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4 OKR examples for Identity Access Management

What are Identity Access Management 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.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Identity Access Management to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

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

Our Identity Access Management OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Identity Access Management Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to improve the effectiveness and security of Identity Access Management (IAM) initiatives

  • ObjectiveImprove the effectiveness and security of Identity Access Management (IAM) initiatives
  • Key ResultReduce IAM-related security incidents by 20%
  • TaskImplement multi-factor authentication for IAM systems
  • TaskUpdate and enforce strict password policies
  • TaskConduct regular IAM security training sessions
  • Key ResultImplement two-factor authentication for all employee IAM accounts
  • TaskPurchase and install selected two-factor authentication software
  • TaskTrain employees on how to use the new authentication process
  • TaskResearch suitable two-factor authentication software for IAM accounts
  • Key ResultIncrease IAM user compliance rate by 30%
  • TaskImplement stricter IAM user permission policies
  • TaskProvide regular IAM user compliance training
  • TaskRegularly audit and correct non-compliant IAM users

OKRs to enhance Identity Access Management for large scale clients

  • ObjectiveEnhance Identity Access Management for large scale clients
  • Key ResultIncrease system response time by 20% for enhanced user experience
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary background processes
  • TaskUpgrade system hardware to improve performance
  • TaskOptimize code for increased efficiency
  • Key ResultImplement new features from client input in 60% of all accounts
  • TaskDesign and develop the requested features
  • TaskImplement the new features in the chosen accounts
  • TaskCollect and categorize client input about desired features
  • Key ResultReduce access-related security incidents by 30% through stronger protocols
  • TaskImplement two-factor authentication for all system users
  • TaskConduct frequent audits of access controls and permissions
  • TaskRegularly update passwords and maintain a strong password policy

OKRs to improve Identity Access Management for large scale clients

  • ObjectiveImprove Identity Access Management for large scale clients
  • Key ResultReduce access credential errors by 20%
  • TaskIntroduce regular password update reminders for employees
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive access credential training program
  • TaskUpgrade access security software to reduce login errors
  • Key ResultImplement two-factor authentication for 90% of big customers
  • TaskDeploy system to selected clients
  • TaskDevelop and test two-factor authentication system
  • TaskIdentify 90% of biggest clients requiring two-factor authentication
  • Key ResultIncrease security incident response speed by 30%
  • TaskTrain staff in faster threat identification procedures
  • TaskImplement automated threat detection and response tools
  • TaskStreamline incident reporting and escalation processes

OKRs to enhance overall Identity and Access Management system

  • ObjectiveEnhance overall Identity and Access Management system
  • Key ResultIncrease employee training on access management protocols by 80%
  • TaskAllocate time for employees to complete training
  • TaskImplement mandatory participation in training sessions
  • TaskDevelop detailed access management training sessions
  • Key ResultReduce unauthorized access incidents by 50%
  • TaskConduct regular cybersecurity awareness training
  • TaskImplement two-factor authentication for all system users
  • TaskRegularly audit system access and permissions
  • Key ResultImplement Multi-Factor Authentication for all employees by 70%
  • TaskMigrate 70% of employees across to this new security protocol
  • TaskIdentify all systems requiring enhanced Multi-Factor Authentication security measures
  • TaskConduct training sessions on Multi-Factor Authentication usage

Best practices for managing your Identity Access Management 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

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your 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

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

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 below). 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.

Building your own Identity Access Management OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Identity Access Management OKRs

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

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 OKR-tracking tool for it.

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 Identity Access Management OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

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