14 customisable OKR examples for Application Developer

What are Application Developer OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Application Developer. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

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

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Our customisable Application Developer OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Application Developer 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!

1OKRs to design and launch a production unit application

  • ObjectiveDesign and launch a production unit application
  • Key ResultIdentify and document production unit needs and specifications by end of Week 4
  • TaskConduct interviews with production unit teams
  • TaskAnalyze and list unit needs and specifications
  • TaskCompile and finalize documentation by Week 4
  • Key ResultDesign, develop, and test the application prototype for functionality by Week 8
  • TaskDevelop the proposed prototype based on the design
  • TaskConduct thorough functionality tests on the prototype
  • TaskCreate detailed design for application prototype
  • Key ResultSuccessfully deploy the new application in the production unit by Week 12
  • TaskFinalize application development and perform thorough testing by Week 9
  • TaskComplete user training for new application usage by Week 10
  • TaskSchedule and execute application deployment in the production unit for Week 12

2OKRs to launch a fully functional React Native application

  • ObjectiveLaunch a fully functional React Native application
  • Key ResultPublish the application on relevant platforms (e.g., App Store, Google Play) and achieve a high user rating and positive feedback
  • Key ResultImplement necessary features and functionalities such as authentication, data storage, and push notifications
  • TaskSet up a secure and scalable data storage solution for storing user data
  • TaskResearch and choose an authentication method suitable for the project requirements
  • TaskTest and validate all implemented features and ensure smooth functionality before deployment
  • TaskIntegrate push notification service to deliver real-time updates and improve user engagement
  • Key ResultConduct thorough and successful testing to ensure the application is robust and bug-free
  • TaskCollaborate with developers to resolve bugs promptly and retest fixed components
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive test plan with clear objectives and test cases
  • TaskConduct regression testing to ensure stability and functionality after bug fixes
  • TaskExecute test cases meticulously and document any bugs or issues discovered
  • Key ResultDevelop and deliver a user-friendly and visually appealing interface for the application
  • TaskConduct user testing to ensure the interface is intuitive and visually appealing
  • TaskConduct user research to identify design preferences and pain points
  • TaskCollaborate with UX/UI designers to refine and enhance the visual elements
  • TaskCreate wireframes and prototypes to visualize the interface design

3OKRs to achieve consistent delivery of a high-quality application

  • ObjectiveAchieve consistent delivery of a high-quality application
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly cadence of successful application releases by 20%
  • TaskIntegrate automated testing for faster bug detection
  • TaskImplement more efficient software development methodologies
  • TaskEnhance collaboration among development teams
  • Key ResultDecrease application issues reported post-release by 30%
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive quality assurance and testing process
  • TaskPrioritize regular updates and patches post-release
  • TaskEnhance pre-release user acceptance testing
  • Key ResultEnhance user satisfaction ratings on the application by improving it by 25%
  • TaskDevelop and launch new desired features
  • TaskPrioritize and address reported bugs and glitches
  • TaskImplement frequent customer surveys to gather user feedback

4OKRs to develop and launch the MVP for a real estate application

  • ObjectiveDevelop and launch the MVP for a real estate application
  • Key ResultSuccessfully execute MVP beta testing with at least 100 potential end-users
  • TaskDevelop a detailed, user-friendly feedback mechanism for beta testers
  • TaskMonitor feedback and data to revise and improve the MVP accordingly
  • TaskIdentify and onboard at least 100 potential end-users for beta testing
  • Key ResultFinalize MVP features and design following user requirements by analyzing market needs
  • Key ResultComplete the development of the application's MVP with essential functionalities
  • TaskAssign development tasks to the team
  • TaskOutline the MVP's essential features and functionality
  • TaskConduct rigorous testing and debugging

