OKR & Agile - Making the best out of both

Many companies have transformed to Agile from waterfall model in the Past. Recently many organisations are struggling to migrate to OKR (Objectives and Key Results) from Agile. When used correctly, OKR and Agile are a powerful combination. They can create Value-driven teams and transform how organizations work.

Studies have shown that committing to a goal can help improve employee performance. But more specifically, research reveals that setting challenging and specific goals can further enhance employee engagement in attaining those goals. Google often uses OKRs to try to set ambitious goals and track progress.

OKR is a goal setting framework and has two components, the Objective (What we want to achieve) and a set of Key Results (How do we know if we are getting there): The main objective of OKR is to create alignment in the organization.

In waterfall model also we set goals, but it is more of a project Goal /Static Goal. In OKR Modal, High-level goals for the company are set annually and Detailed incremental goals for the teams and individuals set at shorter goal cycles (iterations) that usually last a quarter.

In this session we will talk about the key benefits of Agile and OKR and how we can make best use of both.

OKR for this session


  • Enlighten the attendees about the powerful combination of Agile & OKR

Key Results

  • Key Benefits OKR
  • How to use Agile & OKR as a combination
  • Get started with setting OKR for some typical scenarios

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Key Benefits of OKR
  • How to use Agile & OKR as a combination
  • Get started with setting OKR for some typical scenarios

Learning Outcome

  • Participants will be able to adapt OKR in their Agile organizations to effectively set Goals and deliver Key Results.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Leads, Senior Team Members, Managers

Prerequisites for Attendees

- Basic knowledge of Agile

- An open mindset to learn new things

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