2 customisable OKR examples for Contract Management

What are Contract 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.

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 Contract Management 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 Contract Management OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Contract Management 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 successfully optimize a contract operations project

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully optimize a contract operations project
  • Key ResultImplement optimizations in top-priority area and achieve 20% efficiency increase
  • TaskMonitor and ensure 20% efficiency increase
  • TaskDevelop and implement efficiency improvement strategies
  • TaskIdentify top-priority area requiring optimization
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize 5 potential areas for improvement by end of Week 3
  • TaskRank the areas based on urgency and potential impact
  • TaskIdentify 5 areas in need of improvement within the operations
  • TaskAnalyze the importance and impact of each area
  • Key ResultDocument the optimization process with insights to guide future projects
  • TaskCreate a guide based on insights for future projects
  • TaskAnalyze and record insights gained from the optimization
  • TaskDocument all steps taken during process optimization

2OKRs to establish robust security controls for DHS/ATO and NATO contracts

  • ObjectiveEstablish robust security controls for DHS/ATO and NATO contracts
  • Key ResultConduct quarterly maintenance on all the security controls and document findings
  • TaskDocument observations and any maintenance executed
  • TaskReview all security control systems thoroughly
  • TaskPerform necessary maintenance on security controls
  • Key ResultImplement 5 new security measures aligned with DHS/ATO requirements by a 100%
  • TaskIdentify potential security measures that align with DHS/ATO requirements
  • TaskImplement and test the newly identified security measures
  • TaskReview existing security measures for any DHS/ATO non-compliance
  • Key ResultAchieve zero security breaches related to the NATO contracts information
  • TaskImplement strong encryption on all NATO-related digital communication
  • TaskTrain staff in counter-intelligence and data protection practices
  • TaskRegularly perform rigorous security audits and fix vulnerabilities

Contract 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

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 Contract Management OKRs in a strategy map

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. 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 Contract Management OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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