15 customisable OKR examples for Developer

What are Developer 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 have a collection of OKRs examples for Developer to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Developer OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Developer. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs to amplify developer involvement in epic definition and prioritization

  • ObjectiveAmplify developer involvement in epic definition and prioritization
  • Key ResultObtain 90% positive feedback from developers on their influence in defining epics
  • TaskImplement a regular feedback mechanism from developers
  • TaskConduct training on defining epics for developers
  • TaskInvolve developers in epic creation process
  • Key ResultTrain 80% of developers in advanced epic creation and prioritization techniques
  • TaskIdentify suitable training programs on epic creation and prioritization
  • TaskMonitor and track developer training progress
  • TaskEnroll developers in identified training programs
  • Key ResultAchieve 30% increase in developer-led epic prioritization based on weekly reports
  • TaskEstablish incentives for achieving prioritization targets
  • TaskImplement training sessions to improve developer's prioritization skills
  • TaskEnhance weekly reporting system to track progress

2OKRs to improve CI infrastructure by migrating to a modern provider

  • ObjectiveImprove CI infrastructure by migrating to a modern provider
  • Key ResultAchieve 99% uptime for the CI infrastructure on the new provider
  • Key ResultIncrease developer satisfaction by implementing user-friendly and intuitive CI tools
  • TaskProvide training and documentation to ensure developers can effectively use the new CI tools
  • TaskRegularly solicit feedback and make improvements to the CI tools based on developers' input
  • TaskResearch and select user-friendly and intuitive CI tools that meet developers' needs
  • TaskConduct a survey to gather feedback and pain points from developers
  • Key ResultReduce average build time by 20% through optimization of CI pipeline processes
  • TaskOptimize build scripts and dependencies for faster compilation and build times
  • TaskUtilize caching mechanisms to reduce redundant steps and speed up the build process
  • TaskImplement parallel builds and distribute test suites across multiple agents
  • TaskAnalyze current CI pipeline bottlenecks and identify areas for improvement
  • Key ResultSuccessfully migrate all CI repositories and configurations to the new provider
  • TaskAnalyze current CI repositories and configurations
  • TaskCreate a detailed plan for migrating repositories and configurations
  • TaskTest the migration process on a sample repository
  • TaskExecute the migration of all CI repositories and configurations

3OKRs to expand expertise and productivity as a Shopify theme developer

  • ObjectiveExpand expertise and productivity as a Shopify theme developer
  • Key ResultIncrease client satisfaction rates by 20% through improved theme functionality and design
  • TaskSolicit client feedback for actionable insights on theme enhancements
  • TaskRevamp website themes for enhanced visual appeal and functionality
  • TaskConduct usability tests to identify potential design improvements
  • Key ResultDevelop and successfully deploy three new Shopify themes
  • TaskResearch and design three unique layouts for the new Shopify themes
  • TaskSuccessfully deploy each new theme on Shopify's platform
  • TaskImplement and thoroughly test coding for each theme
  • Key ResultObtain advanced certification in Shopify theme development within the quarter
  • TaskTake and pass the certification exam
  • TaskRegister and complete chosen certification course
  • TaskIdentify relevant Shopify theme development certification courses

4OKRs to enhance tactical and strategic leadership skills for software developer team lead

  • ObjectiveEnhance tactical and strategic leadership skills for software developer team lead
  • Key ResultMentor 2 team members to take on micro-leadership roles in the next project
  • TaskProvide regular feedback and coaching
  • TaskShare responsibilities and explain expectations clearly
  • TaskIdentify strengths and areas of growth for each team member
  • Key ResultImplement new strategies and witness a minimum 15% increase in team productivity
  • TaskDevelop and communicate new strategies for identified areas
  • TaskIdentify areas in team processes that require improvement
  • TaskMonitor and measure strategy-driven productivity increases
  • Key ResultCollaborate with HR to attend at least 3 leadership skill training or workshops
  • TaskContact HR to inquire about available leadership training opportunities
  • TaskParticipate actively in each workshop session
  • TaskSchedule times to attend three chosen sessions

