4 customisable OKR examples for Beta Testing

What are Beta 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.

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.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Beta Testing. 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 Beta Testing OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Beta 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 implement new functionality in our product offering

  • ObjectiveImplement new functionality in our product offering
  • Key ResultObtain 80% positive feedback from beta testers on new functionality
  • TaskDevelop clear, user-friendly instructions for new functionality
  • TaskRegularly monitor and analyze beta tester feedback
  • TaskImplement suggestions for improvements promptly
  • Key ResultFinalize development of 2 new features by meeting acceptance criteria
  • TaskImplement necessary revisions post feedback
  • TaskConduct rigorous testing for each new feature
  • TaskObtain stakeholder approval for the completed features
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% bug-free releases for the new functions
  • TaskTrain team members in systematic debugging techniques
  • TaskSchedule frequent code review sessions amongst developers
  • TaskImplement robust testing protocols for newly developed functions

2. OKR to develop and launch the MVP for a real estate application

  • ObjectiveDevelop and launch the MVP for a real estate application
  • Key ResultSuccessfully execute MVP beta testing with at least 100 potential end-users
  • TaskDevelop a detailed, user-friendly feedback mechanism for beta testers
  • TaskMonitor feedback and data to revise and improve the MVP accordingly
  • TaskIdentify and onboard at least 100 potential end-users for beta testing
  • Key ResultFinalize MVP features and design following user requirements by analyzing market needs
  • Key ResultComplete the development of the application's MVP with essential functionalities
  • TaskAssign development tasks to the team
  • TaskOutline the MVP's essential features and functionality
  • TaskConduct rigorous testing and debugging

3. OKR to develop a cloud-based SAAS loyalty product

  • ObjectiveDevelop a cloud-based SAAS loyalty product
  • Key ResultComplete backend development process meeting 95% of the defined specifications
  • TaskDevelop and test backend according to specifications
  • TaskFinalize defined specifications for backend development process
  • TaskConduct reviews and adjust code to meet 95% specification accuracy
  • Key ResultSuccessfully launch a beta version with less than 3% defects reported
  • TaskPrioritize and swiftly address reported defects
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive testing procedures for beta version
  • TaskProvide effective channels for reporting software defects
  • Key ResultFinalize system specifications and required features by interviewing 20 potential users
  • TaskIdentify and contact 20 potential system users for interviews
  • TaskConduct interviews to finalize system specifications
  • TaskFinalize required features based on user feedback

4. OKR to develop a comprehensive monolingual dictionary

  • ObjectiveDevelop a comprehensive monolingual dictionary
  • Key ResultImplement and test a user-friendly search and organization system
  • TaskDevelop a prototype of the search and organization system
  • TaskRun usability tests with a sample of users
  • TaskRevise system based on user feedback
  • Key ResultGet a 90% positive feedback score from 100 beta users for the dictionary usability
  • TaskImplement real-time customer support to resolve user issues swiftly
  • TaskConduct surveys to gain precise user feedback on dictionary usability
  • TaskImprove dictionary interface based on previous user testing feedback
  • Key ResultList out 10,000 words with detailed definitions and usage by end of the quarter
  • TaskWrite detailed definitions and usage for each word
  • TaskResearch and collect 10,000 words from reliable resources
  • TaskProofread, edit, and finalise the word list

Best practices for managing your Beta 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

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 Beta 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 Beta 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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