OKR e-Academy

Learn to implement, apply and optimise OKRs.
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WHY OUR COURSES AND LEARNING PROGRAMS?

We are specialized 100% on OKRs since 2013

We are practitioners, no consultants delivering a lean and pragmatic approach

You get real examples, experiences and options to adopt OKRs to your culture and the way you work.

It’s super practicable and applicable for all types of businesses, industries and cultures

Our aim is to internalise know-how as fast as possible on your side

You set your own pace – your weekly or monthly time-invest is totally up for you to decide

Courses for your needs

1.

start with OKRs

2.

improve and fix …

3.

becoming an expert

Choose from 6 Courses

OKR BASICS

FREE OKR BASICS

20 min

Learning Outcomes:

Included in BASICS:

  • OKR history
  • differences to other frameworks
  • what OKRs are not
  • definition of OKRs
  • basic examples
  • agile strategy execution
  • OKR benefits for employees, managers, CEO
  • Who we are
  • OKR History: how it all started
  • How do OKRs drive innovation
  • Differences with other management frameworks
  • What OKRs are not?
  • What is an OKR
  • How to write OKRs
  • Understand the types of OKRs and how to evaluate them
  • What does agile strategy execution look like
  • Top 5 reasons why OKRs don’t work or add any value and how to avoid them
  • FAQ: Can we use OKRs alongside other frameworks?
  • FAQ: What is the purpose of OKRs?
  • FAQ: How do OKRs benefit a CEO?
  • FAQ: How do OKRs benefit a manager?
  • FAQ: How do OKRs benefit employees?

START

SET UP AND START OKRs

1h 45mins + downloads

Learning Outcomes:

Everything in BASICS, plus:

  • Vision & Strategy pyramid
  • OKRs & Business as Usual (BAU)
  • Product Roadmaps and OKRs
  • Performance Management & OKRs
  • KPIs and OKRs
  • Readyness check for OKRs
  • OKR writing school incl. excercises, examples
  • horizontal and vertical alignment
  • process flow of an OKR cycle
  • what's happening when during the first cycles
  • integrate OKRs in meetings
  • how to end a quarter
  • Tips, Tricks & FAQs
  • OKR template
  • Who we are
  • Tips and tricks before we start
  • OKR History: how it all started
  • How OKRs relate to performance management, compensation & bonus
  • Differences with other management frameworks
  • Where do OKRs fit in with strategy
  • How do product roadmaps relate to quarterly OKRs
  • What’s the difference between KPIs and OKRs
  • What OKRs are not?
  • Deep dive: How to distinguish between OKRs and Business As Usual (BAU)
  • What’s different for business with OKRs
  • What do we do if we are not ready to roll out OKRs
  • What is an OKR
  • How to write OKRs
  • Understand the types of OKRs and how to evaluate them
  • How to go from outputs into outcomes
  • Quiz: Key Result or Activity?
  • Creating Key Results with opposite metrics
  • How to write OKRs backwards
  • Practice: Writing OKRs with us: Part I
  • Homework: Writing OKRs backwards
  • Download: Quality check flowcharts
  • Move your metrics to the front
  • How to write meaningful Objectives
  • Download department specific OKR examples
  • Practice: Identifying room for improvement
  • What does agile strategy execution look like
  • Who needs OKRs
  • Steps to manage the OKRs cycle (beginner version)
  • What is vertical and horizontal alignment
  • How to use the OKR template + Download template
  • How to use confidence levels
  • Setting the right expectations for OKRs
  • How to use the mid-cycle point to build focus
  • How to use OKR scores for quality and focus
  • How to use OKR printouts
  • Steps to close the quarter effectively
  • Top 5 reasons why OKRs don’t work or add any value and how to avoid them
  • How do product teams use OKRs
  • FAQ section with 14 prominent questions and challenges

EXPERT

OKR EXPERT PROGRAM

4h 30 mins + downloads

Learning Outcomes:

Everything in START, plus:

