15 customisable OKR examples for Development Team

What are Development Team OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

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 Development Team 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 Development Team OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Development 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 increase value proposition for a staff training videogame development company

  • ObjectiveIncrease value proposition for a staff training videogame development company
  • Key ResultIncrease revenue from sales of training videogames by 15%
  • TaskEnhance product features and user experience to boost customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • TaskDevelop partnerships with industry influencers or organizations to expand sales reach
  • TaskImprove marketing strategies to create greater awareness and interest in training videogames
  • TaskAnalyze current market trends and identify target audience for training videogames
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction rating for training videogames by 10%
  • TaskImplement gamification elements to increase engagement and enjoyment
  • TaskConduct regular surveys to gather feedback and address customer concerns efficiently
  • TaskImprove gameplay mechanics based on customer feedback
  • TaskEnhance customer support response time and effectiveness
  • Key ResultDevelop and launch at least 2 new interactive and engaging staff training videogames
  • TaskDesign and develop user-friendly interfaces for seamless gameplay experience
  • TaskTest and debug the games thoroughly to ensure optimal performance and functionality
  • TaskResearch and identify suitable game development platforms and tools
  • TaskCollaborate with subject matter experts to create engaging content for the games
  • Key ResultIncrease client retention rate by 20% through effective value proposition communication
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive market research on clients' needs and preferences
  • TaskImplement regular client feedback surveys to continuously improve value proposition alignment
  • TaskTrain all sales and customer service teams on effective value proposition communication
  • TaskDevelop clear and concise value proposition statements for each target client segment

2. OKR to improve development team productivity

  • ObjectiveIncrease development team productivity
  • Key ResultReduce average time taken to complete development tasks by 20%
  • TaskProvide developers with necessary training and resources to enhance productivity
  • TaskImplement agile development methodologies and prioritize tasks based on importance
  • TaskEncourage open communication and collaboration among team members to expedite task completion
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks in the development process to streamline efficiency
  • Key ResultImprove unit test coverage by 10% for critical components
  • Key ResultReduce the number of production bugs reported by customers by 25%
  • TaskConduct regular code reviews to identify and fix potential bugs before deployment
  • TaskImplement automated unit testing for critical components and frequently executed code
  • TaskIncrease the frequency of software releases to address and resolve issues more promptly
  • TaskImprove communication channels with customers to encourage reporting and capturing of bugs
  • Key ResultIncrease code review completion rate by 15%
  • TaskSchedule regular team meetings to discuss and address code review concerns
  • TaskProvide comprehensive and concise code review guidelines for reviewers
  • TaskEncourage timely and constructive feedback during code review discussions
  • TaskImplement a clear and streamlined code review process

3. OKR to achieve a balance between team learning opportunities and routine tasks

  • ObjectiveAchieve a balance between team learning opportunities and routine tasks
  • Key ResultEstablish a rotating task schedule to ensure all team members gain varied exposure
  • TaskMonitor and adjust the rotation schedule as needed
  • TaskIdentify all tasks and assign them to team members evenly
  • TaskImplement a cyclical rotation system for task assignment
  • Key ResultImplement a structured learning program for all team members by end of quarter
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive and structured learning program
  • TaskIdentify learning needs and preferences of all team members
  • TaskRoll out the program to the entire team
  • Key ResultMeasure 15% increase in team productivity due to new skills acquired
  • TaskIdentify baseline productivity before skills acquisition
  • TaskEvaluate productivity levels post-training
  • TaskImplement new skills training for team

4. OKR to become proficient in React.js

  • ObjectiveBecome proficient in React.js
  • Key ResultComplete an online React.js course with a passing grade by end of quarter
  • TaskEnroll in an online React.js course
  • TaskDedicate consistent study hours each week
  • TaskComplete and pass all required assessments
  • Key ResultRead and understand documentation for 5 React.js libraries
  • TaskThoroughly read the documentation for each library
  • TaskSummarize key functions and features of each library
  • TaskSelect 5 React.js libraries for review and understanding
  • Key ResultBuild and deploy a small, functional web app using React.js
  • TaskTest the app locally to ensure full functionality
  • TaskDevelop a small React.js web app following online tutorials or guidelines
  • TaskDeploy the web app on a preferred hosting platform

