8 customisable OKR examples for Incident Management

What are Incident Management 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.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Incident 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.

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Our customisable Incident Management OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Incident Management. 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!

1. OKR to improve incident management priority classification

  • ObjectiveImprove incident management priority classification
  • Key ResultDecrease misclassification incidents by 20% through revised protocols
  • TaskImplement staff training on new protocols
  • TaskReview current data sorting protocols for inaccuracies
  • TaskDevelop tighter, more precise classification rules
  • Key ResultImplement training for all staff to improve classification by 30%
  • TaskMeasure improvement in classification post-training
  • TaskOrganize tailored training sessions for all staff members
  • TaskIdentify training needs related to classification skills
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% accuracy in incident priority classification by end of the period
  • TaskMonitor and adjust classification practices monthly
  • TaskTrain staff on incident priority classification rules
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive incident priority classification guide

2. OKR to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of incident management

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and effectiveness of incident management
  • Key ResultImplement staff training for incident resolution, achieving a 90% completion rate
  • TaskIdentify necessary skills for incident resolution
  • TaskMonitor and track staff completion rates
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive training module
  • Key ResultIncrease the rate of successful incident closures by 40%
  • TaskIncorporate technology solutions for incident tracking
  • TaskImplement robust training programs for incident response teams
  • TaskEnhance incident management processes for efficiency
  • Key ResultReduce incident response time by 35%
  • TaskDefine standard incident response protocols
  • TaskConduct regular response time training simulations
  • TaskImplement efficient incident management software

3. OKR to streamline incident response process to reduce time by 15%

  • ObjectiveStreamline incident response process to reduce time by 15%
  • Key ResultDecrease resolution time by 10% through systematic problem-solving methods
  • TaskEstablish a dedicated troubleshooting team
  • TaskImplement training on efficient problem-solving strategies
  • TaskIntroduce problem-tracking and management software
  • Key ResultImplement a new incident management system improving efficiency by 10%
  • TaskEvaluate current incident management process and identify inefficiencies
  • TaskResearch and select a new incident management system
  • TaskTrain staff on new system's usage and procedures
  • Key ResultTrain team on quick, effective incident identification within 5% fewer hours
  • TaskSchedule short, focused training sessions for the team
  • TaskImplement practice drills for faster comprehension
  • TaskDevelop a streamlined incident identification training curriculum

4. OKR to improve MTTR efficiency to enhance customer satisfaction

  • ObjectiveImprove MTTR efficiency to enhance customer satisfaction
  • Key ResultImplement automation tools to decrease manual intervention in incident resolution by 20%
  • TaskMonitor and measure the effectiveness of automation tools in reducing manual intervention
  • TaskDetermine specific incidents that can be resolved through automation
  • TaskConduct a thorough evaluation of available automation tools for incident resolution
  • TaskImplement selected automation tools into incident resolution processes
  • Key ResultIncrease first-call resolution rate by 10% through improved troubleshooting techniques
  • TaskDevelop a standardized troubleshooting checklist and documentation process
  • TaskEncourage knowledge sharing and collaboration among support team members to enhance troubleshooting efficiency
  • TaskConduct regular performance evaluations to identify areas for improvement in troubleshooting skills
  • TaskImplement comprehensive training program for troubleshooting techniques
  • Key ResultProvide comprehensive training to support team to enhance technical capabilities and problem-solving skills
  • TaskOrganize team-building activities to foster collaboration and enhance problem-solving through group participation
  • TaskOffer online training resources and modules for the support team to enhance their technical skills
  • TaskConduct technical workshops to strengthen the support team's knowledge and proficiency
  • TaskImplement regular problem-solving exercises to improve the team's critical thinking abilities
  • Key ResultReduce average incident response time by 15% through process improvement

5. OKR to enhance productivity and operation efficiency in IT management

  • ObjectiveEnhance productivity and operation efficiency in IT management
  • Key ResultImprove system uptime to 99.9%
  • TaskEstablish a comprehensive system monitoring plan
  • TaskRegularly conduct preventive maintenance and updates
  • TaskImplement redundancy in key system infrastructure components
  • Key ResultImplement a new IT project management tool with 90% team adoption
  • TaskIdentify a suitable IT project management tool for the team
  • TaskConduct tool training sessions to ensure 90% adoption
  • TaskMonitor and address any adoption issues regularly
  • Key ResultReduce IT incident response time by 30%
  • TaskTrain IT staff in streamlined incident response processes
  • TaskImplement automated alert systems for quicker incident identification
  • TaskRegularly review and refine existing response protocols

6. OKR to enhance Product's Cybersecurity

  • ObjectiveEnhance Product's Cybersecurity
  • Key ResultImplement two additional layers of authentication for user access to sensitive data
  • Key ResultReduce the average response time for resolving cybersecurity incidents by 20%
  • TaskImplement real-time threat monitoring and detection systems to identify and respond to incidents promptly
  • TaskConduct regular cybersecurity training and awareness programs to improve incident response capabilities
  • TaskEnhance collaboration and communication between cybersecurity teams to streamline incident resolution processes
  • TaskDevelop and implement standardized incident response procedures for efficient and effective resolution
  • Key ResultConduct a comprehensive vulnerability assessment and address identified issues within two weeks
  • Key ResultIncrease cybersecurity training completion rate to 90% for all employees
  • TaskConduct regular assessments and evaluations to identify and address any barriers to training completion
  • TaskImplement a regular reminder system to notify employees about pending training and deadlines
  • TaskDevelop engaging online cybersecurity training modules with interactive exercises and gamification elements
  • TaskProvide incentives and rewards for employees who complete cybersecurity training on time

7. OKR to improve incident management

  • ObjectiveBuild an amazing incident management process
  • Key ResultReduce the number of regressions by 60%
  • Key ResultIncrease the size of the incident response team from 2 to 6 people
  • Key ResultReduce the MTTR from 3h to 60 minutes

8. OKR to eradicate physical safety incidents at cement plant

  • ObjectiveEradicate physical safety incidents at cement plant
  • Key ResultMaintain zero incident report backlog by addressing and closing reports within 48 hours
  • TaskDedicate specific time each day for addressing reports
  • TaskClose each report within two days of receipt
  • TaskPrioritize immediate resolution of incident reports daily
  • Key ResultTrain 100% of staff in updated safety protocols and procedures
  • TaskSchedule safety training sessions for all staff
  • TaskMonitor and confirm staff attendance at training
  • TaskIdentify a safety training provider or resource
  • Key ResultDecrease incidents by 70% through the implementation of enhanced safety measures
  • TaskUpdate safety regulations following industry standards
  • TaskRegularly inspect and maintain equipment
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive employee safety training program

Best practices for managing your Incident 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 πŸ‘‡

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 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 Incident Management OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full benefits from the 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 Incident Management OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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