  • OKR expert certificate
  • workshop blueprints to run exec OKR sessions, OKR definition/ alignment sessions, retros
  • templates for whiteboards
  • detailed steps to execute OKRs during the cycle
  • additional excercises & practicing
  • setting your OKR parameters
  • detailed process flow of an OKR cycle (beginner and expert version)
  • roles & responsibilities of an OKR Champion and other OKR stakeholders
  • full access to expert tips & FAQs
  • how to coach others to write better OKRs
  • OKR software tool deepdive
  • Who we are
  • What to expect in this course
  • Tips and tricks before we start
  • Why OKRs
  • OKR History: how it all started
  • How do OKRs drive innovation
  • How OKRs relate to performance management, compensation & bonus
  • Differences with other management frameworks
  • How to know if your team understands the strategy
  • Where do OKRs fit in with strategy
  • How do product roadmaps relate to quarterly OKRs
  • What’s the difference between KPIs and OKRs
  • What OKRs are not?
  • Deep dive: How to distinguish between OKRs and Business As Usual (BAU)
  • What’s different for business with OKRs
  • What do we do if we are not ready to roll out OKRs
  • Key takeaways: Why OKRs?
  • What to expect on this section
  • What is an OKR
  • How to write OKRs
  • Understand the types of OKRs and how to evaluate them
  • How to go from outputs into outcomes
  • How to evaluate progress with metrics and binary results
  • Quiz: Key Result or Activity?
  • Creating Key Results with opposite metrics
  • How to write OKRs backwards
  • Practice: Writing OKRs with us: Part I
  • Practice: Writing OKRs with us: Part II
  • Homework: Writing OKRs backwards
  • Download: Quality check flowcharts
  • Move your metrics to the front
  • The problem of not having a baseline
  • How to write meaningful Objectives
  • Quality mistakes to avoid when formulating OKRs
  • Download department specific OKR examples
  • Practice: Identifying room for improvement
  • Key takeaways: How to write OKRs?
  • What to expect on this section
  • What does agile strategy execution look like
  • How to set the right OKR cadence
  • Who needs OKRs
  • How to define your OKR Parameters
  • Process steps to manage the OKRs cycle (beginner + advanced version)
  • How to collect bottom up input
  • What are the responsibilities of OKR owners and champions
  • What is vertical and horizontal alignment
  • How to use the OKR template + Download template
  • How to use confidence levels
  • Setting the right expectations for OKRs
  • What are the OKR steps and roles during the quarter
  • How to use the mid-cycle point to build focus
  • How to use OKR scores for quality and focus
  • How to use KPIs and OKRs during the quarter
  • How to use OKR printouts
  • Steps to close the quarter effectively
  • Key takeaways: How to manage the OKR cycle
  • What to expect on this section
  • What is the role of an internal OKR champion
  • What are the key responsibilities of the OKR champion
  • How to choose a great champion
  • Where to get started as an OKR champion
  • How to coach others to write better OKRs
  • Top 5 reasons why OKRs don’t work or add any value and how to avoid them
  • Deep dive: How to approach OKR software tools
  • How do product teams use OKRs
  • FAQs for Experts with 27 most prominent questions and challenges
  • Workshop intro
  • Blueprint for starting with OKRs
  • Whiteboard material for blueprint starting with OKRs
  • Defining company level OKRs
  • Blueprint: how to run alignment sessions
  • Download of dependencies flowchart
  • Blueprint for OKR retro Option 1
  • Blueprint for OKR retro Option 2

Our Mini Courses

MINI COURSE – WRITE OKRs

OKR WRITING SCHOOL

70 min

Learning Outcomes:

  • What’s the difference between KPIs and OKRs
  • What OKRs are not
  • How to handle BAU
  • What is an OKR
  • How to write OKRs
  • Understand the types of OKRs and how to evaluate them
  • How to go from outputs into outcomes
  • How to evaluate progress with metrics and binary results
  • Quiz: Key Result or Activity?
  • Creating Key Results with opposite metrics
  • How to write OKRs backwards
  • Practice: Writing OKRs with us: Pt. I
  • Practice: Writing OKRs with us: Pt. II
  • Homework: Writing OKRs backwards
  • Download: Quality check flowcharts
  • Move your metrics to the front
  • The problem of not having a baseline
  • How to write meaningful Objectives
  • Quality mistakes to avoid when formulating OKRs
  • Download department specific OKR examples
  • Practice: Identifying room for improvement
  • How do product teams use OKRs
  • FAQs – tackle the 12 most important questions around OKR formulation

MINI COURSE – MANAGE OKRs

CHECK-INS, MANAGING AND EXECUTING OKRs

60 min

Learning Outcomes:

  • What does agile strategy execution look like
  • Steps to manage the OKRs cycle (beginner version)
  • Steps to manage the OKRs cycle (advance version)
  • How to collect bottom up input
  • What are the responsibilities of OKR owners and champions
  • How to use the OKR template + Download template
  • How to use confidence levels
  • Deepdive: What are the OKR steps and roles during the quarter
  • How to use the mid-cycle point to build focus
  • How to use OKR scores for quality and focus
  • How to use KPIs and OKRs during the quarter
  • How to use OKR printouts
  • Steps to close the quarter effectively
  • Top 8 FAQs around managing OKRs during the quarter Blueprint for OKR retro Option 1
  • Blueprint for OKR retro Option 2