5. OKR to improve Stakeholder Satisfaction

  • ObjectiveImprove Stakeholder Satisfaction
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% stakeholder retention rate by addressing and resolving their concerns promptly
  • TaskConduct regular stakeholder surveys to identify concerns and areas of improvement
  • TaskDevelop a robust feedback mechanism to ensure swift resolution of stakeholder issues
  • TaskProvide timely and effective communication to stakeholders regarding the progress of issue resolution
  • TaskImplement a dedicated stakeholder support team to address concerns promptly
  • Key ResultIncrease overall customer satisfaction score by 10% through feedback surveys
  • TaskAnalyze feedback survey data to identify areas for improvement and prioritize necessary changes
  • TaskImplement customer-centric initiatives based on feedback survey insights to enhance overall satisfaction
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive feedback survey to gather data on customer satisfaction
  • TaskIncrease visibility of feedback surveys by promoting them across all customer touchpoints
  • Key ResultImplement at least 2 new features/enhancements based on stakeholder feedback to enhance their experience
  • TaskTest and validate the implemented features/enhancements to ensure they enhance the stakeholder experience
  • TaskConduct stakeholder interviews and surveys to gather feedback on current features and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskAnalyze the feedback to prioritize and identify the top 2 features/enhancements for implementation
  • TaskCollaborate with the development team to design and develop the selected features/enhancements
  • Key ResultReduce average response time to customer inquiries by 20% through improved communication channels
  • TaskSet up an automated email system to acknowledge receipt of customer inquiries
  • TaskRegularly review and update FAQ section to address common customer queries and concerns
  • TaskImplement a live chat feature on the company's website for immediate customer support
  • TaskTrain customer service representatives in effective communication and problem-solving techniques

6. OKR to boost enterprise customer attraction to our platform

  • ObjectiveBoost enterprise customer attraction to our platform
  • Key ResultExpand platform features based on 75% of enterprise-client feedback
  • TaskAnalyze feedback from 75% of enterprise clients
  • TaskIdentify commonly requested platform features
  • TaskInitiate development of new features
  • Key ResultIncrease demo requests by 30% over the next quarter
  • TaskImplement a user-friendly online demo request form
  • TaskEnhance demo product features to attract more customer interest
  • TaskDevelop targeted marketing campaigns to boost demo visibility
  • Key ResultEnhance customer support satisfaction rate by 45%
  • TaskImplement a customer feedback system to gauge satisfaction
  • TaskImplement comprehensive training programs for customer support staff
  • TaskImprove product/service quality based on customer insights

7. OKR to improve software development team leadership effectiveness

  • ObjectiveImprove software development team leadership effectiveness
  • Key ResultImprove team efficiency by implementing agile practices and metrics to track progress
  • TaskConduct training on Agile practices and ensure all team members understand the principles
  • TaskImplement regular stand-up meetings to enhance communication, identify obstacles, and resolve them promptly
  • TaskUtilize Agile metrics like velocity and burndown charts to track progress and optimize productivity
  • TaskEstablish clear goals and prioritize tasks using Agile frameworks like Scrum or Kanban
  • Key ResultFoster effective communication and collaboration within the team to drive successful project delivery
  • TaskPromote cross-functional collaboration by assigning individuals from different departments to work together
  • TaskUtilize project management tools and software to streamline communication and document sharing
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings to discuss project updates, challenges, and opportunities
  • TaskEncourage open and honest communication to foster a collaborative and trusting environment
  • Key ResultIncrease team satisfaction and engagement through regular feedback and recognition
  • Key ResultEnhance technical skills by facilitating ongoing training programs and knowledge sharing sessions

