15 customisable OKR examples for Architect

What are Architect 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.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Architect to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for 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 Architect OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Architect 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!

1. OKR to design and operationalize robust measurement system

  • ObjectiveDesign and operationalize robust measurement system
  • Key ResultDevelop comprehensive system architecture draft by mid-quarter
  • TaskBegin initial draft focused on system infrastructure and functionality
  • TaskReview, refine, and finalize the comprehensive draft
  • TaskIdentify and list all necessary components for the system architecture
  • Key ResultIdentify and document key metrics for system measurement within 2 weeks
  • Key ResultAchieve 98% data accuracy in system tests by quarter-end
  • TaskConduct frequent comprehensive data audits
  • TaskImplement systematic data cleansing practices
  • TaskEvaluate and enhance existing data validation rules

2. OKR to design a comprehensive solution architecture for in-house projects

  • ObjectiveDesign a comprehensive solution architecture for in-house projects
  • Key ResultPresent and gain approval for solution architecture from key stakeholders, including management and IT teams
  • TaskPrepare comprehensive presentation detailing solution architecture
  • TaskSchedule meeting with stakeholders and IT team
  • TaskPresent solution architecture, seeking approval
  • Key ResultDevelop detailed solution architecture that aligns with business objectives and enables scalability
  • TaskDesign a detailed solution architecture blueprint
  • TaskEnsure alignment between architecture and business goals
  • TaskIdentify business objectives and scalability requirements
  • Key ResultConduct thorough analysis of current systems and requirements to identify gaps and needs
  • TaskReview current systems and requirements for accuracy and efficiency
  • TaskIdentify gaps within existing systems and requirements
  • TaskDetermine future needs based on identified gaps

3. OKR to define S4 HANA's Transportation Management Solution Architecture

  • ObjectiveDefine S4 HANA's Transportation Management Solution Architecture
  • Key ResultIdentify and document all functional requirements for the solution by end of week 6
  • TaskList all anticipated functional requirements for the solution
  • TaskCreate a detailed document outlining these requirements
  • TaskComplete documentation process by end of week 6
  • Key ResultComplete architectural design to meet identified requirements by week 8
  • TaskDraft initial architectural design based on requirements
  • TaskComplete and review final architectural design by week 8
  • TaskFinalize identified requirements for architectural design
  • Key ResultValidate design through a prototype achieving 95% requirement coverage by week 12
  • TaskCreate a detailed design prototype based on project requirements
  • TaskAdjust design and prototype as needed by week 12
  • TaskConduct prototype testing ensuring 95% requirement coverage

4. OKR to master cloud services architecture: argocd, kubernates, istio, terraform

  • ObjectiveMaster cloud services architecture: argocd, kubernates, istio, terraform
  • Key ResultDeliver a presentation on the learnings and real-world application of these technologies
  • TaskPractice the presentation for clear and engaging delivery
  • TaskPrepare comprehensive slides to explain key technology learnings
  • TaskResearch real-world application examples of these technologies
  • Key ResultObtain certification in Kubernetes and ArgoCD within the agreed time frame
  • TaskDedicate specific hours each week for course work and study
  • TaskSchedule and complete certification exams before the deadline
  • TaskResearch and enroll in a reputable Kubernetes and ArgoCD certification course
  • Key ResultSuccessfully deploy 3 projects using Istio and Terraform by quarter end
  • TaskDevelop a deployment strategy using Istio and Terraform
  • TaskIdentify the requirements and scope for each of the 3 projects
  • TaskExecute deployment plan, monitor progress, and troubleshoot any issues

5. OKR to enhance cloud architecture expertise and expand project portfolio

  • ObjectiveEnhance cloud architecture expertise and expand project portfolio
  • Key ResultObtain advanced certification in cloud architecture
  • TaskSchedule and take the cloud architecture certification exam
  • TaskEnroll in study courses or training programs for the certification
  • TaskResearch potential certifications in cloud architecture and their requirements
  • Key ResultLead training sessions on cloud architecture best practices for team members
  • TaskSchedule regular training sessions for team members
  • TaskIdentify topics and develop training curriculum on cloud architecture
  • TaskEvaluate team members' understanding post-training
  • Key ResultSuccessfully implement five cloud solutions for clients
  • TaskMonitor and adjust strategies for optimal performance
  • TaskIdentify suitable cloud solutions for client's specific needs
  • TaskDevelop custom implementation strategies for each client

