Startup Success Series: Goal Setting, Metrics and OKRs

The Startup Success Series is designed to provide insight and education on the topics that matter most to the founder community right now.

Each week Startup Victoria hosts a 1-hour webinar for the community, focussing on a specific topic. There’s only so much we can squeeze into 60 minutes, so following each webinar you can access further resources in our Startup Success Series articles.

The Startup Success Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

One of the most rewarding transitions for teams is when they go from focusing on tasks to actively caring about outcomes. That’s when people stop thinking in terms of features they can build, and start looking at the impact that they can have. Outcome-driven teams end up innovating faster because they’re not attached to specific implementations – what matters is that we achieve our goals.

But it’s also one of the hardest transformations to go through. First, you need to have the right culture. Being outcome-driven means fewer debates about backlogs and more conversations about goals. It means trusting the team to know what to do. And it means creating a safe environment where folks can try and learn.

But you’ll also need a new way to discuss progress and this is where OKRs will help. The Objectives and Key Results framework are not just for planning. When used right, it’s one of the best tools to stay focused while maintaining flexibility.

For this edition of Startup Success Series, we hosted Sten Pittet, CEO of Tability to give a presentation on OKRs, outcome-driven teams and more!

Virtual Event Recording

About: Watch the webinar recording below with Sten’s presentation on government grants and incentives followed by an audience Q&A.

Timestamps

  • 1:26 – Introductions
  • 4:43 – Tability presentation
  • 37:43 – Q&A

Presentation Keynote Slides

Take a look at the slides from the presentation!

Tability Resources

Our guest speaker Sten’s company Tability have provided a wealth of useful resources to get your OKRs ready for 2021!

Tability’s Goal-Planning Template

Plan your 10, 3 and 1 year goals for your startup with this handy template!

Recommended Reading

Here’s a list of recommended reading on goals, OKRs and more.

  •  Radical Focus by Christina Wodtke – Sten’s recommendation!