5OKRs to improve web and mobile user experience parity

  • ObjectiveImprove web and mobile user experience parity
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of user interactions per session on web and mobile by 15%
  • TaskUtilize personalized recommendations and tailored notifications to engage users and promote interaction
  • TaskOptimize the user interface to enhance navigation and encourage exploring the platform
  • TaskImplement gamification elements to motivate users and incentivize repeat interactions
  • TaskImprove content quality and relevance to increase user engagement and time spent on platform
  • Key ResultReduce the number of critical bugs reported on web and mobile by 30%
  • TaskProvide regular training to the development team on best practices for bug prevention
  • TaskImprove communication between developers and QA team to address critical bug issues efficiently
  • TaskImplement automated testing to catch critical bugs early in the development process
  • TaskConduct thorough code reviews for web and mobile apps before deployment
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction rating for web and mobile platforms by 10%
  • TaskImprove user interface design to enhance user experience and navigation
  • TaskProvide personalized and responsive customer support to address user inquiries and concerns
  • TaskConduct user surveys and gather feedback to identify pain points and areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement faster loading times and optimize performance for seamless user interaction
  • Key ResultDecrease average load time for mobile devices by 20%
  • TaskOptimize server response time by identifying and resolving any bottlenecks or performance issues
  • TaskMinify CSS and JavaScript files to reduce their file size and improve loading times
  • TaskImplement caching mechanisms to store and deliver frequently accessed data more efficiently
  • TaskOptimize images by compressing and reducing their file sizes without loss of quality

6OKRs to enhance backend tech knowledge of two front-end developers

  • ObjectiveEnhance backend tech knowledge of two front-end developers
  • Key ResultConduct 4 comprehensive interactive workshops on different backend technologies
  • TaskCreate marketing campaign to promote workshops
  • TaskSchedule and organize the workshop logistics
  • TaskIdentify topics and experts for each backend technology workshop
  • Key ResultEnsure regular practical assignments for hands-on experience with feedback
  • TaskDevelop a schedule for regular practical assignments
  • TaskMonitor and adjust assignments based on feedback
  • TaskImplement a system for providing constructive feedback
  • Key ResultAchieve 80% improvement in their backend coding skills through weekly testing
  • TaskTake weekly tests to assess improvement
  • TaskDedicate five hours weekly for coding practice
  • TaskEnroll in a reputed online backend coding course

7OKRs to achieve proficiency as a middle level java developer

  • ObjectiveAchieve proficiency as a middle level java developer
  • Key ResultSuccessfully finish 2+ programming projects utilizing complex Java frameworks
  • TaskDedicate time each day to coding and project progress
  • TaskContinuously test and debug until projects are completed
  • TaskSelect two projects utilizing complex Java frameworks
  • Key ResultGet certified as a Sun Certified Java Programmer
  • TaskStudy and complete any prerequisite coursework or training
  • TaskResearch requirements for Sun Certified Java Programmer certification
  • TaskRegister and pass the certification exam
  • Key ResultComplete 3 advanced Java courses with a score of 85% or higher
  • TaskDedicate time daily to studying course material
  • TaskAim to achieve at least 85% on all tests/assignments
  • TaskResearch and enroll in 3 advanced Java courses

8OKRs to enhance skills to become a proficient Shopify app developer

  • ObjectiveEnhance skills to become a proficient Shopify app developer
  • Key ResultDevelop and publish two new Shopify apps with user ratings above 4.5
  • TaskDesign, build, and test two unique Shopify apps
  • TaskLaunch a marketing campaign to encourage high user ratings and feedback
  • TaskResearch popular Shopify apps and identify areas for improvement
  • Key ResultComplete an advanced Shopify app development course with at least 90% score
  • TaskStrive to obtain at least a 90% score on all tests
  • TaskRegister for an advanced Shopify app development course
  • TaskConsistently study course materials to master the subject
  • Key ResultResolve 95% of identified issues in existing apps within 48 hours
  • TaskPrioritize urgent issues that currently affect app functionality
  • TaskAllocate sufficient resources for timely resolution
  • TaskEstablish a rigorous follow-up process post-resolution

9OKRs 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

10OKRs to master backend API handling in React

  • ObjectiveMaster backend API handling in React
  • Key ResultTroubleshoot and resolve all backend data retrieval errors on projects within 2 weeks
  • TaskDevelop solutions for the identified errors
  • TaskImplement solutions and verify problem resolution
  • TaskIdentify all backend data retrieval errors in projects
  • Key ResultPass an online React and backend API course with at least 85% score
  • TaskRegularly study course content and practice coding
  • TaskCheck comprehension by taking all quizzes and exams
  • TaskEnroll in an online React and backend API course
  • Key ResultImplement 3 projects successfully connecting to different backend APIs using React
  • TaskDevelop and test the React code for the APIs
  • TaskSuccessfully connect and implement the project
  • TaskIdentify the three different backend APIs to connect with

