OKRs examples for Developers

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 Developers 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 more about the meaning of OKRs online.

How to use these templates?

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

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 OKRs-tracking tool for it.

We recommend Tability for an easy way to set and track OKRs with your team.

Check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

Developers OKRs templates

The examples have Developers Objectives and Key Results, but they may also include the tasks that can help you get there.

OKRs 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
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OKRs to launch a fully functional React Native application

  • ObjectiveLaunch a fully functional React Native application
  • Key ResultPublish the application on relevant platforms (e.g., App Store, Google Play) and achieve a high user rating and positive feedback
  • Key ResultImplement necessary features and functionalities such as authentication, data storage, and push notifications
  • TaskSet up a secure and scalable data storage solution for storing user data
  • TaskResearch and choose an authentication method suitable for the project requirements
  • TaskTest and validate all implemented features and ensure smooth functionality before deployment
  • TaskIntegrate push notification service to deliver real-time updates and improve user engagement
  • Key ResultConduct thorough and successful testing to ensure the application is robust and bug-free
  • TaskCollaborate with developers to resolve bugs promptly and retest fixed components
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive test plan with clear objectives and test cases
  • TaskConduct regression testing to ensure stability and functionality after bug fixes
  • TaskExecute test cases meticulously and document any bugs or issues discovered
  • Key ResultDevelop and deliver a user-friendly and visually appealing interface for the application
  • TaskConduct user testing to ensure the interface is intuitive and visually appealing
  • TaskConduct user research to identify design preferences and pain points
  • TaskCollaborate with UX/UI designers to refine and enhance the visual elements
  • TaskCreate wireframes and prototypes to visualize the interface design

OKRs to launch the mobile app for health professionals successfully

  • ObjectiveLaunch the mobile app for health professionals successfully
  • Key ResultGenerate a minimum of 100 monthly active users
  • TaskDevelop engaging content and regular updates to drive user engagement
  • TaskCollaborate with influencers or industry experts to promote the platform to larger audiences
  • TaskImplement targeted marketing campaigns to reach new potential users
  • TaskOptimize website for better user experience and faster loading times
  • Key ResultIncrease user sign-ups by 30%
  • Key ResultObtain positive feedback from at least 80% of app beta testers
  • Key ResultAchieve a 4-star rating or higher on app stores
  • TaskEncourage satisfied users to leave positive reviews by offering incentives or reminders
  • TaskImprove user experience by streamlining app features and enhancing user interface
  • TaskImplement a strong app store optimization strategy for improved app discoverability
  • TaskRespond promptly to user feedback and address any reported issues or concerns

OKRs to develop proficiency in TypeScript

  • ObjectiveDevelop proficiency in TypeScript
  • Key ResultParticipate in a minimum of three collaborative projects involving TypeScript, showcasing effective teamwork and contributions
  • TaskContribute effectively to the TypeScript projects by sharing ideas and working collaboratively
  • TaskCommunicate and request to participate in the identified projects
  • TaskShowcasing the completed projects to highlight the effective teamwork and individual contributions
  • TaskIdentify three collaborative projects involving TypeScript
  • Key ResultWrite TypeScript code for at least two personal coding projects, covering different areas of application
  • TaskPlan and brainstorm ideas for two personal coding projects
  • TaskWrite TypeScript code for the first coding project, covering its designated area
  • TaskWrite TypeScript code for the second coding project, covering its designated area
  • TaskResearch and choose different areas of application for each coding project
  • Key ResultCreate a portfolio showcasing TypeScript projects with detailed explanations, attracting positive feedback from peers or potential employers
  • TaskShare the portfolio with peers and potential employers through online platforms or personal networking
  • TaskProvide detailed explanations and documentation for each project, highlighting their purpose and technical details
  • TaskIdentify a diverse range of TypeScript projects to include in the portfolio
  • TaskActively seek feedback from peers and potential employers to continuously improve the portfolio
  • Key ResultComplete an online TypeScript course and pass all assessments with a score of 90% or above
  • TaskTake all assessments seriously, review all material thoroughly, and aim for a score of 90% or above
  • TaskResearch and choose a reputable online TypeScript course that covers all necessary topics
  • TaskEngage in active learning by practicing coding exercises and seeking clarification when needed
  • TaskCreate a study schedule with dedicated time slots and milestones for completing each module

OKRs to reduce app loading time by 20%

  • ObjectiveImprove app loading time
  • Key ResultIdentify key performance bottlenecks
  • Key ResultConduct app performance analysis
  • Key ResultImplement code optimization techniques
  • Key ResultTest app performance after optimizations

