushing from idea straight to building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). How can a product manager slow their team down and prevent them from wasting valuable resources? Join Tim Herbig, Product Management Coach and Consultant, as he introduces a new way of understanding MVPs and explores how you can approach validation without wasting the resources of your development team.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.


How User Acceptance Testing Can Save You Time and Money

Speaker: J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services, Seamgen

Before a new product or feature goes into development, you have to gauge whether it will be a worthwhile investment. But what’s the best way to do so - and how can you get honest insights from your end users? Join J.B. Siegel, VP of Client Services at Seamgen, as he explores how to use wireframes and clickable prototypes to validate your product. He’ll discuss how user testing allows you to really understand your users - and how to use the insights to inform your product strategy.

Do you really need to have Sprint Goal?

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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.


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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Communities of Practice Rules To Improve Your Company Knowledge Capital

Luis Goncalves

So you’ve heard about Communities of Practice? If not check read “ Communities Of Practice “! It’s just the most natural way to harness the inner genius of your team.

Find Out What Makes Communities of Practice Successful

Luis Goncalves

You’re probably sold on the idea of having Communities of Practice in your company. There’s just so much to it that you couldn’t pass the chance of assimilating this framework into your company culture. In this blog post we will explain what makes communities of practice successful.

How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

5 Major Product Development Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

Luis Goncalves

Executives like you are worried about the major mistakes their companies make that stop them from becoming market leaders in digital era and attaining the growth level they want. LEAN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT GUIDE.

Seven OKR Best Practices to Guide Your Team

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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

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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

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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.

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

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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Objective and Key Results: A Tool To Engage Your Employees

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Objective and Key Results: How to engage your employees to commit to the company goals. It is a real challenge to keep everyone in your team concurrent, especially if you don´t keep your team members engaged with the vision of your company.

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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.

How to Properly Conduct OKR Evaluation to Keep Your Team Aligned

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How to Conduct OKR Evaluation to Keep Your Team Aligned. OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a recent leadership base that helps organisations set, communicate, and measure their goals.

The Six Principles of Persuasion

Speaker: Michael Carducci, CTO, Mago:Tech

As senior tech leaders, we often fall prey to thinking that a “good idea” and logical case is sufficient to get the desired response and result. We might be trying to get our CEO on-board with investment in a new technology or a rearchitecture effort, or we might want culture or process changes by our team. Our “good idea” is simply the beginning. An idea must be communicated; a case must be made; and ultimately other people must be persuaded to get onboard. Michael Carducci brings a fascinating background to this webinar. He’s a technologist and regularly works to help senior leaders improve their results. He’s also a professional mentalist and has been a student of psychology, human behavior and the principles of influence for nearly two decades.