11OKRs to enhance web usability to boost conversions and lead quality

  • ObjectiveEnhance web usability to boost conversions and lead quality
  • Key ResultDecrease bounce rate by 15% via improving website navigation
  • TaskImplement intuitive, clear, and user-friendly navigation menus
  • TaskOptimize page loading speed to decrease visitor frustration
  • TaskPerform user experience testing and make necessary adjustments
  • Key ResultReduce page load time by 20% to improve user experience
  • TaskOptimize image sizes to improve webpage loading speeds
  • TaskRemove unused scripts and unnecessary plugins
  • TaskImplement Lazy-loading for content elements
  • Key ResultIncrease conversion rate by 10% through refining call-to-actions
  • TaskImplement successful changes site-wide
  • TaskConduct A/B testing on revised call-to-actions
  • TaskReview existing call-to-actions for clarity and attraction

12OKRs to enhance account profile set up quality on eCommerce website

  • ObjectiveEnhance account profile set up quality on eCommerce website
  • Key ResultEnsure 15% more complete account profiles by adding mandatory fields
  • TaskInclude additional mandatory fields for new account registration
  • TaskModify existing profiles for users to add missing information
  • TaskEnforce complete profile setup before allowing account use
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% decrease in errors made during account profile set up
  • TaskConduct training for staff on correct setup procedure
  • TaskIntroduce a double-check system before final submission
  • TaskImplement a step-by-step tutorial for account profile setup
  • Key ResultIncrease by 20% customer satisfaction scores related to profile set up process
  • TaskSimplify and streamline the profile setup process
  • TaskImplement step-by-step instructions for setup
  • TaskAdd interactive tutorial for profile setup process

13OKRs to enhance the accessibility and utility of Customer Care Applications

  • ObjectiveEnhance the accessibility and utility of Customer Care Applications
  • Key ResultDecrease application error reports by 30%
  • TaskEstablish stronger error tracking and fixing systems
  • TaskTrain development team on advanced debugging methods
  • TaskImplement rigorous software testing before product launch
  • Key ResultIncrease app user engagement by adding two new customer-centric features
  • TaskImplement and promote the new features within the app
  • TaskIdentify customer needs through surveys or feedback tools
  • TaskDesign two new customer-centric features based on the identified needs
  • Key ResultImprove app user interface for 25% higher customer satisfaction rate
  • TaskConduct user testing to identify areas for interface improvement
  • TaskImplement design changes based on user testing feedback
  • TaskMonitor user reviews and satisfaction metrics post-update

14OKRs to increase test automation percentage to 80%

  • ObjectiveIncrease test automation percentage to 80%
  • Key ResultImplement 60% of test automation by the end of the first month
  • TaskDevelop script for selected automated tests
  • TaskIdentify key tests suitable for automation
  • TaskImplement and validate the automated tests
  • Key ResultFinalize and establish 80% test automation by the end of the objective's period
  • TaskIdentify key functionalities requiring automated testing
  • TaskDevelop and implement desired automated tests
  • TaskReview and troubleshoot test results regularly
  • Key ResultImprove test coverage with automation to 70% by end of the second month
  • TaskDevelop and implement automated testing strategies
  • TaskConsistently review and adjust strategies to reach 70% coverage
  • TaskIdentify crucial areas lacking sufficient test coverage

15OKRs to achieve production readiness for MassBalancer ISCC EU feature

  • ObjectiveAchieve production readiness for MassBalancer ISCC EU feature
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% documentation of the MassBalancer ISCC EU feature for user reference
  • TaskIdentify gaps in the current documentation
  • TaskReview existing documentation on the MassBalancer ISCC EU feature
  • TaskUpdate or create necessary documents to fill in gaps
  • Key ResultComplete all necessary development tasks associated with the MassBalancer ISCC EU feature
  • TaskFinalize the code for the MassBalancer ISCC EU feature
  • TaskTest the feature for efficiency and bug fixes
  • TaskRelease and integrate the feature into the main software platform
  • Key ResultSuccessfully conduct beta testing for MassBalancer ISCC EU with zero critical issues
  • TaskSet up and distribute MassBalancer ISCC EU to selected beta testers
  • TaskIdentify and resolve any critical issues immediately
  • TaskRegularly monitor and collect feedback from beta testers

Developer 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 Developer OKRs in a strategy map

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 Developer OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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