Setting Goals with OKRs In Quality Engineering

QE Unit
5 min readApr 12, 2022
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Alignment unlocks transformation.

The need for continuous reinvention through software represents a challenge in maintaining that alignment: priorities diverge between teams and local optimizations end up as waste while the ecosystem is evolving fast.

In such a context, organizations need to funnel the team’s energy of priorities that will lead to transformational changes to thrive in the marketplace. And they need a simple process — they don’t have time for a long or complex one.

Objective Key Results (OKRs) is a light method for alignment.

This article shares what are OKRs, their usefulness in Quality Engineering and how to start using them for Quality at Speed software. It makes a zoom from the list of methods to start in Quality Engineering.

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What are OKRs: Transformational goal setting

Research has shown that ambitious goals improve the likelihood of individuals, teams or organizations to achieve more transformational results — a must-have requirement in our context of digitalization.

OKRs originally come from Intel and were adopted and then popularized by Google in 1999. It is…



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