Making OKRs Work for Your Team

with Alexandru Bleau (trivago)
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25 Mar

Making OKRs Work for Your Team

25. March 2020 @ 9:30 - 17:00

Building products by using agile principles is an effective way to grow a business.

There’s no shortage of frameworks helping us to structure our development processes this way. But all too often, we tend to focus on merely producing more output (aka features) more quickly without considering the actual impact our products need to have in our user’s behavior. Yet we know that clarifying the higher reasoning behind our efforts is one of the most powerful ways to ensure that we build what truly matters.

Therefore, we need an agile goal setting system like Objectives and Key Results (OKR) which not only helps product teams to focus on outcome over output but which also enables true autonomy for them to build the best solutions.


Where does it take place?

We are offering this workshop remotely via zoom and will ensure there is plenty of time for interactive exercises in virtual break-out rooms. In addition, every participating company is entitled to two individual remote coaching sessions with Alexandru Bleau (à 50 min). This will give you the possibility to ask all specific questions in private and to ensure the transfer of your learnings to your individual context.


Who is it for?

  • Product Managers, Scrum Masters or Agile Coaches who need to solve challenges between OKR and product processes after a company wide OKR implementation.


Key Takeaways

  • Set of tools and templates to use with your teams in order to make OKR more effective
  • Frequent questions and pitfalls when implementing OKR
  • Tips on how to achieve higher quality OKR
  • Tips on how to make everyone think about their OKRs and make it a habit to consider them when prioritizing work.
  • What roles come into play when defining, driving and delivering team OKRs


What we will achieve

  • Learning about proven tactics from our own first-hand experiences.
  • Be aware of the main risks and issues when adopting and trying to implement OKR
  • Understand where and how to improve the way your teams are using OKR
  • Understand  some of the ways to make OKR work with other agile frameworks
  • Understand key issues that can appear when adopting OKRs

Hands-on exercises

  • Refining your existing OKRs
  • Group exercise: Design the individual processes together with other attendees.


Individual Follow-up Coaching Option

To maximize the value of this course for your organization, we offer an additional follow-up coaching (60 minutes, remote) just for you or your team a couple of weeks after the course. That way, you get to ask all the questions that might have popped up once you tried implementing what you learned in this course. We are going to contact you to set the specific date for your individual follow-up.

The follow-up coaching is available for CHF 350 and includes 30 minutes of preparation for your specific questions or documents (sent upfront) and 60 minutes of remote coaching via video call for you or your entire product team.

You can book the Follow-up Coaching Option in our booking form  before proceeding to the checkout.



All participants will receive a Product Academy Certificate for this course.  



CHF 790

For team discounts and in-house options, feel free to get in touch. 



As soon as there’s one participant enrolled who is not speaking German, the entire workshop will be held in English. All the slides and materials are in English anyway.



There will be a 30 minute lunch break with sandwiches and coffee breaks. Water and syrup will be provided throughout the course.


Class Trainer

Alexandru Bleau

Product Manager at trivago

Alex is a seasoned product manager with over 7 years experience, currently working at trivago on personalisation topics. He has worked on or built advertising products, online services, mobile apps and games and physical, educational and travel products. He’s also had the chance to experience working at companies with 2, 20, 200 and over 1000 employees, trying out various ways of working, frameworks and tools while working onsite, distributed or fully remote with cross-functional teams. He likes bowties and wishes everyone a “crazy day”.


Event Details

Date: 25. March 2020 @ 9:30 - 17:00
Time: 9:30 - 17:00
Venue zoom (remotely)
Address: remote
Organizer Name: Product Academy


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