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OKRs at Google
>> Important note: To be able to arrange your venue access at Google we need to have full names to pre-arrange your badges. Please update your profile with your full name (first name, last name). Sadly, we'll have to reject all RSVPs with incomplete names. Thanks for your understanding. We are happy to have Matthias Marschall and Marianna Semenova from Google joining us on April 10 to share their thoughts on OKRs and how they are used at Google. Looking forward to it: "This talk is about OKRs - Objectives and Key Results - as a goal setting and tracking approach which helps to connect company, team, and personal objectives to measurable results, making people move together in the right direction. OKR methodology allows teams to make sure that everyone knows what they are doing and why which leads to better results and more successful business, teams, employees. We will talk about benefits of OKRs, how to get started with OKRs, how to structure OKRs to make them achievable and will give some useful tips and advice. We will introduce OKRs as a planning tool and share our experience of using it at Google." Speaker Bios: Speaker 1: Matthias Marschall, Engineering Director at Google Matthias is the Engineering Director for Corporate Engineering in Munich. His teams provide a variety of tools to every Googler ranging from intranet search to business travel to a globally distributed file system. Prior to Google, Matthias was Managing Director and CTO of Stylight (acquired by ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE), co-CEO/CTO of and CTO of (acquired by ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE). In the early days of his career he built a collaboration platform for the real estate and construction industry at conject (acquired by Aconex). He authored two books on agile software development and infrastructure automation and taught a master's level course at the University of Augsburg about agile methodologies for eight years. Matthias has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Munich University of Applied Sciences. Speaker 2: Marianna Semenova, PgM at Google As a program manager at Google, Marianna facilitates project-related communications to team members, leaders and other stakeholders. She balances multiple objectives and collaborates with product managers, designers and engineering teams to plan projects, define milestones, assess risks, and help projects meet deadlines. Before joining Google, Marianna held a COO position at Ukraine, and was in charge of operations management, responsible for development, implementation, maintenance and improvement of the processes to ensure effective and smooth company operations. Marianna earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a master's degree in Intellectual Property from the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” in Kharkiv.

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"Agile Munich" is formed as a community of practice for all agile practitioners to meet, exchange experiences, evangelise, learn, and network. As such, it's also a local user group endorsed by Scrum Alliance and registered with Agile Alliance.

Whether you are an agile coach or an agile enthusiast exploring how to introduce formal agile practices into your organisation, or simply interested to learn about Scrum or other agile methodologies we'd like to encourage you to join the community.

The group covers all agile methodologies, in particular Scrum, Kanban, and Lean, as well as Agile Engineering practices such as XP and DevOps and agile scaling frameworks such as SAFe and LeSS. We focus on application of agile practices in Software development, but from time to time we will also try to review emergent agile applications in other industries such as manufacturing, management, etc.

We aim to meet up regularly in Munich. For each meetup we'll have a pre-determined theme by one or two presenters followed by a discussion and networking (along with a few social drinks!). We'll try to diversify the topics addressing both advanced themes as well as a track to introduce more fundamental topics. The official language of the group is English.

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