3 customisable OKR examples for Agile Practices

What are Agile Practices 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 Practices 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 customisable Agile Practices OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Agile Practices Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR 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

2. OKR to enhance Agile practices within the organization's community

  • ObjectiveEnhance Agile practices within the organization's community
  • Key ResultMentor at least 10 team members for efficient Agile implementation
  • TaskArrange individual meetings to understand each team member's Agile knowledge
  • TaskMonitor progress and provide constructive feedback regularly
  • TaskDevelop personalized Agile training programs for each team member
  • Key ResultImprove Agile Project Success Rate by at least 20%
  • TaskEstablish clearer communication channels for instant feedback
  • TaskUse analytics to consistently monitor and reassess project progress
  • TaskImplement regular, comprehensive agile training for all team members
  • Key ResultConduct 3 training workshops on advanced Agile methodologies by end of quarter
  • TaskIdentify relevant topics for advanced Agile methodology workshops
  • TaskSecure qualified speakers or trainers for each event
  • TaskSchedule and promote the three workshops

3. OKR 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

Best practices for managing your Agile Practices 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

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

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

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

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 Practices OKRs

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the benefits from the framework. 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

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

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 Practices 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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