3 customisable OKR examples for Board Management

What are Board Management 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.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Board Management 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 Board Management OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Board Management. 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!

1OKRs to efficiently manage and coordinate the Trello board

  • ObjectiveEfficiently manage and coordinate the Trello board
  • Key ResultReduce overdue tasks on Trello by 20%
  • TaskPrioritize and reassign less urgent tasks to the team
  • TaskImplement daily reminders for due tasks
  • TaskEnhance task management training for all team members
  • Key ResultImprove response time to task updates on Trello to less than 1 hr
  • TaskSet mobile notifications for immediate Trello task updates
  • TaskPrioritize responding to Trello updates promptly
  • TaskSchedule regular intervals to check Trello throughout the day
  • Key ResultIncrease task completion rate on Trello by 25%
  • TaskImplement daily reminders for pending tasks
  • TaskEnhance visibility of task deadlines
  • TaskConduct weekly task completion training sessions

2OKRs to build a robust Advisory Board with ten industry-leading experts

  • ObjectiveBuild a robust Advisory Board with ten industry-leading experts
  • Key ResultIdentify and list at least 30 potential experts for Advisory Board roles
  • Key ResultSuccessfully onboard ten selected experts onto the Advisory Board
  • TaskIdentify and confirm availability of selected experts for Advisory Board positions
  • TaskArrange necessary paperwork for official appointments
  • TaskSchedule orientation session to brief experts about responsibilities
  • Key ResultReach out and hold preliminary discussions with the shortlisted 30 experts
  • TaskCompile the contact details of the shortlisted 30 experts
  • TaskSchedule and initiate outreach to each expert
  • TaskDraft a professional invitation for preliminary discussions

3OKRs to optimize Trello Board for effective team OKR management

  • ObjectiveOptimize Trello Board for effective team OKR management
  • Key ResultConduct 5 training sessions on Trello usage to increase team efficiency by 20%
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive Trello training curriculum
  • TaskSchedule and conduct five Trello training sessions
  • TaskIdentify Trello features that boost team efficiency
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% of team updates their respective OKRs on Trello weekly
  • TaskIssue weekly reminder emails to update OKRs on Trello
  • TaskGive a short training on updating OKRs on Trello
  • TaskImplement OKRs review during team meetings
  • Key ResultImprove Trello Board navigation efficiency by 30% through reorganization and streamlining
  • TaskTrain team on navigation improvements to ensure smoother usage
  • TaskImplement an intuitive, uniform labeling system across all boards
  • TaskReview all current Trello boards for possible streamlining opportunities

Board Management OKR best practices to boost success

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Board Management OKRs in a strategy map

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

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 Board Management 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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