8. OKR to enhance efficiency and productivity in development within the team

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and productivity in development within the team
  • Key ResultImprove problem-solving capabilities by 40% in resolving coding issues
  • TaskSeek mentorship from senior coders for guidance
  • TaskPractice resolving issues with more complex code
  • TaskEnroll in advanced coding and problem-solving workshops
  • Key ResultDeliver four high-quality projects within agreed upon timelines and standards
  • TaskMaintain continual progress monitoring for quality assurance
  • TaskEstablish clear timelines and standards for each project
  • TaskImplement effective communication amongst project team members
  • Key ResultIncrease engagement and participation in weekly team development reviews by 100%
  • TaskSend reminder notifications prior to weekly development review meetings
  • TaskIncentivize active participation with rewards recognizing valuable input
  • TaskEnsure agenda topics are relevant and engaging for all team members

9. OKR to improve mobile app reusability throughout the organization

  • ObjectiveImprove mobile app reusability throughout the organization
  • Key ResultConduct training for 100% of developers on efficient app component reusability practices
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive reusability practices training program
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the training's effectiveness
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all developers
  • Key ResultReduce app feature duplication by 80% through consolidation efforts
  • TaskImplement the consolidation plan in the app
  • TaskCreate a concise plan for feature consolidation
  • TaskIdentify features with duplication in the app
  • Key ResultImplement shared framework to universalize 75% of mobile app functionalities
  • TaskIntegrate framework into 75% of mobile apps
  • TaskDevelop a shared framework integrating these commonalities
  • TaskIdentify common functionalities across existing mobile apps

10. OKR to enhance my leadership capabilities

  • ObjectiveEnhance my leadership capabilities
  • Key ResultComplete three industry-recognized leadership training courses
  • Key ResultReceive an average score of 4.5 or above on a peer-leadership survey
  • TaskResearch and implement effective leadership strategies
  • TaskRegularly undertake leadership development workshops
  • TaskSeek constructive feedback from peers
  • Key ResultFacilitate 5 team meetings to enhance communication and decision-making skills
  • TaskProvide resources and activities during meetings to improve these skills
  • TaskDevelop an agenda focused on enhancing communication and decision-making skills
  • TaskPlan and schedule five team meetings in the upcoming period

11. OKR to enhance user login experience and integration with Auth0

  • ObjectiveEnhance user login experience and integration with Auth0
  • Key ResultIncrease UI uplift completion by 50% to align with Auth0 standards
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training on UI uplift process to relevant teams
  • TaskRevise UI uplift process documentation to incorporate Auth0 standards
  • TaskImplement regular feedback loops and quality checks for UI uplift completion
  • TaskCollaborate with UI designers to optimize UI uplift workflows and streamline processes
  • Key ResultReduce average login time by 20% through optimized UI and API assets
  • TaskConduct a UI/UX audit to identify bottlenecks and improve login flow
  • TaskOptimize API assets to reduce response time for faster login experience
  • TaskRegularly monitor and analyze login metrics to track progress and identify further optimizations
  • TaskImplement streamlined authentication process with simplified user interface design
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction by achieving a minimum rating of 4.5 out of 5 in login experience feedback
  • Key ResultImprove API integration with Auth0 by achieving a 95% success rate in authentication requests
  • TaskImplement appropriate error handling mechanisms to provide clear feedback to users
  • TaskRegularly monitor authentication success rates and analyze data to identify areas for improvement
  • TaskConduct thorough testing of API integration with Auth0 to identify and resolve any issues
  • TaskInvestigate and address common error messages encountered during authentication requests

12. OKR to enhance innovation and synergy within startup house ecosystem

  • ObjectiveEnhance innovation and synergy within startup house ecosystem
  • Key ResultAchieve 25% increase in constructive feedback exchanges among members
  • TaskOffer training on how to give constructive feedback
  • TaskEncourage open communication and active listening
  • TaskImplement regular, structured team feedback sessions
  • Key ResultInitiate three cross-departmental projects to enhance collaborative efforts
  • TaskOrganize a meeting with department leads to discuss plans
  • TaskAssign project teams and set clear communication channels
  • TaskIdentify potential projects requiring cross-departmental collaboration
  • Key ResultImplement two new innovative systems or processes for startups to utilize
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training and support for startup utilization
  • TaskResearch cutting-edge technologies suitable for startup business operations
  • TaskDesign and develop two innovative systems or processes

13. OKR 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

14. OKR 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

15. OKR 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

Best practices for managing your Development 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 Development Team OKRs

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. 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 Development Team OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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