6. OKR to develop a scalable architecture for a video streaming platform

  • ObjectiveDevelop a scalable architecture for a video streaming platform
  • Key ResultIntegrate a monitoring system to ensure 99.99% platform availability and uptime
  • Key ResultAchieve an average video load time of 3 seconds or less for 95% of users
  • Key ResultIncrease platform's streaming capacity by 30% to accommodate higher user traffic
  • TaskConduct load testing and identify performance bottlenecks to optimize streaming capacity
  • TaskImplement content delivery network (CDN) to distribute traffic and reduce latency
  • TaskOptimize server configurations to increase platform's streaming capacity by 30%
  • TaskUpgrade network infrastructure for improved bandwidth and faster streaming capabilities
  • Key ResultImplement a distributed storage solution to reduce data retrieval time by 20%
  • TaskDesign and develop a robust distributed storage architecture
  • TaskImplement and thoroughly test the chosen distributed storage solution
  • TaskResearch and identify suitable distributed storage solutions
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis of the current storage system

7. OKR to simplify API architecture and retire outdated assets

  • ObjectiveSimplify API architecture and retire outdated assets
  • Key ResultMerge 6 old APIs into 2 new APIs with full functionality and compatibility
  • Key ResultDecommission old assets and ensure all endpoints are no longer utilized or maintained
  • TaskNotify relevant stakeholders regarding the decommissioning plan and timeline
  • TaskExecute the proper disposal or repurposing of the decommissioned assets
  • TaskConduct a final audit to confirm that all endpoints are no longer in use
  • TaskIdentify and inventory all old assets within the organization
  • Key ResultReduce system response time by 20% and improve overall API performance
  • Key ResultSuccessfully migrate all existing data and functionalities without any loss or interruptions
  • TaskContinuously monitor and test migrated data and functionalities for any potential issues
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive migration plan detailing step-by-step procedures and timelines
  • TaskExecute data migration process meticulously, ensuring accuracy and completeness
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis to identify all existing data and functionalities

8. 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

9. OKR to streamline data architecture to enhance overall efficiency and decision-making

  • ObjectiveStreamline data architecture to enhance overall efficiency and decision-making
  • Key ResultImprove data governance framework to ensure data quality and compliance
  • TaskIdentify and rectify gaps in the current data governance policies
  • TaskImplement regular compliance checks and audits for data management
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive data quality standards and measurement metrics
  • Key ResultEnhance data infrastructure scalability to support future growth and evolving needs
  • TaskImplement scalable data management solutions
  • TaskMonitor and adjust scalability strategies regularly
  • TaskEvaluate current data infrastructure strengths and limitations
  • Key ResultIncrease data integration automation to reduce manual efforts by 30%
  • TaskImplement automation software to streamline data integration
  • TaskMonitor and assess efficiency improvements post-implementation
  • TaskEvaluate existing data integration processes and identify manual efforts

10. OKR to enhance the accounting, financial, and tax processes architecture

  • ObjectiveEnhance the accounting, financial, and tax processes architecture
  • Key ResultImplement a new accounting system, improving data accuracy by 30%
  • TaskImplement regular data accuracy checks
  • TaskTrain staff on new software operations
  • TaskResearch and choose an advanced accounting system
  • Key ResultDecrease tax-related errors by 20% through updated software integration
  • TaskTrain staff effectively on new software usage
  • TaskResearch and identify advanced tax software solutions
  • TaskImplement selected software into company systems
  • Key ResultIncrease process automation by 25% reducing manual efforts in financial tasks
  • TaskTrain all finance team members on new automated systems
  • TaskReview and adjust automation protocols regularly for efficiency
  • TaskImplement advanced accounting software for streamlined financial operations

