OKRs: The Complete course for better planning & goal-setting
What you'll learn
- Learn about goal setting and planning fundamentals
- Learn to write powerful Objectives and Key Results
- Understand OKR framework in great detail with the help of a LOT of REAL WORLD examples
- Learn about how OKRs work at different level in an organization and how to achieve alignment using OKRs
- Dive in deeper to OKR concepts through numerous QUIZZES, downloadable “CHEAT NOTES” and multiple CASE STUDIES
- Learn about the art and science of scoring OKRs
- Get a DOWNLOADABLE TEMPLATE that you can readily use to practice OKR framework for your own goal setting/planning endeavors
- Learn about common mistakes that people make while working with OKRs and how to avoid them
- Understand about managing teams through OKRs
- No previous experience with OKRs needed.
- Some experience with goal setting and planning is helpful, but, it is not required.
- You can get the best out of this course if you try to relate learnings/concepts from this course to your own organizational or individual context.
OKR framework is one of the most popular goal-setting and planning frameworks put in use across some of the most iconic companies of recent times (eg - Google, Facebook, Amazon, Intel, Dropbox, Adobe, etc)
It is a solid, precise and very powerful tool to bring in-depth and sharpness in your goal-setting process. It also helps teams to get focussed to drive their goals forward in an efficient way.
One can even use the OKR framework for their own personal goal setting. Individuals in both professional and personal settings have benefitted from the attributes of this tool.
This course is designed for people of all seniorities and experience levels. As a part of this journey, we will cover everything from OKR basics to advanced concepts and case studies.
What will you learn
What’s the history and background of OKRs and goal-setting frameworks in general
What are OKRs and what’s their anatomy?
What’s the value that each component of an OKR framework adds? How?
How to write powerful Objectives and Key results for every context (organization level, individual level or team level)?
What’s the difference between OKRs and KPIs and how do they interact with each other?
What are the best practices when working with OKRs?
What mistakes should you avoid in OKR implementation?
How to score OKRs? How scoring can differ at the beginning, mid and end of the quarter?
How OKRs work in an organization?
How do OKRs relate to other broad organizational planning tools like Mission, Vision, Strategy, Roadmap?
How should you align OKRs in an organization?
How to manage with OKRs?
What's an OKR retrospective and what’s the best way to run it?
What will you get
Key concepts and lessons about the OKR framework and goal setting
A tonne of REAL WORLD examples
CHEAT NOTES - articles that summarize key concepts of OKR framework
Multiple case studies reflecting real problems faced by OKR practitioners
Assignments and quizzes to solidify your learning
Lifelong access to lessons and updates (I tend to update my courses from time to time!)
Who this course is for:
- For leaders and managers who want to drive their organizational goals forward
- For individuals who want to set and monitor their own personal goals
- OKRs can be used by CXOs, Marketers, Managers, Product Managers, Engineers and literally any individual who wants to set goals and pace himself/herself towards those goals.
- Anyone who is involved in creating, consuming or acting upon goals.
I am a Computer Science grad, but, later on, I moved on to Product Management as I enjoyed working on ambitious products from conception to fruition. I like to position myself as "a Product Management professional with a flair for tech, data, and entrepreneurship".
I have had stints in South East Asia and Europe in some of the largest internet companies in these regions. Highlights of my product management experience -
- Product Manager at Rocket Internet's fashion e-commerce company - Zalora (Singapore). Go-to online fashion destination in South East Asia. We catered to 8 countries and >5 million customers. I worked on their delivery/fulfillment products
- Product Manager at South East Asia's largest ride-hailing app - Grab (Singapore). An Uber competitor that bought out Uber's SEA entity. Grab has more than 20 million downloads. I worked on some cutting edge features for their app.
- Product Specialist at Zalando SE (Berlin). It is one of the largest internet companies out of Europe. Their userbase is more than 15 million and annual revenue is upwards of 3 billion Euros.
- Senior Product Manager at Wayfair (Berlin) - I worked on tech products that catered to global markets (viz. USA, Canada, Europe). It's a USD 7 billion run rate company with >30% annual growth rate
By virtue of being at these extraordinary places, I got an opportunity to work with dense datasets (>10-15 million customers) to identify opportunities and apply some of the best Product Management practices to churn out high quality, scalable tech products. Also, I got a chance to roll out products to all major internet markets - USA, Canada, Europe, India, China, South East Asia.