15 customisable OKR examples for Application Development Team

What are Application Development Team 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.

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 Development Team. 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 Development Team OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Application Development Team. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR 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

2. OKR 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

3. OKR 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

4. OKR 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

5. OKR 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

6. OKR to enhance application design by solution architect review

  • ObjectiveEnhance application design by solution architect review
  • Key ResultConduct in-depth analysis of current application design flaws
  • TaskAnalyze identified flaws and their impacts on user experience
  • TaskIdentify potential areas of improvement in the application design
  • TaskDevelop a plan to address and fix noted design flaws
  • Key ResultCollaborate with development team to propose and implement design improvements
  • TaskDraft proposed design improvements for team review
  • TaskOversee implementation of agreed-upon design changes
  • TaskOrganize meeting with development team to discuss design enhancements
  • Key ResultTrack and evaluate impact of design changes on overall system performance
  • TaskAnalyze and document performance variations tied to design changes
  • TaskMonitor system performance before and after design changes implementation
  • TaskRun system testing for evaluating design modifications' effectiveness

7. OKR 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

8. OKR to enhance application security knowledge and awareness among teams

  • ObjectiveImprove application security knowledge and awareness
  • Key ResultIncrease the frequency of security checklist reviews by 50%
  • Key ResultConduct at least one security training session per team
  • Key ResultProvide secure coding guidelines and best practices to each team
  • Key ResultImplement a mandatory security certification program for all teams

9. OKR 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

10. OKR 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

11. OKR 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

12. OKR 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

13. OKR to integrate two applications seamlessly

  • ObjectiveIntegrate two applications seamlessly
  • Key ResultImprove user experience by reducing the average response time by 15%
  • Key ResultIncrease data transfer accuracy between applications by 20%
  • TaskConduct regular performance testing and optimization measures on the applications
  • TaskOptimize network infrastructure for faster and more reliable data transmission
  • TaskImplement data validation checks in the application code
  • TaskImprove error handling and logging mechanism for data transfer failures
  • Key ResultReduce integration errors by implementing automated testing, resulting in a 30% decrease in bugs
  • TaskAnalyze and address the root causes of integration errors to prevent future occurrences
  • TaskRegularly update and maintain the automated test suite to match system changes
  • TaskImplement a continuous integration process to detect integration errors early on
  • TaskDevelop automated tests for integration scenarios to ensure proper functionality
  • Key ResultAchieve a 95% success rate in processing transactions between the integrated applications

14. OKR to achieve quicker releases of the real estate application through automation

  • ObjectiveAchieve quicker releases of the real estate application through automation
  • Key ResultReduce bugs by 30% using automated testing tools and practices
  • TaskTrain the team on effective automated testing practices
  • TaskRegularly review and improve testing procedures
  • TaskImplement automated testing tools in the development process
  • Key ResultIncrease deployment frequency by 50% by optimizing the CI/CD pipeline
  • TaskImplement performance monitoring for continuous optimization
  • TaskReview and streamline the existing CI/CD pipeline
  • TaskAutomate tests to reduce bottleneck issues
  • Key ResultImplement an automated roll-back system to minimize downtime by 40%
  • TaskSelect and purchase appropriate roll-back system software
  • TaskResearch available automated roll-back system platforms
  • TaskTrain staff on roll-back system operations and procedures

15. OKR to successfully migrate all applications to a secure DevOps pipeline

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate all applications to a secure DevOps pipeline
  • Key ResultAchieve zero security incidents post-migration in the reviewed applications
  • TaskRegularly review and update security measures
  • TaskImplement solid security mechanisms post-migration
  • TaskConduct thorough security checks and audits before migration
  • Key ResultTrain 80% of development team on secure DevOps pipeline management
  • TaskIdentify team members needing secure DevOps pipeline training
  • TaskOrganize a training program with a competent instructor
  • TaskSchedule and implement training sessions for identified members
  • Key ResultImplement secure DevOps pipeline framework for 50% of existing applications
  • TaskDevelop or acquire the necessary secure DevOps pipeline framework
  • TaskIdentify applications suitable for secure DevOps pipeline implementation
  • TaskRoll out the framework across the identified applications

Best practices for managing your Application Development Team 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

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your 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

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

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 Application Development Team OKRs

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 Development Team OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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