11. OKR to optimize AWS Costs

  • ObjectiveOptimize AWS Costs
  • Key ResultDecrease monthly AWS spend by 15% compared to the previous quarter
  • TaskImplement automatic scaling and resource utilization monitoring for cost-effective resource provisioning
  • TaskImplement AWS Cost Explorer to analyze spending patterns and identify optimization opportunities
  • TaskOptimize EC2 instances and remove unused resources to reduce AWS usage costs
  • TaskUtilize Reserved Instances and Savings Plans to save on compute and database service costs
  • Key ResultIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary or unused AWS resources
  • TaskRemove or terminate any unnecessary or redundant AWS resources immediately
  • TaskEvaluate the purpose and necessity of each identified unused resource
  • TaskRegularly monitor and audit AWS resources to ensure ongoing resource optimization
  • TaskReview all AWS resources to identify any that are not actively being used
  • Key ResultImplement cost-saving measures, such as Reserved Instances and Spot Instances utilization
  • Key ResultConduct regular cost analysis to track and report savings achieved from optimization efforts
  • TaskCompile a comprehensive report showcasing the achieved savings and present it to stakeholders
  • TaskReview cost data and compare it to previous periods to identify potential savings
  • TaskAnalyze cost drivers and evaluate opportunities for optimization in different areas
  • TaskImplement a system to regularly track and monitor ongoing optimization efforts and cost savings

12. OKR to enhance proficiency in handling and developing AWS

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in handling and developing AWS
  • Key ResultScore 90% or higher in final assessment of a professional-level AWS course
  • TaskRepeatedly take and review practice exams before the final exam
  • TaskRegularly review and understand all course materials and lecture notes
  • TaskInvest time in practical AWS exercises and projects
  • Key ResultComplete 4 accredited AWS setup and maintenance online courses by end of quarter
  • TaskComplete all coursework and assessments before the due date
  • TaskEstablish a consistent study schedule to complete the courses
  • TaskResearch and select 4 accredited AWS setup and maintenance online courses
  • Key ResultSuccessfully deploy and maintain 3 AWS applications without significant errors
  • TaskUse AWS Elastic Beanstalk for application deployment
  • TaskRegularly backup data using AWS Backup services
  • TaskEstablish comprehensive monitoring using AWS CloudWatch

13. OKR to enhance architectural vision and delivery quality

  • ObjectiveEnhance architectural vision and delivery quality
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% client satisfaction rating for completed architectural projects
  • TaskFoster open communication for client queries
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate client satisfaction
  • TaskImplement client feedback in final project designs
  • Key ResultIncrease departmental collaboration on innovative design concepts
  • TaskCreate shared online platform for design ideas discussion
  • TaskEstablish interdisciplinary project teams for innovation design
  • TaskImplement regular brainstorming sessions across different departments
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new quality control measures to optimize project delivery
  • TaskResearch effective quality control methods to address deficiencies
  • TaskIdentify two deficiencies in the current project delivery process
  • TaskDevelop and implement quality control measures based on research

14. OKR 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

15. OKR to enhance the architecture of accounting, financial, and tax processes

  • ObjectiveEnhance the architecture of accounting, financial, and tax processes
  • Key ResultAchieve at least a 15% increased in efficacy in financial reporting
  • TaskProvide thorough training for staff on financial reporting
  • TaskStandardize reporting templates and process
  • TaskImplement advanced financial management software
  • Key ResultImplement a new, streamlined accounting system capable of reducing process time by 30%
  • TaskTrain staff on the new accounting system
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies in the current accounting system
  • TaskProcure or design a streamlined accounting software
  • Key ResultSuccessfully complete 100% of financial and tax process updates without disrupting business operations
  • TaskTest updates during low-impact business hours
  • TaskRegularly review existing financial and tax processes
  • TaskDevelop and implement necessary process updates

Best practices for managing your Architect 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 Architect OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full 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

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 Architect OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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