This month we are going to talk OKR's. What are they, how they do work, why are they a good idea to implement, what do you need to do to be successful, how to persist, and we may just get to the meaning of life by the end.
With a group of folk:
- Andrew Knibbe, Head of Product - Direct Hirer at Seek - has over 10 years of product management experience - cutting his product teeth in the early days alongside the ThoughtWorks team at Sensis followed by stints at Carsales and Flippa before moving to SEEK where he has had Head of Product roles across both the Consumer and Business side of the employment marketplace. He doesn't miss the chevrons-on-a-page days of product roadmaps and remains excited about what OKRs can mean for product teams (and customers!).
- Wayne Allan, Technical Product Manager, REA - A muso turned software engineer turned product manager, I love creating things people love! Currently solving problems at realestate.com.au
- Brad Dunn is the Co-founder and Product Director at OHNO in Melbourne. Before that, he was the executive for Product & Customer Experience at Geo. For 7 years, Brad was the CEO of Nazori, a mobile product development business, where they worked with clients in 12 countries around the world including Samsung, Airbnb and Aesop.
If you've got key questions about OKR's post them here, and we will try and get them covered in the presentations or during the Q&A. We will open up Slido to help also facilitate the conversation.
Some pre-reading if you are so inclined: https://www.oreilly.com/business/free/files/introduction-to-okrs.pdf
Thanks to the wonderful folk at Medibank for being our hosts this month.