8 customisable OKR examples for Applications

What are Applications 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 Applications. 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 Applications OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Applications 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 successfully complete Micro-segmentation for Tier1 and Tier2 applications

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully complete Micro-segmentation for Tier1 and Tier2 applications
  • Key ResultImplement micro-segmentation for at least 60% of prioritized applications
  • TaskDevelop a diagram detailing each application's segmentation
  • TaskExecute approved micro-segmentation plan across identified apps
  • TaskIdentify top 60% of high-priority apps for micro-segmentation
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize all Tier1 and Tier2 applications by end of first month
  • TaskEvaluate the importance and usage of listed applications
  • TaskCompile a list of all Tier1 and Tier2 applications
  • TaskRank applications based on evaluation results
  • Key ResultDevelop an individualized micro-segmentation plan for 75% of identified applications
  • TaskIdentify key characteristics of each application for segmentation
  • TaskImplement segmentation plans on 75% of selected applications
  • TaskCreate customized micro-segmentation strategy for each application

2OKRs to reduce MTTR of critical business applications by 15%

  • ObjectiveReduce MTTR of critical business applications by 15%
  • Key ResultImplement proactive system monitoring to decrease incident occurrences by 20%
  • TaskRegularly review and modify monitoring threshold levels
  • TaskTrain staff on interpreting monitoring alerts and logs
  • TaskDeploy advanced system monitoring tools and software
  • Key ResultIdentify and remediate 30% of recurring application issues by end of quarter
  • TaskDefine metrics to identify recurring application issues
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive troubleshooting guide
  • TaskImplement and monitor remediation strategies
  • Key ResultTrain support team on advanced troubleshooting techniques to improve efficiency by 10%
  • TaskSupervise team practice on simulated support scenarios
  • TaskOrganize advanced troubleshooting skills training sessions
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate team's performance post-training

3OKRs 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

4OKRs to secure satisfying employment amidst summer distractions

  • ObjectiveSecure satisfying employment amidst summer distractions
  • Key ResultNetwork with at least 2 industry professionals daily
  • TaskAttend online industry-related workshops or webinars
  • TaskRegularly participate in LinkedIn discussions
  • TaskArrange weekly information interviews with industry professionals
  • Key ResultCustomize and fine-tune resume for 100% of applications
  • TaskIdentify job posting requirements and align resume skills accordingly
  • TaskIntegrate relevant keywords into the resume text
  • TaskReview and customize resume layout and design
  • Key ResultApply to at least 15 targeted jobs per week
  • TaskUpdate resume and cover letters for each application
  • TaskSubmit applications and track progress weekly
  • TaskResearch and identify 15 specific jobs to apply to each week

5OKRs 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

6OKRs to successfully migrate on-prem applications to cloud setup

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate on-prem applications to cloud setup
  • Key ResultPerform successful trial migration for at least 2 applications without compromising functionality
  • TaskIdentify two applications suitable for migration testing
  • TaskPerform incremental migration while ensuring functionality
  • TaskVerify the successful migration and performance
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize 70% of on-prem applications for migration by comparing impact and feasibility
  • TaskEvaluate each application's migration impact and feasibility
  • TaskList existing on-prem applications for review
  • TaskPrioritize 70% of applications based on evaluation results
  • Key ResultAchieve full migration with zero downtime for the prioritized list of applications
  • TaskTest and implement the migration plan effectively
  • TaskEnsure proper setup for seamless transition without downtime
  • TaskCreate a detailed migration plan for priority applications

7OKRs 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

8OKRs to ensure smooth migration of on-prem applications to cloud setup

  • ObjectiveEnsure smooth migration of on-prem applications to cloud setup
  • Key ResultEnsure zero critical post-migration issues in the final month of the quarter
  • TaskImplement a rigorous software testing process post-migration
  • TaskConduct daily briefs to discuss potential issues
  • TaskSchedule weekly system performance evaluations
  • Key ResultFinalize a comprehensive migration plan with defined roles and responsibilities by week 2
  • TaskIdentify and assign roles and responsibilities to team members
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive migration plan
  • TaskReview and finalize the migration plan by week 2
  • Key ResultAchieve successful migration of 70% of identified applications by week 8
  • TaskIdentify critical applications for migration prioritization by week 2
  • TaskAchieve 70% migration of applications by the end of week 8
  • TaskInitiate migration process of identified applications by week 4

Applications 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 Applications 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

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 Applications 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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