3 customisable OKR examples for Automation Project Manager

What are Automation Project Manager 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 Project Manager 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 Automation Project Manager OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Automation Project Manager. 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 reduce manual tasks through automation and process improvement

  • ObjectiveReduce manual tasks through automation and process improvement
  • Key ResultImplement automation in 2 core business processes to reduce manual input by 50%
  • TaskSelect effective automation tools for these processes
  • TaskMonitor and implement the automation project
  • TaskIdentify 2 core business processes suitable for automation
  • Key ResultTrain 70% of team members on new automation tools, boosting productivity by 20%
  • TaskIdentify necessary automation tools for increased productivity
  • TaskImplement training for 70% of team members
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training program on these tools
  • Key ResultDecrease manual error rate by 30% with improved checks and balances
  • TaskEstablish a regular error-checking schedule
  • TaskImplement thorough training on protocols and procedures
  • TaskIntroduce advanced error-detection software tools

2. OKR to implement a robust performance measurement system

  • ObjectiveImplement a robust performance measurement system
  • Key ResultConduct a pilot run and fix any identified issue by week 12
  • TaskConduct the pilot run during week 11
  • TaskIdentify and solve any issues by week 12
  • TaskFinalize the pilot run procedure by end of week 10
  • Key ResultDevelop automated processes for tracking these indicators by week 8
  • TaskIdentify necessary indicators for automation by week 2
  • TaskImplement and test automation process by week 7
  • TaskDesign automation process for tracking indicators by week 5
  • Key ResultIdentify and define 10 key performance indicators for system by week 4
  • TaskFinalize and define selected KPIs by week 4
  • TaskReview system functions and operation by week 1
  • TaskIdentify 10 potential performance indicators by week 2

3. OKR to enhance operational efficiency in workflows

  • ObjectiveEnhance operational efficiency in workflows
  • Key ResultTrain 80% of the team on new efficiency-focused strategies and tools
  • TaskOrganize training sessions for team members
  • TaskFollow up on the progress and understanding of trained team members
  • TaskIdentify appropriate efficiency-focused strategies and tools for training
  • Key ResultCut down on unnecessary tasks by 15% through process reevaluation
  • TaskIdentify and list all current tasks
  • TaskEvaluate necessity and efficiency of each task
  • TaskImplement changes to reduce unnecessary tasks
  • Key ResultReduce process cycle times by 10% using automation tools
  • TaskContinuously monitor and optimize automated processes
  • TaskImplement appropriate automation tools
  • TaskIdentify processes that can be efficiently automated

Best practices for managing your Automation Project Manager 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 Automation Project Manager 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 Automation Project Manager 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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