Start Less, Finish More: Building Strategic Agility with Objectives and Key Results

The most comprehensive guide for launching an agile strategy management system with OKRs in any organization.

Real advancements in strategy management do not come often. Daniel has moved the ball forward by collecting strategic planning, human-centered design, and agile delivery techniques from today’s most successful tech companies and put them together into a simple and innovative framework that is accessible to anyone.

Gabriel Morgan

Enterprise Architect, Starbucks

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Learn how to…


  1. Use fast OKR cycles of experimentation, feedback and learning to adapt quickly to change and capture new opportunity.
    • ‘Start Less and Finish More’ by minimizing the number of projects in progress.
      • Generate greater autonomy, coordination, and ease in your organization.
        • Engage your team to create OKRs and translate them into weekly action commitments to get more done.

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        About Daniel Montgomery

        Daniel Montgomery is Founder and Managing Director of Agile Strategies. His diverse career has included strategic planning, IT project management, and leadership development. He has taught strategic planning and goal setting for the past 20 years, and has led the development of strategic plans for a diverse range of clients including Fortune 500s, start-ups, nonprofits, government agencies, and small businesses.

        This book provides a toolkit for those of us that actually have to deploy a strategy — not just think about it.

        Dan provides his wisdom in strategic planning to give us a discipline to avoid getting bogged down in information overload or too many divergent projects; how to keep up the momentum of progress and how to get the most out of people. This is a guidebook for those who really want to improve results and ensure that their desired future becomes reality.

        — Christian Kulak

        Blue Cross Blue Shield

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        What is Agile Strategy?

        Daniel appeared on the CFO Podcast with Mark Gandy to discuss agile strategy and his book, Start Less Finish More. Listen to the episode here. 

        About Start Less, Finish More

        Start Less Finish More is a systematic approach for building strategic agility in your organization. Drawing on insights from neuropsychology and historical anecdotes, Daniel Montgomery outlines why overly detailed and complicated strategic planning approaches are not working in a world of increasing uncertainty and complexity. He presents a detailed set of practices for building an agile strategy management system—a simplified, continuous process of strategic thinking, planning, execution, and learning. In particular, the book focuses on objectives and key results (OKRs), a planning method pioneered at Google and other Silicon Valley tech companies and spreading to service businesses and government agencies. OKRs are an easy-to-learn, fast goal-setting process that builds agility, strategic alignment, and employee engagement.

        Agile Strategies is a boutique OKR consultancy based in Boulder, Colorado. We’ve researched, tested, and integrated the best strategy management tools to help you build and sustain an agile business. We help leaders become more agile so they can stay focused achieving their vision.

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