5OKRs to develop an AI application

  • ObjectiveDevelop an AI application
  • Key ResultImprove accuracy by achieving an average precision rate of at least 90% on test data
  • Key ResultIncrease adoption by acquiring at least 1000 active users within the target market segment
  • TaskImplement targeted social media advertising campaigns and track user acquisition metrics
  • TaskOffer exclusive promotions and incentives to current users for referring new users
  • TaskCollaborate with influential industry bloggers and request product reviews and endorsements
  • TaskConduct market research to identify untapped customer needs and optimize product offering
  • Key ResultEnhance performance by reducing AI response time to under 500 milliseconds for real-time processing
  • TaskOptimize algorithms and models to reduce AI response time below 500 milliseconds
  • TaskUtilize distributed computing to parallelize AI tasks and accelerate real-time processing
  • TaskContinuously monitor and fine-tune system parameters to achieve optimal performance benchmarks
  • TaskImprove hardware infrastructure to support faster processing and minimize latency
  • Key ResultIncrease user engagement by implementing a user-friendly interface with intuitive navigation
  • TaskCollaborate with UX designers to create wireframes and prototypes for the new user-friendly interface
  • TaskConduct usability testing to gather feedback on the intuitiveness of the new interface design
  • TaskImplement the finalized user-friendly interface with intuitive navigation based on user feedback
  • TaskConduct user research to identify pain points and areas for improvement in current interface

6OKRs to enhance Identity Access Management for large scale clients

  • ObjectiveEnhance Identity Access Management for large scale clients
  • Key ResultIncrease system response time by 20% for enhanced user experience
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary background processes
  • TaskUpgrade system hardware to improve performance
  • TaskOptimize code for increased efficiency
  • Key ResultImplement new features from client input in 60% of all accounts
  • TaskDesign and develop the requested features
  • TaskImplement the new features in the chosen accounts
  • TaskCollect and categorize client input about desired features
  • Key ResultReduce access-related security incidents by 30% through stronger protocols
  • TaskImplement two-factor authentication for all system users
  • TaskConduct frequent audits of access controls and permissions
  • TaskRegularly update passwords and maintain a strong password policy

7OKRs to implement a robust loyalty feature in the banking app

  • ObjectiveImplement a robust loyalty feature in the banking app
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% user participation rate in the loyalty program post-launch
  • TaskDevelop engaging promotional materials for loyalty program
  • TaskImplement incentivized referrals to boost user rates
  • TaskEstablish effective communication channels for advertising
  • Key ResultTest the prototype with 200 customers and achieve at least 85% satisfaction rate
  • TaskGather and analyze customer satisfaction data
  • TaskExecute the prototype testing strategy
  • TaskSelect 200 customers for prototype testing
  • Key ResultDesign and develop a user-friendly loyalty feature prototype by end of month one
  • TaskDevelop minimum viable prototype
  • TaskSketch initial design of the prototype
  • TaskConduct research on successful user-friendly loyalty features

8OKRs to successfully build a simple React app

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully build a simple React app
  • Key ResultComplete a comprehensive React video course in its entirety
  • TaskChoose a comprehensive React video course
  • TaskActively follow and complete course assignments
  • TaskDedicate daily time for studying the course material
  • Key ResultApply learned knowledge to construct a working React application
  • TaskCode application in React using learned knowledge
  • TaskOutline desired functionality and user interface of the React application
  • TaskTest, debug and refine React application
  • Key ResultDetect and handle at least three software bugs in the developed React application
  • TaskDebug and fix identified software issues
  • TaskTest the application for functionality after the changes
  • TaskIdentify and document problematic areas in the React application

9OKRs to master JavaScript fundamentals and apply them in real-life coding projects

  • ObjectiveMaster JavaScript fundamentals and apply them in real-life coding projects
  • Key ResultParticipate in at least one coding challenge or competition focused on JavaScript
  • Key ResultComplete online JavaScript course with a score of 90% or higher
  • TaskRegularly practice writing JavaScript code and complete coding exercises provided in the course
  • TaskEnroll in the online JavaScript course and familiarize yourself with the curriculum
  • TaskSet aside dedicated study time each day to consistently work through the course materials
  • TaskTake the practice quizzes and review any areas of weakness to ensure understanding
  • Key ResultDevelop and deploy a functional JavaScript application independently
  • TaskIdentify user requirements and define the scope of the JavaScript application
  • TaskDeploy the JavaScript application on the desired platform and perform final testing
  • TaskWrite and test the JavaScript code to ensure the application's functionality
  • TaskDesign and prototype the application's user interface and functionality
  • Key ResultContribute to an open-source JavaScript project by submitting at least two pull requests
  • TaskFork the project repository and branch off to make changes for the pull requests
  • TaskSubmit the pull requests with clear documentation and thorough explanation of the changes
  • TaskFind an open-source JavaScript project on platforms like GitHub or GitLab
  • TaskIdentify two areas for improvement or new features in the chosen project

