Adding OKRs to agile: passing fashion or lasting benefit? - Allan Kelly - Software Cornwall

Course Details




Location: Online
Times: 14:00 to 15:00
Full Price: £75 +vat

Course Content

Increasingly companies are adding the *Objectives and Key Results* management system used by Intel and Google to agile teams. Even the controversial SAFe method now includes OKRs. 

On first inspection OKRs can look a lot like a reversal of agile: an attempt to restore command-and-control and crack the “work harder whip” again. But OKRs can be a very good fit for agile teams.

Rather than reimposing command-and-control OKRs can enhance team autonomy and help distribute authority. OKRs can help address the middle planning horizon problem, tame run-away backlogs and highlight outcomes over outputs. In fact, OKRs might be considered “test first management”.

In this talk Allan Kelly will outline what OKRs are and describe how to use them to enhance agile principles and practices.

Key points:
– How to use OKRs to enhance team autonomy
– How to integrate the OKR cycle with Sprints
– How to manage the backlog when using OKRs
Please note these sessions are only available to Software Cornwall members and any bookings by non-members will be cancelled.

European Social Fund

The European Social Fund is partially funding Software Cornwall to run this training project to provide development training for employees within the software industry. As a Software Cornwall member you will be receiving a discount to this course by email. This course is only available to those from the UK or EU. To participate in the training certain personal information will be required from attendants as proof of employment and eligibility to attend. This information is for the purposes of ensuring that the training will go to the correct participants. You will also be required to complete an evaluation form after the training as part of the attendance.

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