4 OKR examples for Automation Enhancement

What are Automation Enhancement 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 Automation Enhancement 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.

Building your own Automation Enhancement OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our Automation Enhancement OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Automation Enhancement 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!

OKRs to enhance automation coverage in UPI's T1 and T2 services

  • ObjectiveEnhance automation coverage in UPI's T1 and T2 services
  • Key ResultDecrease deployment time for T1 and T2 services by 40% using automation
  • TaskContinually review and enhance automation techniques for efficiency
  • TaskImplement automated tools for streamlining T1 and T2 service deployment
  • TaskTrain staff to leverage automation in the deployment process
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% deployment stability for automated T1 and T2 services
  • TaskDevelop robust automation scripts for T1 and T2 services deployment
  • TaskDevelop contingency plans for failed deployments
  • TaskImplement rigorous pre-deployment testing to ensure stability
  • Key ResultExpand backend automation to cover 70% of T1 services by the end of the quarter
  • TaskDevelop an automation strategy and timeline
  • TaskImplement and test automation processes
  • TaskIdentify T1 services suitable for backend automation

OKRs to enhance productivity with increased automation and streamlined administration

  • ObjectiveEnhance productivity with increased automation and streamlined administration
  • Key ResultProvide administration staff with time management training to enhance efficiency by 15%
  • TaskIdentify suitable time management training program for staff
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate efficiency improvements post-training
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for administration staff
  • Key ResultImplement automation tools to minimize manual entry work by 25%
  • TaskIdentify daily processes that involve repetitive manual entry
  • TaskResearch, select, and acquire suitable automation tools
  • TaskTrain staff on utilizing new automation technologies effectively
  • Key ResultReduce paperwork by moving 50% of reports/work to digital platform
  • TaskImplement a reliable digital platform for reports
  • TaskIdentify essential reports suitable for digital transition
  • TaskTrain staff on electronic report submission

OKRs to enhance DevOps operations and efficiency

  • ObjectiveEnhance DevOps operations and efficiency
  • Key ResultReduce code deployment downtime by 30% through improved deployment practices
  • TaskImplement continuous integration and deployment systems
  • TaskIncrease automated testing before deployment
  • TaskSimplify deployment procedures
  • Key ResultImprove system uptime by 20% by optimizing automation processes
  • TaskMonitor changes and adjust strategies accordingly
  • TaskEvaluate current system uptime and identify weak points in automation processes
  • TaskDevelop and implement improvements in automation procedures
  • Key ResultAchieve certification in two additional DevOps management tools to broaden technical skills
  • TaskStudy and pass the certification exams
  • TaskResearch and choose two DevOps management tools for certification
  • TaskEnroll in certification courses for the chosen tools

OKRs to enhance efficiency of month end reporting process

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency of month end reporting process
  • Key ResultAutomate 30% of manual reporting tasks
  • TaskImplement and test automated tasks
  • TaskChoose appropriate reporting automation software
  • TaskIdentify repeatable and time-consuming manual reporting tasks
  • Key ResultIncrease report accuracy by eliminating all data discrepancies
  • TaskDevelop a standardized data input procedure
  • TaskTrain staff on data accuracy best practices
  • TaskImplement regular data auditing processes
  • Key ResultReduce average report generation time by 25%
  • TaskImplement automation software to expedite tasks
  • TaskTrain staff to efficiently utilize reporting tools
  • TaskReview and streamline the current report generation process

Best practices for managing your Automation Enhancement 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

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

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

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

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 Automation Enhancement 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

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

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 Automation Enhancement 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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