The Bird’s OKR view Saves 400 Exec Hours

By on September 19, 2023

Industry

Defence & Space


Location

Singapore


Challenges

The size of the organization and the lack of proper, specialized tools were proving to be the major issues.


Solution

UpRaise for Employee Success was the first tool on the Atlassian marketplace to pioneer the native integration of Jira & OKRs


Version Used

Data center

Defense and space are high-stakes industries, and only the truly established giants get to work in such fields. One such giant was approaching the transformation to agile, and the task wasn't easy. Making the top goals transparent at an organizational level was a key obstacle for this organization, and using Jira for managing OKRs didn't help either. This resulted in a process that was extensively complex, and adoption became a big challenge.

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Setting the radars right

The size of the organization and the lack of proper, specialized tools were proving to be the major issues. While OKRs aid in large scale digital & agile transformation, not doing it right can have detrimental effects. Also, the efficiency of Jira is several notches above its ability to handle OKRs off the blocks, and the partner organization was feeling the heat.

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Fine-tunning the path

UpRaise for Employee Success was the first tool on the Atlassian marketplace to pioneer the native integration of Jira & OKRs. Connecting long-term goals to day-to-day projects has been productive for organizations, and with Jira - they had a powerful platform to do so. The hierarchy view of OKRs in the app was of particular interest to the partner organization, and the stage for the solution was set.

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Giving it a go

UpRaise team collaborated with the partner organization to take the hirarchy view of Employee Success app a notch further, and support their aim of objectively measuring the progress of different teams. Now, they are working with UpRaise customer success team to integrate relevant data from Employee Success into their executive-level reporting dashboard.

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Signing off on the goal

The features enabled by Employee Success have helped the partner organization save at least 400 hours of their top executives every month. The simplification of OKR processes has helped the executives of the partner organization consolidate the results in UpRaise for Employee Success.

Learnings on the Job

The large number of people involved in the project, and the important nature of the partner's business led to a few observations that hold true in the case of OKR adoptions:

The larger the organization, the more importance transparency gets. It is important for employees to align their goals with that of the organizations, and the easiest way to go about it at larger ones is through transparency.