4 customisable OKR examples for Infrastructure Specialist

What are Infrastructure Specialist 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 Infrastructure Specialist 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 Infrastructure Specialist OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Infrastructure Specialist. 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 successfully implement the new bank branch opening infrastructure

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully implement the new bank branch opening infrastructure
  • Key ResultRecruit and train a skilled team of 10 infrastructure specialists by the end of quarter
  • TaskDesign and implement a comprehensive training program
  • TaskAdvertise job openings on relevant platforms
  • TaskDevelop specific job descriptions for infrastructure specialists
  • Key ResultComplete infrastructure design and secure necessary permits within 6 weeks
  • TaskFinalize infrastructure design within 3 weeks
  • TaskIdentify necessary permits for the project
  • TaskSecure permits within next 3 weeks
  • Key ResultInitiate and finish construction of the new bank branch infrastructure
  • TaskOversee construction process until completion
  • TaskOrganize a construction team and secure necessary permits
  • TaskFinalize design plans for the new bank branch infrastructure

2. OKR to enhance the organization's cybersecurity infrastructure

  • ObjectiveEnhance the organization's cybersecurity infrastructure
  • Key ResultImplement multi-factor authentication for all internal systems by the end of Q2
  • TaskImplement selected multi-factor authentication solution
  • TaskAssess current authentication methods across all systems
  • TaskIdentify suitable multi-factor authentication solutions
  • Key ResultConduct cybersecurity training programs for 90% of employees
  • TaskIdentify the key cybersecurity principles for training content
  • TaskOrganize training schedules for employees
  • TaskEvaluate post-training comprehension and application
  • Key ResultCarry out system vulnerability assessment every week to spot and fix any gaps
  • TaskImplement necessary fixes to detected vulnerabilities immediately
  • TaskAnalyze assessment results to identify security gaps
  • TaskSchedule weekly system vulnerability assessments

3. OKR to enhance stability and resilience in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

  • ObjectiveEnhance stability and resilience in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Key ResultImprove disaster recovery success rate to 95% by enhancing resiliency plans
  • TaskDevelop and implement improvements to increase plan resiliency
  • TaskRegularly test and adjust plans as necessary
  • TaskPerform a thorough assessment of current disaster recovery plans
  • Key ResultReduce average client-side VDI errors by 20% through software updates and troubleshooting guides
  • TaskTrain clients on using troubleshooting guides
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive troubleshooting guides for common errors
  • TaskImplement regular software updates on client-side VDI systems
  • Key ResultDecrease system downtime by 30% through infrastructure optimization and redundancy implementation
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive assessment of the existing infrastructure
  • TaskOptimize system operations for improved functionality
  • TaskImplement redundancy systems to assure uninterrupted operation

4. OKR to successful migration of services from OnPremise to cloud

  • ObjectiveSuccessful migration of services from OnPremise to cloud
  • Key ResultIdentify and categorize all OnPremise services for migration by end of Week 3
  • TaskCompile a list of all OnPremise services currently in use
  • TaskCategorize each service based on priority for migration
  • TaskCreate a detailed migration schedule by end of Week 3
  • Key ResultConduct post-migration validation to ensure 100% functionality for all migrated services
  • TaskVerify functionality of every migrated service
  • TaskResolve any identified post-migration issues
  • TaskConduct post-migration system checks
  • Key ResultAchieve 70% service migration while ensuring zero disruption in client services
  • TaskIdentify and prioritize critical services for migration
  • TaskDevelop and execute a detailed migration plan
  • TaskContinuously monitor and troubleshoot during migration

Best practices for managing your Infrastructure Specialist 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 Infrastructure Specialist 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

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

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 Infrastructure Specialist 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.

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