3 customisable OKR examples for Code Review Team

What are Code Review Team 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.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Code Review Team 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 Code Review Team OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Code Review 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!

1OKRs to improve code quality through effective code reviews

  • ObjectiveImprove code quality through effective code reviews
  • Key ResultReduce average time taken to complete code reviews
  • TaskSet clear expectations and guidelines for code reviews
  • TaskUse automated tools for code analysis and review to enhance efficiency
  • TaskImplement a peer review process to streamline code reviews
  • TaskProvide regular code review training sessions for team members
  • Key ResultImplement and track improvements in code review feedback incorporation rate
  • TaskConduct a survey to collect feedback from developers on barriers to incorporating code review feedback
  • TaskAnalyze the survey results to identify the common barriers to incorporating code review feedback
  • TaskImplement a tracking system to monitor and measure the improvements in code review feedback incorporation rate
  • TaskDevelop a training program to address the identified barriers and improve feedback incorporation rate
  • Key ResultIncrease team members' satisfaction with code review process
  • Key ResultIncrease average number of bugs caught through code review per week

2OKRs to enhance Developer Quality

  • ObjectiveEnhance Developer Quality
  • Key ResultFoster collaboration by establishing cross-functional teams to deliver one successful project
  • TaskClearly define the roles and responsibilities of each team member to ensure clarity
  • TaskFacilitate regular communication and meetings among team members to encourage collaboration
  • TaskIdentify key individuals from different departments to form cross-functional teams
  • TaskProvide the necessary resources and support to enable teams to successfully deliver the project
  • Key ResultEnhance technical skills through monthly training sessions with at least 90% attendance
  • TaskMonitor and track attendance of each team member for training sessions
  • TaskProvide relevant and informative training materials for each session
  • TaskCommunicate the importance of attending training sessions to all team members
  • TaskEstablish a monthly schedule for training sessions
  • Key ResultIncrease code quality by implementing code review process and achieving an average rating of 4 out of 5
  • TaskEstablish a designated code review team to review and provide constructive feedback on code submissions
  • TaskImplement a systematic code review process and ensure all code changes undergo thorough review
  • TaskDefine clear coding guidelines and standards to be followed during the code review process
  • TaskRegularly measure and track the code review ratings, identifying areas of improvement and addressing them
  • Key ResultImprove efficiency by decreasing average bug fix time to less than 24 hours

3OKRs to streamline testing process for new features

  • ObjectiveStreamline testing process for new features
  • Key ResultTrain 100% of the testing team on efficient, newly-introduced testing procedures
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the team’s understanding post-training
  • TaskIdentify the updated testing procedures for training
  • TaskOrganise comprehensive training sessions for the team
  • Key ResultImplement automated testing for 70% of new features
  • TaskDevelop automated testing scripts for the features
  • TaskIntegrate tests into the development process
  • TaskIdentify new features viable for automated testing
  • Key ResultDecrease the average feature testing time by 35%
  • TaskImplement automated testing for common test scenarios
  • TaskTrain team on efficient testing strategies
  • TaskConduct regular code reviews to identify issues early

Code Review Team 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

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Code Review Team OKRs in a strategy map

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 Code Review 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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