10OKRs to enhance the accessibility and utility of Customer Care Applications

  • ObjectiveEnhance the accessibility and utility of Customer Care Applications
  • Key ResultDecrease application error reports by 30%
  • TaskEstablish stronger error tracking and fixing systems
  • TaskTrain development team on advanced debugging methods
  • TaskImplement rigorous software testing before product launch
  • Key ResultIncrease app user engagement by adding two new customer-centric features
  • TaskImplement and promote the new features within the app
  • TaskIdentify customer needs through surveys or feedback tools
  • TaskDesign two new customer-centric features based on the identified needs
  • Key ResultImprove app user interface for 25% higher customer satisfaction rate
  • TaskConduct user testing to identify areas for interface improvement
  • TaskImplement design changes based on user testing feedback
  • TaskMonitor user reviews and satisfaction metrics post-update

11OKRs to enhance student vocabulary comprehension and application

  • ObjectiveEnhance student vocabulary comprehension and application
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% improvement in students' test scores measuring vocabulary understanding
  • TaskImplement interactive vocabulary learning apps
  • TaskIntegrate vocabulary flashcards into daily study routines
  • TaskOrganize weekly vocabulary quizzes for reinforcement
  • Key ResultIncorporate 20 new vocabulary words into each assignment to promote usage
  • TaskRequire usage of vocabulary words in assignment answers
  • TaskIdentify 20 relevant vocabulary words for each assignment
  • TaskIncorporate selected words into assignment instructions
  • Key ResultIncrease students' vocabulary retention by 30% through weekly quizzes

12OKRs to implement fraud reporting applications for customers

  • ObjectiveImplement fraud reporting applications for customers
  • Key ResultLaunch application and achieve 30% adoption among active customers within one month
  • TaskInitiate a marketing campaign for app awareness
  • TaskOffer attractive incentives for initial app adopters
  • TaskDevelop a user-friendly and appealing app interface
  • Key ResultTest application with 100 users within three weeks of prototype completion
  • TaskFinalize prototype for application testing
  • TaskRecruit 100 users for application testing
  • TaskConduct application testing within three weeks
  • Key ResultDevelop a prototype for the fraud reporting application in two weeks
  • TaskDevelop a functional prototype within the deadline
  • TaskConduct and document initial usability tests
  • TaskOutline necessary features for the fraud reporting app

13OKRs to achieve proficiency as a middle level java developer

  • ObjectiveAchieve proficiency as a middle level java developer
  • Key ResultSuccessfully finish 2+ programming projects utilizing complex Java frameworks
  • TaskDedicate time each day to coding and project progress
  • TaskContinuously test and debug until projects are completed
  • TaskSelect two projects utilizing complex Java frameworks
  • Key ResultGet certified as a Sun Certified Java Programmer
  • TaskStudy and complete any prerequisite coursework or training
  • TaskResearch requirements for Sun Certified Java Programmer certification
  • TaskRegister and pass the certification exam
  • Key ResultComplete 3 advanced Java courses with a score of 85% or higher
  • TaskDedicate time daily to studying course material
  • TaskAim to achieve at least 85% on all tests/assignments
  • TaskResearch and enroll in 3 advanced Java courses

14OKRs to significantly increase application's monthly revenue

  • ObjectiveSignificantly increase application's monthly revenue
  • Key ResultImplement three new premium features to encourage subscription upgrades
  • TaskIncorporate effective marketing strategies to promote new features
  • TaskDevelop new premium features based on the research findings
  • TaskResearch popular premium features in similar subscription-based platforms
  • Key ResultBoost user base by 30% through marketing and referral initiatives
  • TaskLaunch a refer-a-friend program with enticing incentives
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive, target audience-specific social media campaign
  • TaskConduct extensive email marketing with personalized content
  • Key ResultImprove user retention rate by 20% with user feedback and app enhancements
  • TaskImplement app enhancements based on identified areas
  • TaskGather user feedback via surveys, reviews, and direct communication
  • TaskAnalyze feedback to identify areas for app improvement

Application Developer OKR best practices to boost success

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Application Developer OKRs in a strategy map

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs 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

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 Application Developer OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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