Design Systems OKRs

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 a collection of OKRs examples for Design Systems to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

Examples of OKRs for Design Systems

We've added Design Systems Objectives and Key Results, but also the initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

You'll find 2 OKRs examples for Design Systems below, and some extra tips to write better quarterly plans at the end.

OKRs to scale development with a design system

  • ObjectiveEvery team can build interfaces autonomously
  • Key Result80% of the teams are using the UI library to build new features
  • TaskRelease UI kit MVP
  • Key ResultThe Design System covers 100% of common UI components
  • TaskList required components
  • TaskBuild library of components

OKRs to streamline graphic design processes

  • ObjectiveDevelop a self-serve graphic assets library for internal use
  • Key ResultDecrease the number of one-off design tickets by 50%
  • Key ResultMake our entire brand guideline available
  • TaskDesign a useable Keynote template and share
  • TaskMake brand colors accessible on our internal wiki
  • Key ResultDevelop 12 templates Marketing can reuse to build targeted ads
  • ObjectiveBuild a knowledge base and roll out graphics library
  • Key ResultRun 3 workshops with other teams explaining new library and how to work with designers
  • Key ResultCreate 2 knowledge base pages per week teaching team members how to work with our team

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How to track your OKRs?

It's important to establish a cadence of check-ins for your Design Systems OKRs.

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the benefits from the framework.

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKRs-tracking platform to make things easier.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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