OKRs to eliminate high-risk tech debt over the next year

  • ObjectiveReduce high-risk tech debt to improve system stability
  • Key ResultConduct a thorough analysis to measure the impact of eliminating each high-risk tech debt item
  • Key ResultOutline and prioritize initiatives to eliminate each high-risk tech debt item
  • Key ResultComplete the elimination of at least 50% of high-risk tech debt items
  • Key ResultIdentify top 10 high-risk tech debt items

OKRs to enforce coding standards to prevent new tech debt

  • ObjectiveStandardize coding practices for debt reduction
  • Key ResultConduct training sessions to educate all team members
  • Key ResultReduce tech debt backlog by 50% through enforcement of standards
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement updated coding standards
  • Key ResultConduct quarterly reviews to ensure adherence to standards

OKRs to migrate to a new technology

  • ObjectiveOur JS codebase has migrated to TypeScript
  • Key ResultReduce the use of "any" type by 30%
  • Key Result75% of our JS repositories are now using TypeScript
  • Key Result80% of frontend developers have gone through TypeScript training

OKRs to attain great security standards

  • ObjectiveAttain great security standards
  • Key ResultAll developers score 90+ in our security awareness training
  • Key Result100% of devices are enrolled in a Mobile Device Management system
  • Key Result100% of our services have a threat mitigation system in place
  • Key ResultOur policies cover 100% of the ISO 27001 requirements

OKRs to deliver great user experience

  • ObjectiveSignificantly improve the user experience through better performance
  • Key ResultDecrease the number of production exceptions by 45%
  • Key ResultAccelerate customer instance cold start time from 2min to 10s
  • Key ResultReduce API response time from 900ms to 450ms
  • Key ResultImprove NPS from 15 to 35

OKRs to increase code quality

  • ObjectiveDemonstrate incredible standards in code quality
  • Key Result100% of pull requests are reviewed by 2 developers
  • Key Result75% of the developers have gone through QA training
  • Key Result100% of repositories are using code linting and static code analysis
  • Key ResultReduce the percentage of QA-related broken builds by 60%

OKRs to achieve great performance and reliability

  • ObjectiveAchieve amazing performance with a world-class infrastructure
  • Key ResultIncrease Apdex from 0.7 to 0.98
  • TaskAdd a CDN in front of resources
  • TaskImplement caching wherever possible
  • TaskMinify scripts and CSS
  • Key ResultImprove crash free sessions from 75% to 95%
  • Key ResultReduce core pages load time to be under 3s
  • Key ResultReduce the number of paged issues by 40%
  • TaskIdentify and fix top 10 recurring issues

OKRs to accelerate development via automation

  • ObjectiveAccelerate development through automation
  • Key Result100% of repos have a Continuous Delivery pipeline
  • TaskUse Github Actions/Bitbucket Pipelines to automate deployments on every commit
  • TaskCreate automated deployment scripts for all repos
  • Key ResultIncrease code coverage from 30% to 60%
  • Key ResultReduce cycle time from 8 days to 8h
  • Key ResultReduce build time from 20min to 5min
  • TaskAudit tests to find areas of improvements
  • TaskSplit tests to run in parallel when possible

OKRs to tackle technical debt

  • ObjectiveTackle technical debt generated by feature rush
  • Key ResultMigrate 80% of projects to new UI library to reduce UI debt
  • Key ResultReduce percentage of issues tagged as debt by 30%
  • Key ResultReduce debt-related contact rate by 50%

OKRs to accelerate release cycles

  • ObjectiveIncrease the velocity of our releases through automation
  • Key ResultIncrease production deployments from 1/week to 4/week
  • TaskCreate deployment pipeline on Github
  • TaskAutomate deployment scripts
  • Key ResultReduce build time from 20mins to 5mins
  • TaskReview test suites and cut expensive tests
  • TaskEnable parallel builds
  • Key ResultReduce the mean lead time for changes from 8 days to 72h
  • TaskSet up dedicate code review time to accelerate PR reviews
  • Key Result100% of our services have a Continuous Delivery pipeline

OKRs to improve engineering performance and reliability

  • ObjectiveBuild a world-class infrastructure
  • Key ResultIncrease Apdex above 0.95
  • TaskCache requests wherever possible
  • TaskIdentify and resolve to 5 application bottlenecks
  • Key ResultReduce build time to be under 5 minutes
  • TaskAudit test suite to reduce duplicates
  • TaskSwitch to a more performing build infrastructure
  • Key ResultOur stress tests show that we can support 10,000 concurrent users

OKRs to improve engineering release cycles

  • ObjectiveSignificantly increase the speed of our development cycle
  • Key ResultImprove developer NPS from 20 to 60
  • Key ResultReduce build times from 25 to under 5 mins
  • Key ResultReduce cycle time from 28 days to 6 days
  • TaskImplement CD pipeline for the staging environment
  • TaskAutomate all deployment steps

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OKRs resources

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