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.
- Every team can build interfaces autonomously
- 80% of the teams are using the UI library to build new features
- Release UI kit MVP
- The Design System covers 100% of common UI components
- List required components
- Build library of components
- Develop a self-serve graphic assets library for internal use
- Decrease the number of one-off design tickets by 50%
- Make our entire brand guideline available
- Design a useable Keynote template and share
- Make brand colors accessible on our internal wiki
- Develop 12 templates Marketing can reuse to build targeted ads
- Build a knowledge base and roll out graphics library
- Run 3 workshops with other teams explaining new library and how to work with designers
- Create 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.
Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.