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Here is a study on the effects of standardization: Process Standardization, Task Variability, and Internal Performance in IT and Business Services Outsourcing They found that, in non-variable tasks, standardization improved performance quickly after the standard was implemented. In variable tasks, performance degradation was experienced after standardization;...


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TL;DR OKRs are linked to Agile only in so much that the companies that pioneered and promoted the OKR model also adopted significant portions of the Agile Manifesto and the frameworks we consider Agile. However, OKRs are not linked to Agile in any meaningful way. Which means, they can work fantastically well in an Agile environment or go spectacularly wrong....


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I believe that objectives can work well with agile development if they are aligned with agile values. For example: Responding to change over following a plan - objective is to reduce lead time Working software over comprehensive documentation - frequency of value releases Individuals and interactions over process and tools - demonstrating collaboration, ...


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Great question! I have read Doerr's book only partially so far - and a couple of other articles. From that, what I have understood is that Key Results cannot be tasks or projects themselves. Even if there's a one-to-one correspondence between a Key Result and what must be done (the task or tasks) to achieve that result, they are separate and distinct. So,...


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