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Pragmateam OKRs - 2nd Iteration

Pragmateam OKRs - 2nd Iteration

At our recent PragmaOffsite we took the time to revisit our 12 month old OKRs. While these OKRs have served us well, we felt it was time to evolve them further, allowing them to reflect our next horizon; balancing the growth of Pragmateam (now across multiple clients, cities and countries), while also nurturing our culture.

Pragmateam 3rd Birthday

Pragmateam 3rd Birthday

September 10th was Pragmateam’s 3rd Birthday, and as tradition has it, we gathered in Centennial park with our families to celebrate.

This day marked 3 years since we registered our business name, 3 years since Juliano and I stepped out of the corporate world and started our own micro world, a world based on the foundations of our values: Pragmatic | Delivery | Outcomes | Empathy | Behaviours.

#PragmaThanks

#PragmaThanks

Mid 2016 we found that people were regularly bringing this objective to life, whether it be experimenting with new techniques, organising a learning lunch, presenting at meetups, all with a positive impact on the rest of the team. But we were lacking a way to naturally yet formally thank, reward and recognise each other.

Maintaining Our Culture

Maintaining Our Culture

The “team” in Pragmateam is critical to us and our culture. We are a collective of like-minded practitioners who are all inquisitive, continually looking to experiment and learn. And we acknowledge that working together as a team will get better results for us personally, our clients and their customers.

2 Years In - Our Observations

2 Years In - Our Observations

September marked the 2 year anniversary of Pragmateam. It felt timely to reflect.

While I wouldn’t say every day over the last 2 years has been smooth sailing (we would be bored, unhappy and missing a lot of great lessons for life if it were), as company directors there are a few key principles Juliano and I have subconsciously adopted which I believe have assisted us to stay on course.

What was the Return on (time) Investment?

In the spirit of continuous improvement, we should always be actively seeking feedback, opportunities to do better next time.

At Pragmateam we believe in learning and improving so much so that we have captured a number of  OKRs around learning culture, one specifically regarding meetings, workshops and sessions.

Agile - The Why, The How, The Who

There are many interpretations of “Agile”, varying processes and methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban. However, the implementation of Agile techniques and practices needs to be contextual to the environment and constraints. A purist implementation will be at the detriment of the organisation. As such, teams are encouraged to consider Agile a toolkit and apply relative to the problem they are looking to solve.