MINI COURSE – CHANGE HR

MODERNIZE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT & COMPENSATION

2 hrs

Learning Outcomes:

  • Elements of traditional performance management
  • Why traditional PM does not work anymore
  • Elements of traditional Compensation & Benefits
  • Why traditional Comp. & Benefits do not work anymore
  • Key elements of modern performance management with best practices
  • Key elements of New Pay with best practices
  • How OKRs influence compensation & variable pay
  • Recommendations for an OKR compatible setup
  • How to deal with low-/ high performers and how to incentivise sales teams
  • Building a performance culture
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Success factors to design or re-design a modern performance and compensation model
  • Methods to design and implement your new approach

UPGRADE DURING COURSE

6 MONTHS EXPERT COACHING & COMMUNITY ACCESS

Real experts need longterm coaching. Combine your elearning

with ongoing group coaching calls over 6 months with other experts.

399€ add during check-out

References

your trainers

Hannes Albrecht

founder how-to-OKR.com

  • No consulting backgrund , but 15 + years hands-on management exprience in sales and marketing in fast  growing organisations
  • 10 years of hands-on OKR exprience
  • Broad, cross-sectrol,economic, expartiense (Consumer Electromics, IT, telco, OTC, cosmetics automotive )
  • Radically focused and goal-oriented people manager

Magdalena Pire Schmidt

partner, ex-Google

  • 10+ years for hands-on OKR exprience at Google
  • Experienced in managing remote, internationl teams
  • Linguistics and legal policy background
  • Strong believer in empowering employees through a great vision, a clear strategy and a bottom-up approach on execution

Our Clients

to only name a few ...

FAQ

If you are not sure, please drop us an email to hello(@)how-to-okr.com.

We are happy to help!

OKRs is something connected to top management and your key strategy. So it is important to have someone with actual experience and not someone who has just read all the books out there. All courses, training content and coachings will be conducted by Hannes Albrecht and Magdalena Pire Schmidt. Together they have been using OKRs for more than a decade in practice and have helped hundreds of teams and companies worldwide to start or improve their OKR journey.

The program has no defined start dates. You can enroll at any time and start your learning journey immediately.

You will see the net e-learning time indicated with every course product above. Please note that additionally you will take breaks, notes, repeat as you go. We know you have a normal job to do, so you set your own pace.

The courses are built with short learning nuggets. Each section is between 1 min to 10 mins max. We know you are juggling work and private life in addition to this course, so we wanted to make it as easy as possible to tackle. That’s why you can set your own pace and plan how to manage this program, so that it fits your schedule. Have a 15 minute waiting time at the airport? Complete a section! Find yourself on a long lunch break? Do a full chapter! This really is a digestible, easy to complete program. So you can do it whenever you want and it’s definitely possible even with a full-time job.

How does 1 full year sound? After enrolling, you have a full year access to this course. So it’s easy to refresh your know-how after a couple of months. You can also repeat sections as often as you want.

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase and you contact us in writing to hello(@)how-to-okr.com within the first 5 days of class, we will give you a full refund. We assume that you do not progress through the whole class with all downloads in case you are not satisfied.

Once you have started the course you are able to purchase private coaching time with us in person. If you are not sure or have special requests, please let uns know at hello(@)how-to-okr.com. For participants of the expert program, we are offering a package of 6 monthly group coaching calls together with other experts from other companies. A great way to learn from others and build up expertise.

All of our videos and learning material are prepared in English. Hannes, is German, Magdalena is Argentinian, so we can’t hide our accent 😉 When you want to add private or team coaching time, we can certainly also coach you in englich, german and spanish.

You’re going to receive a certificate upon completion of this course to proof your participation in your course and reflect your efforts to become a Certified OKR Expert. You can use this certificate as part of your resume or for example on LinkedIn.

Absolutely! We have conducted OKR implementations already in Germany, the U.S., the U.K., Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Poland, Romania, Spain, UAE and many more. We welcome people from all over the world. If your billing address is in the EU, your local tax will be added to the course price.

Absolutely! Reach out to hello@how-to-okr.com for more information and bulk pricing.

No problem, please contact us at hello(@)how-to-okr.com for incoices/ wire transfers.