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How to involve the whole team in setting quarterly objectives (OKRs)?

Context I'm a scrum master in a small (15 FTEs) organization that's about one year into a slow agile transformation. So far the shift towards agile has been limited to the Development team, but the ...
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How to set quarterly goals for an unknown amount of work?

My team is working on improving performance for our web application. We have a general idea that we want to: Lower the number of "bad" API calls by focusing on driving down the number of requests ...
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Scrum: is it ok to make developer responsible for one of sprint goals?

Currently in our project the situation is that we can have several goals. And it works fine for us to make a team member responsible for acheiving a particular goal. But recently I tried to pass "...
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Indicator of achievements for performance goals

This is the first time I've been asked to give any "indication of achievement" following the (S.M.A.R.T. methodology) with predefined goals. Below are the predefined goals: Ensure a Secure Platform ...
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What KPI's or OKR's do you use for individual software engineers?

As a company, we're trying to push more quarterly OKR's into the individual level. We've had success with quarterly goals at the team level (IE code coverage, # of successful releases, up time, % ...
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Are story points achieved a good individual quarterly goal?

Our company is starting to set quarterly goals at a more individual level. For many engineers on the team, these goals will include product impact, automation and code coverage, new responsibilities, ...
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How to grade OKRs (using the OKR system)? [closed]

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are a popular system for setting and sharing goals in companies as a whole as well as for individual projects/teams and their members. There are many tutorials on ...
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Project Objectives vs Stakeholder Needs

In requirements gathering I've learnt to outline the objectives for the project as well as identify stakeholders and the stakeholder needs (along with the users needs, which is off-topic for this ...
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Setting a sprint goal when the sprint contains multiple products' stories

How do you best define a sprint goal, when the sprint's stories range across a wide number of different products? Background: our scrum team's sprint contains stories that belong to a number of our ...
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How to keep track of all the goals of a large project?

I have a very large library project in-progress involving French linguistics - (it will be) multi-faceted to work with the many aspects of language, including algorithmic inflections/conjugations, ...
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How do I elicit measurable business objectives in the real world?

A very common theme in project management/software engineering resources is that goals should be SMART. This question is targeted to the "M" in SMART: Measurable. The examples commonly found in ...
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High quality standards and efficiency as a vision

In my former question I've asked about visions for a team with multiple projects. My boss suggested that we should aim "working toward to high quality standards and efficiency" (or something related/...
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Vision for a team with multiple projects

Steve McConnell mentions in his Rapid Development book that a team needs a shared, elevating vision or goal to be a real team not just a group of people. What could be the vision when there are ...
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How to manage different detail levels in a project plan to be presented to different audiences?

In any given project, a variety of detail levels are needed: executive summary technical summary delivery team summary delivery details How can these different levels of detail be contained and ...
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What SMART goals can I set for myself as a new Scrum Master?

I'm transitioning from a Project Manager to a Scrum Master, and I need to come up with some examples of SMART goals for the new role. The goals are for my Annual Performance Reviews where I will be ...
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Setting stretch goals for a project manager

Our organization is changing their performance management system to be link to compensation. Right, wrong or indifferent, "exceeds" will be defined as the "goals" for the next year. We are looking for ...
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Growth of Project Manager in Software Development

I am a newbie in PM role right now and would like to know that what are the various levels of growth? I am 25 in age and 2 months veteran in PM role. What would be my goal in next 2 years? When ...
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How to define a project strategy?

My boss has asked to be project manager. I am not afraid of the challenge expect that. I don't know where to start. We have a legacy server where a couple of apps and a lot of code is hosted. The ...
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Online Goal Manager

I'm looking for a website that offers free goal management for simple tasks, in the shape of a to-do list. Something that can handle simple tasks with an option to "check" it and automatically archive ...
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Dealing with a Programme Manager whose priorities differ from those of the Project Manager

I am a contract PM, managing a small project within a much larger programme. My project is highly dependent on corporate decisions that come to me via the in-house Programme Manager. Unfortunately, ...
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What makes SMART-goals useful?

Often is recommended to have your goals SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound). Is this recommendation a good one? Why I should use SMART-goals? What is the benefit of them?...