12 OKR examples for Agile

What are Agile OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

How you write your OKRs can make a huge difference on the impact that your team will have at the end of the quarter. But, it's not always easy to write a quarterly plan that focuses on outcomes instead of projects.

That's why we have created a list of OKRs examples for Agile to help. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point to write your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our Agile OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Agile Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to increase mastery in applying the agile process

  • ObjectiveIncrease mastery in applying the agile process
  • Key ResultFacilitate a peer-review session around agile processes, receiving an average feedback score of 4/5
  • TaskDistribute a feedback form to assess the session
  • TaskConduct an engaging and informative agile process review
  • TaskPrepare a comprehensive agenda for the peer-review session
  • Key ResultImplement three improvements from learned agile techniques in current projects
  • TaskApply agile principles into daily routines and decision-making process
  • TaskImplement a sprints-based timeline for project tasks
  • TaskIncorporate regular stand-up meetings into project framework
  • Key ResultComplete two online agile process management courses with a score of 90% or above
  • TaskAllocate time daily to learn and review course materials
  • TaskComplete all course quizzes and assignments, targeting a 90%+ score
  • TaskResearch and enroll in two online Agile process management courses

OKRs to elevate agile team's performance to top-tier status

  • ObjectiveElevate agile team's performance to top-tier status
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% positive feedback on team's agility and efficiency in handling tasks
  • TaskSchedule weekly feedback sessions with the team
  • TaskImplement regular training sessions on agility and efficiency techniques
  • TaskRegularly review and improve task management processes
  • Key ResultIncrease average project completion rate by 20% without compromising on quality
  • TaskStreamline project management processes
  • TaskConduct weekly training sessions to enhance skills
  • TaskImplement regular performance tracking and analytics
  • Key ResultImplement at least two upskilling training sessions resulting in marked improvement in competencies
  • TaskOrganize two professional development workshops
  • TaskIdentify necessary skills gaps within the team
  • TaskEvaluate performance post-training for improvement

OKRs to enhance product team's proficiency in Agile and Scrum methodologies

  • ObjectiveEnhance product team's proficiency in Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Key ResultImplement at least 2 complex features using Agile and Scrum approaches
  • TaskIdentify and outline features for Agile implementation
  • TaskDevelop feature roadmap using Scrum methodology
  • TaskExecute, review and refine implemented features
  • Key ResultIncrease Agile and Scrum certification holders in the team by 30%
  • TaskAllocate resources for professional development and training
  • TaskImplement incentives for certification completion
  • TaskIdentify team members interested in obtaining Agile/Scrum certification
  • Key ResultReduce project turnaround time by 15% with Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • TaskImplement Scrum methods to improve task delegation and team collaboration
  • TaskTrain team members in Agile-Scrum methodologies for effectiveness
  • TaskUtilize Agile values for continuous adjustment and quick responses

OKRs to drive Agile Culture and Continuous Improvement

  • ObjectiveDrive Agile Culture and Continuous Improvement
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement by 15% through the use of feedback loops and open communication channels
  • Key ResultIncrease team agility by implementing Scrum methodology and conducting regular retrospectives
  • TaskTrain team members on Scrum principles and methodology through workshops and coaching sessions
  • TaskAdapt sprint planning sessions to prioritize tasks and assign them according to team members' strengths
  • TaskImplement Scrum artifacts like backlog, user stories, and Sprint boards to enhance team agility
  • TaskConduct weekly retrospectives to reflect on previous sprints and identify areas of improvement
  • Key ResultImplement an employee recognition program to encourage and reward continuous improvement efforts
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% decrease in time-to-market for new product releases through streamlined processes

OKRs to implement Scrum and Agile training for the team

  • ObjectiveImplement Scrum and Agile training for the team
  • Key ResultMeasure improvement by achieving at least 80% pass rate in post-training assessment
  • TaskImplement regular training progress evaluations
  • TaskProvide additional assistance to struggling trainees
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive post-training assessment
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% team participation and completion of the training
  • TaskImplement incentives to boost training completion rates
  • TaskRegularly monitor and report team's training progress
  • TaskAssign mandatory completion dates for each training session
  • Key ResultIdentify and enroll team in a certified Agile and Scrum training course
  • TaskResearch accredited Agile and Scrum training providers
  • TaskSelect a suitable training course based on team needs
  • TaskEnroll team in chosen Agile and Scrum course

OKRs to optimize and excel as an innovative agile team

  • ObjectiveOptimize and excel as an innovative agile team
  • Key ResultReduce project turnaround time by 15% through improved team collaboration
  • TaskIntroduce collaboration tools for effective communication
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings focusing on project obstacles
  • TaskProvide training to enhance team collaboration
  • Key ResultObtain 90% positive feedback on project deliverables from stakeholders
  • TaskImprove deliverables based on feedback received
  • TaskActively seek stakeholders' wants and needs
  • TaskContinually communicate project updates to stakeholders
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 25% measured by completed tasks
  • TaskIntroduce performance incentives for early or on-time task completion
  • TaskImplement a daily morning team-meeting for task assignment and completion updates
  • TaskProvide training on efficient task management and prioritizing techniques

OKRs to enhance Product Development Efficiency through Metrics and Tools

  • ObjectiveEnhance Product Development Efficiency through Metrics and Tools
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement 3 new performance metrics for evaluating product development progress
  • TaskFormulate three new applicable performance metrics
  • TaskIdentify key areas for improvement in product development process
  • TaskImplement metrics into ongoing project evaluation
  • Key ResultProcure and integrate 2 productivity-enhancing tools into the product development process
  • Key ResultIncrease product development speed by 20% using efficiency-focused operational methods
  • TaskStreamline communication processes for faster decision-making
  • TaskProvide efficiency training for product development team
  • TaskImplement agile methodology for quicker development cycles

