7 customisable OKR examples for Cross Functional Project Team

What are Cross Functional Project 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 Cross Functional Project 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 customisable Cross Functional Project Team OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Cross Functional Project 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!

1. OKR to ascend to a prominent leadership position within the company

  • ObjectiveAscend to a prominent leadership position within the company
  • Key ResultLead a cross-functional project showcasing collaboration and leadership acumen
  • TaskFoster teamwork through regular meetings and progress updates
  • TaskIdentify and assign responsibilities to cross-functional project team members
  • TaskDevelop and communicate project goals and timelines to all stakeholders
  • Key ResultComplete advanced management training course to enhance leadership skills
  • TaskEnroll in a suitable advanced management training course
  • TaskDiligently participate in all course sessions and activities
  • TaskImplement learned leadership strategies in daily management practices
  • Key ResultExceed current KPIs by 20% to showcase potential for greater responsibility
  • TaskImplement and track progressive success of strategy
  • TaskReview and analyze current KPIs performance
  • TaskDevelop a strategy to boost efficiency by 20%

2. OKR to enhance cross-functional collaboration in team

  • ObjectiveEnhance cross-functional collaboration in team
  • Key ResultIncrease the team's cross-functional skills by 30% by offering relevant training
  • TaskIdentify necessary cross-functional skills for team improvement
  • TaskImplement regular skill development trainings
  • TaskFind suitable training programs for these skills
  • Key ResultConduct minimum 3 team-building activities promoting inter-department collaboration each week
  • TaskIdentify suitable inter-department team-building activities
  • TaskSchedule these activities for each week
  • TaskEnsure each department's participation
  • Key ResultReduce project completion time by 15% through improving cross-functional performance
  • TaskImplement collaborative software for seamless cross-functional communication
  • TaskStreamline workflows across different departments
  • TaskProvide training to improve cross-functional teamwork

3. OKR 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

4. OKR to establish 2024 as the milestone target year

  • ObjectiveEstablish 2024 as the milestone target year
  • Key ResultCultivate cross-functional alignment and involvement with monthly progress towards the 2024 goal
  • TaskOrganize weekly discussions to share updates on the 2024 goal
  • TaskImplement an online platform for real-time progress tracking
  • TaskFacilitate cross-departmental brainstorming sessions for strategy formulation
  • Key ResultPrioritize and initiate at least three major projects aligned with the 2024 vision
  • TaskDevelop a detailed action plan for each project
  • TaskIdentify three critical projects aligned with the 2024 vision
  • TaskAssign resources and initiate execution of projects
  • Key ResultDefine and outline a comprehensive strategic roadmap geared towards 2024
  • TaskDraft detailed plans for each prioritized activity
  • TaskPrioritize and sequence roadmap activities based on strategic objectives
  • TaskIdentify key business goals for the 2024 strategic roadmap

5. OKR to strengthen cross-functional team collaboration

  • ObjectiveStrengthen cross-functional team collaboration
  • Key ResultReduce resolution time for team conflicts by 30%
  • TaskDefine clear process for handling disputes promptly
  • TaskImplement conflict resolution training for all team members
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust the conflict resolution process
  • Key ResultImplement two new communication tools to aid team interaction and engagement
  • TaskIdentify top two communication tools suitable for team engagement
  • TaskPurchase and install chosen communication tools
  • TaskConduct training sessions on using new tools
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in collaborative projects compared to last quarter
  • TaskInitiate regular brainstorming sessions for project ideas
  • TaskDevelop incentives for collaborative project participation
  • TaskFormulate strategies to strengthening team cooperation and communication

6. OKR to seek and secure a leadership role within the company

  • ObjectiveSeek and secure a leadership role within the company
  • Key ResultObtain cross-functional training in at least two other departments
  • TaskIdentify two departments to receive cross-functional training in
  • TaskRequest cross-functional training approval from respective department heads
  • TaskBegin scheduled training sessions with selected departments
  • Key ResultImplement a feedback system for continuous learning and leadership growth
  • TaskIdentify key performance indicators for leadership qualities
  • TaskEducate leaders on interpreting and applying feedback
  • TaskDesign a system for regular performance feedback
  • Key ResultLead a high-impact project related to key business objectives
  • TaskIdentify key business objectives and project alignment
  • TaskDevelop, execute and monitor a high-impact project plan
  • TaskAssemble a high-performing, cross-functional team

7. OKR to enhance cross-functional collaboration and communication

  • ObjectiveImprove cross-functional communication and collaboration
  • Key ResultIncrease cross-functional team meeting attendance by 50%
  • Key ResultDecrease email response time by 25%
  • Key ResultLaunch a company-wide collaboration platform with 100% adoption
  • Key ResultConduct 3 cross-functional team building activities with a participation rate of 90%

Best practices for managing your Cross Functional Project 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 Cross Functional Project Team OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs 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 Cross Functional Project 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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