5 customisable OKR examples for Automated Testing

What are Automated Testing 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.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Automated Testing to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting 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 Automated Testing OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Automated Testing. 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 streamline testing process for new features

  • ObjectiveStreamline testing process for new features
  • Key ResultTrain 100% of the testing team on efficient, newly-introduced testing procedures
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the team’s understanding post-training
  • TaskIdentify the updated testing procedures for training
  • TaskOrganise comprehensive training sessions for the team
  • Key ResultImplement automated testing for 70% of new features
  • TaskDevelop automated testing scripts for the features
  • TaskIntegrate tests into the development process
  • TaskIdentify new features viable for automated testing
  • Key ResultDecrease the average feature testing time by 35%
  • TaskImplement automated testing for common test scenarios
  • TaskTrain team on efficient testing strategies
  • TaskConduct regular code reviews to identify issues early

2. OKR to enhance the quality of the company's testing process

  • ObjectiveEnhance the quality of the company's testing process
  • Key ResultReduce the number of bugs found post-release by 30%
  • TaskImplement continuous training for the development team
  • TaskDevelop rigorous pre-launch software testing protocols
  • TaskEnhance code review processes and quality checks
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% accuracy rate in every conducted testing
  • TaskReview and refine testing procedures and tools
  • TaskImplement comprehensive training on test protocol
  • TaskConduct regular monitoring and performance evaluation
  • Key ResultImplement two new automated testing tools to streamline process
  • TaskResearch and select two suitable automated testing tools
  • TaskTrain the team on usage and integration of tools
  • TaskPurchase and install chosen automated testing tools

3. OKR to implement an Automated Patching Process

  • ObjectiveImplement an Automated Patching Process
  • Key ResultIdentify and document the current patching process by end of week 2
  • TaskUpdate and finalize the patch documentation
  • TaskIdentify gaps and areas for improvement
  • TaskReview the existing patching process documentation
  • Key ResultDevelop and test the automated patching system by week 6
  • TaskDesign the blueprint for the automated patching system
  • TaskConduct thorough testing of the system
  • TaskDevelop the automated patching system
  • Key ResultDeploy the automation system and resolve 95% of patching issues independently by week 8
  • TaskInstall and configure the automation system
  • TaskDevelop an autocorrect feature for patching issues
  • TaskIndependently resolve 95% patch errors
  • Key ResultEstablish requirements for the automated patching system by week 4
  • TaskDetermine the system's security requirements
  • TaskDefine the system compatibility and integration needs
  • TaskIdentify necessary features for the automated patching system

4. 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

5. OKR to enhance product quality and decrease bugs

  • ObjectiveEnhance product quality and decrease bugs
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction survey score by at least 10 points
  • TaskRegularly ask for customer feedback and make improvements
  • TaskTrain customer service reps in empathy and communication
  • TaskImplement a strategy for efficient after-sales customer service
  • Key ResultImplement automated testing for all critical functionalities
  • TaskIdentify all critical functionalities requiring automated testing
  • TaskExecute tests and troubleshoot issues identified
  • TaskDevelop automated testing scripts for these functions
  • Key ResultDecrease bugs by 25% compared to current version
  • TaskEnhance debugging tools to identify hidden bugs
  • TaskImplement rigorous testing procedures before code deployment
  • TaskEncourage developers to regularly perform code reviews

Best practices for managing your Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing 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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