OKRs to enhance maturity and adoption of lean/scaled Agile delivery practices

  • ObjectiveEnhance maturity and adoption of lean/scaled Agile delivery practices
  • Key ResultConfirm 85% staff satisfaction with the transition to Agile practices via survey
  • TaskAnalyze the received feedback for satisfaction rate
  • TaskDevelop a clear and concise survey measuring Agile practice satisfaction
  • TaskDistribute the survey to all staff members
  • Key ResultAchieve 25% productivity increase through lean/Agile methodologies implementation
  • TaskIdentify areas for process optimization using lean/Agile methodologies
  • TaskMonitor and adjust strategies for continuous productivity improvement
  • TaskImplement selected lean/Agile practices in those identified areas
  • Key ResultImplement lean/scaled Agile training for 90% of delivery team members
  • TaskTrack team members’ progress post-training
  • TaskSchedule training for 90% of the team members
  • TaskIdentify appropriate Agile training program for delivery team

OKRs to transform company with lean and agile focus

  • ObjectiveTransform company with lean and agile focus
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction by delivering products and services faster through agile development
  • TaskConduct regular customer satisfaction surveys to collect feedback and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskSet achievable and aggressive timelines for each project to ensure faster product and service delivery
  • TaskImplement agile development process to streamline product and service delivery workflows
  • TaskInvest in employee training and development to enhance skills and productivity in agile development
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement by implementing lean and agile practices for better collaboration
  • TaskEstablish cross-functional teams to encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing among employees
  • TaskConduct training sessions on lean and agile practices for all employees
  • TaskImplement regular feedback loops and communication channels to foster open dialogues between employees and management
  • TaskRecognize and reward employees who actively participate in lean and agile practices
  • Key ResultReduce operational waste by implementing lean principles and achieving measurable efficiency improvements
  • TaskMonitor progress regularly through key performance indicators and adjust strategies as needed
  • TaskConduct a waste assessment to identify areas with potential for improvement
  • TaskStreamline processes by eliminating non-value added activities and optimizing workflows
  • TaskDevelop a lean implementation plan with clear goals, roles, and responsibilities
  • Key ResultImprove team performance by conducting regular agile training and implementing continuous improvement practices
  • TaskDevelop and implement strategies for continuous improvement based on analysis results
  • TaskImplement a system for gathering feedback and suggestions from team members
  • TaskAnalyze team performance data and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskSchedule regular agile training sessions for the team

OKRs to accelerate new product/feature launch process by 20%

  • ObjectiveAccelerate new product/feature launch process by 20%
  • Key ResultTrain team on rapid prototyping to speed up design phase by 15%
  • TaskIdentify rapid prototyping training opportunities and resources
  • TaskSchedule and conduct rapid prototyping training sessions
  • TaskMonitor and assess efficiency improvements post-training
  • Key ResultStreamline approval process, reducing time spent by 30%
  • TaskEliminate unnecessary steps in the current approval process
  • TaskImplement a digital approval system for faster response times
  • TaskTrain staff in efficient document processing and decision-making
  • Key ResultImplement Agile methodologies to improve product development efficiency by 25%
  • TaskAdopt and integrate Scrum framework into product development process
  • TaskConsistently review and adjust methods to meet efficiency goals
  • TaskArrange Agile methodologies training for product development team

OKRs to improve software development team leadership effectiveness

  • ObjectiveImprove software development team leadership effectiveness
  • Key ResultImprove team efficiency by implementing agile practices and metrics to track progress
  • TaskConduct training on Agile practices and ensure all team members understand the principles
  • TaskImplement regular stand-up meetings to enhance communication, identify obstacles, and resolve them promptly
  • TaskUtilize Agile metrics like velocity and burndown charts to track progress and optimize productivity
  • TaskEstablish clear goals and prioritize tasks using Agile frameworks like Scrum or Kanban
  • Key ResultFoster effective communication and collaboration within the team to drive successful project delivery
  • TaskPromote cross-functional collaboration by assigning individuals from different departments to work together
  • TaskUtilize project management tools and software to streamline communication and document sharing
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings to discuss project updates, challenges, and opportunities
  • TaskEncourage open and honest communication to foster a collaborative and trusting environment
  • Key ResultIncrease team satisfaction and engagement through regular feedback and recognition
  • Key ResultEnhance technical skills by facilitating ongoing training programs and knowledge sharing sessions

OKRs to enhance my SCRUM proficiency

  • ObjectiveEnhance my SCRUM proficiency
  • Key ResultImplement effective SCRUM methodologies in three team projects to improve productivity
  • TaskTrain the teams on SCRUM methodologies and principles
  • TaskMonitor and adjust SCRUM implementation regularly
  • TaskIncorporate SCRUM into the project management framework
  • Key ResultDeliver two presentations on newly acquired SCRUM knowledge to the team
  • TaskSchedule two team meetings for presentations
  • TaskPrepare outline summarizing key points of SCRUM knowledge
  • TaskCreate engaging and informative presentations
  • Key ResultComplete two advanced SCRUM certification courses by the end of the quarter
  • TaskResearch and select two advanced SCRUM certification courses
  • TaskComplete and pass all coursework
  • TaskEnroll in selected courses

Best practices for managing your Agile OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Agile OKRs

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Agile OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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