OKRs: So simple! So then why isn’t everyone using them?
OKRs are supposed to be clear, simple & constructive – yet they’re often just unhelpful or frustrating. Kim offers expert advice for getting back on track. Read more »
How Real Product Teams Make OKRs work: Extended Report
The popular Objectives and Key Results framework (OKRs) can be a powerful tool, provided it’s understood and used correctly. With this in mind, we recently undertook a survey to understand how companies are using OKRs in the wild. Our survey was run in collaboration with Timm Richter, CEO of NEO Culture and former chief product officer at Read more »
How Real Companies Make OKRs work: Mind the Product and Neo Culture Investigate
Like all tools, OKRs can be powerful if they’re understood and used correctly and so, in an attempt to help you get the most from the process and to better understand the benefits, effects, and challenges of OKRs, we’ve decided to investigate. In collaboration with NEO Culture, Mind the Product is conducting a short survey, Read more »
How to Write OKRs That Don't Suck by Adrian Howard
Consultant, coach and trainer Adrian Howard has, over the years, seen many organisations attempt to implement Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), generally in response to a sense that “everything is wrong” and with a hopeful attitude of “these seem simple and clear”. In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, he explains how to write OKRS that, Read more »
Conversations, Conflict and Leadership - Roman Pichler on The Product Experience
Throughout their careers, whatever question either Lily or Randy has had, Roman Pichler’s probably had some great advice on the topic! A longtime consultant, author and teacher, we grabbed him for a chat focusing on some of the lessons contained in his fourth book, How to Lead in Product Management. Quote of the Episode A Read more »
How Lessons From Wargames can Help you Ship Products and Build Strong Teams
We all know that product is hard, so here are some themes from a very playful activity that will help you get better at it. Shipping products is rough, full of false starts, lousy execution, and a lack of will to kill products quickly. But a bad strategy creates a state of false hope, and Read more »
What would you do as a Product Manager on Google+?
My real gripe with the Product Vision behind Google+ is… it doesn’t appear to have one. Forget the criticisms of Google+ tactics – instead let’s take a look at their strategy and get constructive. In order to make this worthwhile, we first have to reverse engineer what the goal of Google+ might be. I don’t Read more »