7 OKR examples for Cloud Infrastructure Team

What are Cloud Infrastructure Team OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Cloud Infrastructure Team 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 Cloud Infrastructure Team OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Cloud Infrastructure Team Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to increase efficiency and scalability through cloud deployment

  • ObjectiveIncrease efficiency and scalability through cloud deployment
  • Key ResultEnhance data security by implementing robust cloud security protocols and achieving compliance certifications
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive review of current cloud security protocols and identify weaknesses
  • TaskRegularly monitor and assess cloud security protocols and update as needed
  • TaskDevelop and implement an updated cloud security framework based on industry best practices
  • TaskEnsure all necessary compliance certifications are achieved and regularly maintained
  • Key ResultAchieve a minimum of 99.9% uptime by ensuring seamless integration and high availability in the cloud
  • Key ResultImprove response time by optimizing cloud infrastructure to achieve 20% faster application performance
  • TaskAnalyze current cloud infrastructure to identify performance bottlenecks hindering application response time
  • TaskOptimize code and queries by analyzing and improving inefficient code segments
  • TaskUtilize content delivery network (CDN) for faster content delivery and reduced latency
  • TaskImplement caching mechanisms to store frequently accessed data and minimize database calls
  • Key ResultReduce infrastructure costs by migrating 80% of applications and services to the cloud

OKRs to implement effective cloud cost management and budget alignment strategies

  • ObjectiveImplement effective cloud cost management and budget alignment strategies
  • Key ResultIncrease forecast accuracy for cloud spending by 20% via predictive analytics
  • TaskContinuously improve data models for better forecasting accuracy
  • TaskImplement rigorous testing and validation of predictive models
  • TaskDevelop precise predictive analytics algorithms for cloud spending
  • Key ResultReduce overall cloud expenditure by 15% using cost-optimization strategies
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate underutilized or idle cloud resources
  • TaskOptimize cloud storage and data transfer processes
  • TaskImplement automation and scale-down capabilities
  • Key ResultImplement a cloud cost governance framework that achieves 100% budget adherence
  • TaskEstablish financial controls and reporting tools
  • TaskMonitor cost usage and optimize resources regularly
  • TaskDefine a strict budget for your cloud services

OKRs to efficiently migrate services and databases to Google Cloud

  • ObjectiveEfficiently migrate services and databases to Google Cloud
  • Key ResultAchieve minimal downtime during the migration process
  • TaskConduct regular communication regarding the migration process with all relevant stakeholders
  • TaskPerform a thorough assessment of the existing infrastructure and identify potential issues
  • TaskDevelop a detailed migration plan with clear timelines and allocated resources
  • TaskImplement redundancy measures and backup systems to minimize the impact of any disruptions
  • Key ResultOptimize costs by analyzing and implementing cost-effective solutions in Google Cloud
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary services or resources to reduce expenses
  • TaskRegularly monitor and review cost reports and adjust strategies accordingly
  • TaskResearch and implement more cost-effective alternatives or optimized configurations for existing services
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis of current Google Cloud services and associated costs
  • Key ResultEnsure seamless data migration from existing databases to Google Cloud
  • TaskPerform necessary data cleansing and transformation to ensure compatibility with Google Cloud
  • TaskAssess current database structure and data volume for smooth migration planning
  • TaskCreate a detailed data migration strategy outlining steps, tools, and timelines
  • TaskExecute step-by-step migration process, verifying data integrity and minimizing downtime
  • Key ResultSuccessfully migrate all services from current platform to Google Cloud

OKRs to successful migration of services from OnPremise to cloud

  • ObjectiveSuccessful migration of services from OnPremise to cloud
  • Key ResultIdentify and categorize all OnPremise services for migration by end of Week 3
  • TaskCompile a list of all OnPremise services currently in use
  • TaskCategorize each service based on priority for migration
  • TaskCreate a detailed migration schedule by end of Week 3
  • Key ResultConduct post-migration validation to ensure 100% functionality for all migrated services
  • TaskVerify functionality of every migrated service
  • TaskResolve any identified post-migration issues
  • TaskConduct post-migration system checks
  • Key ResultAchieve 70% service migration while ensuring zero disruption in client services
  • TaskIdentify and prioritize critical services for migration
  • TaskDevelop and execute a detailed migration plan
  • TaskContinuously monitor and troubleshoot during migration

OKRs to acquire GCP certification with strong knowledge and skills

  • ObjectiveAcquire GCP certification with strong knowledge and skills
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback from a GCP certified professional on the project implementation
  • TaskImplement any suggested improvements or modifications based on the feedback received
  • TaskPrepare a detailed presentation showcasing the positive outcomes and key milestones achieved
  • TaskCollect essential data and testimonials from team members about their experience with the project
  • TaskRequest a meeting with the GCP certified professional to discuss the project implementation
  • Key ResultComplete all GCP training modules and hands-on exercises with a passing score
  • TaskComplete all hands-on exercises by following the provided instructions
  • TaskTake and pass all assessments with a passing score to successfully finish the training
  • TaskStudy the training material thoroughly to understand the concepts and procedures
  • TaskEnroll in all GCP training modules and access hands-on exercises
  • Key ResultSuccessfully pass the GCP practice exams with a score above 90%
  • TaskReview GCP documentation and whitepapers to supplement study materials
  • TaskCreate a study schedule with dedicated time each day
  • TaskIdentify weak areas and focus on studying those topics more thoroughly
  • TaskTake timed practice exams to improve speed and build endurance
  • Key ResultImplement a practical GCP project showcasing proficiency in relevant technologies
  • TaskResearch and select relevant GCP technologies and tools to be utilized
  • TaskDefine project scope, objectives, and requirements
  • TaskDevelop and implement the GCP project, ensuring proficiency in all selected technologies
  • TaskPlan and design the architecture and workflow of the GCP project

OKRs to successfully migrate on-premises infrastructure to cloud service

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate on-premises infrastructure to cloud service
  • Key ResultTrain all team members on how to use the new cloud service effectively
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all team members
  • TaskIdentify suitable training course for new cloud service
  • TaskMonitor and assess team's proficiency post-training
  • Key ResultComplete migration of all essential data and applications using cloud service
  • TaskBegin transferring prioritized data to the cloud service
  • TaskAssess and categorize all data and applications for migration
  • TaskConduct thorough post-migration testing and verification
  • Key ResultAchieve cost savings of at least 20% compared to current on-premises setup
  • TaskEstablish and implement a company-wide energy saving program
  • TaskEvaluate and implement more efficient, cost-effective technologies
  • TaskInitiate negotiations with current vendors for price reductions

OKRs to efficiently eliminate the existing datacenter to minimize costs

  • ObjectiveEfficiently eliminate the existing datacenter to minimize costs
  • Key ResultReduce data center infrastructure costs by 20% through efficient decommissioning
  • TaskIdentify underutilized or outdated equipment for decommissioning
  • TaskEvaluate effectiveness of current data center infrastructure
  • TaskImplement efficient decommissioning processes to reduce costs
  • Key ResultAchieve 30% cost savings by transitioning to cloud-based services
  • TaskAnalyze cost comparison between current and cloud-based services
  • TaskDevelop and implement transition plan to cloud services
  • TaskIdentify potential cloud-based service providers
  • Key ResultTrain IT team to manage new services, increasing operational efficiency by 25%
  • TaskEvaluate performance improvements post-training
  • TaskIdentify necessary training for IT team for new services
  • TaskSchedule and conduct IT training sessions

Best practices for managing your Cloud Infrastructure Team 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 Cloud Infrastructure Team 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 Cloud Infrastructure Team 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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