How to incorporate OKRs into your portfolios


John McIntyre is the founder and CEO of project management office (PMO) consultancy HotPMO. He is also a big fan of objectives and key results (OKRs). Andy Grove, former chairman and CEO of Intel, coined the term. The principle is that the output is greater when people strive for achievements that are beyond their grasp – even though it might result in failure.

“Project managers are not taught this,” says McIntyre. “They are taught to come up with realistic goals, with safety and contingency built in. Risk management features heavily, yet opportunity management seldom gets a mention.”

How to incorporate OKRs into your portfolios


Posted by Mark Rowland on 24th Mar 2020

About the Author

Mark Rowland is a senior writer on the Project editorial team. He has worked as a business journalist and editor for 15 years, and has won awards for his writing and editing. He has also worked in project and product management, overseeing the launch and continuous development of new websites and publications. Project is the official journal of the Association for Project Management (APM).

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