Objectives and Key Results are now in Rally!
December 9, 2022
After being vetted by early adopters the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) feature is now Generally Available in Rally.
OKRs are growing in popularity and provide better definition and alignment of value. The Objectives and Key Results feature comes with several benefits including consistently measuring outcomes, work and value, aligning teams to outcomes by connecting work to objectives, key result progress over time, setting checkpoints on long running objectives and more.
Winmill PPM has worked with several organizations to define, build and execute on their ORKs in Rally. If you are interested in learning more about how OKRs can be implemented within your organization, contact us today!
While OKRs are visible to all workspace users, only users with OKR Admin privileges will be able to create new OKRs or modify the existing ones.
Work with your workspace administrator to establish an Objective Hierarchy. If you are not familiar with working with Objective Hierarchies, Winmill PPM is here to help. Our ValueOps consultants can help you establish your Objective Hierarchy, define your objectives and key results, and enable your organization to report on your progress.
For more information on creating an OKR hierarchy, See the the Rally OKR documentation here.
Here are some great resources to help with implementing and using OKRs:
- OKR Release Notes in the Rally documentation
- YouTube video series on Working with Objectives and Key Results in Rally
- Register for our upcoming webinar Leveraging OKRs for Digital Transformation
If you’re using the ValueOps solution of Rally and Clarity together you can learn how to manage objectives in both tools and synchronize OKRs between Rally and Clarity
When CA Technologies acquired Niku and its flagship product Clarity back in 2005, Clarity quickly became the most recognized brand in CA’s extensive application portfolio. When CA later rebranded the application as CA Project & Portfolio Management, the industry was left scratching its collective head. The name “Clarity” remained popular, and never entirely dropped from the community vernacular. In November 2018, Broadcom completed its acquisition of CA Technologies, and immediately declared that most of their well-known products would be returned to their original names. And now it is official – CA PPM has been rebranded to Clarity PPM.
As a leading technology product company, Broadcom will focus on selling hardware and software while deemphasizing the provision of services. Instead, they will rely on partners to provide services to their customers. WinMill Software is the leading provider of Clarity consulting services in North America, and we are uniquely qualified to leverage this shift.