OKRs, ‘Early Stage Startups’ edition

Andrew Chen has recently published a pretty valid point on most advice on whether OKRs are appropriate for pre-Product–Market Fit startups. OKRs are most certainly harmful for [pre-Product–Market Fit] startups because it causes teams to…

6 Principles for Truly Effective OKRs (Part 2)

Well-crafted OKRs require a team and organisation context that fosters collaboration and learning In Part 1, we have seen 3 principles for effective OKRs, focused on the OKRs themselves: At least one of your Objectives…

6 Principles for Truly Effective OKRs (Part 1)

How we use cross-functional collaboration and focus on outcomes to maximise the impact of product teams at Onfido At Onfido, we work in cross-functional, mission-driven and long-lived teams. For almost 1½ years, I was the…

Natural Intelligence

Learning about Machine Learning Through a Toddler’s Eyes Nothing amazes me more than the wonder of our existence. And nothing ever cried louder about that wonder than having become a parent. First it’s the whole…

My 2018 Product Retrospective

Winding down for the New Year in a remote village in Alentejo (Portugal), I thought I might give it a try at being radically open about how 2018 went for me as a human being…

Constraints Are Cool

Can a Product Manager solve all the problems within the reach of the product they manage, or implement all the features so badly want? Certainly not. Complications will always arise. Competing priorities, development team size,…