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Florida Suncoast PMI | 2020 Virtual Professional Development Day

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Project Management Institute (PMI) Florida Suncoast:

The PMI Florida Suncoast Chapter leads the local community in the advancement in the field of project management by promoting the PMI’s values and principles, as well as organizing and facilitating events, activities, and initiatives to support individuals and organizations.


Friday, October 23, 9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Session: Goal Achievement in the Modern Enterprise: Embracing and Implementing OKRs

Speaker: Steven Granese, Managing Director Transform, AgileThought

Date: Friday, October 23, 2020

Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Session Abstract:

Many organizations set annual goals that are dead upon arrival. The goals do not tie to a compelling purpose, there is no obvious way to measure their success, and leaders fail to share results. Since today’s world moves so fast, it is no longer feasible to set goals once per year. If organizations want to stay relevant, they must continuously adapt their strategy and their approach. Otherwise, they face extinction. Many organizations have realized the need to adapt their strategy and have adopted modern methods for setting and tracking goals. Companies like Google and LinkedIn have turned to the Objectives and Key Results framework — OKRs for short — to align the critical work of every person they employ.

In this talk, Steven will present an overview of the OKR framework and why it is so critical for the modern enterprise’s survival. He will discuss how to craft an effective OKR, create aligned OKRs across a large organization, and adapt OKRs based on changing circumstances. Steven will also operate a brief workshop to practice writing OKRs so that participants can receive feedback from me. The session will wrap-up with Q&A, where Steven will provide practical tips on how to get started with your OKR journey.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how OKRs are different than other goal setting techniques
  • Understand the difference between an Objective and a Key Result
  • Write an effective OKR that resonates with team members
  • Establish scaled OKRs that create organizational alignment
  • Conduct a weekly check-in meeting to ensure OKR success
About Steven Granese

Steven Granese has been building innovative teams and solutions for his 20-year career in the technology industry. His expertise lies in transforming organizations to deliver their desired business outcomes by adopting an agile way of working. He holds multiple agile certifications (CSM, CSP, PMI-ACP) and is an avid speaker for companies, conferences, and user groups. Steven currently serves as the Managing Director of the Transform Practice at AgileThought, where he leads a team of the top Agile and DevOps consultants in the United States. He holds master’s degrees from both Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.