10 OKR examples for It Department

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 It Department 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 more about the OKR meaning online.

Best practices for OKR

Your objectives should be ambitious, but achievable. Your key results should be measurable and time-bound. It can also be helfpul to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Building your own OKRs with AI

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How to track OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs 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.

It Department OKRs templates

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results for It Department.

OKRs to optimize IT costs by reducing expenses by 20%

  • ObjectiveReduce IT expenses by 20%
  • Key ResultAnalyze previous quarter expenses and identify areas for cost reduction
  • TaskDetermine cost-saving opportunities
  • TaskIdentify spending patterns
  • TaskReview expenses
  • TaskImplement cost reduction measures
  • Key ResultEducate employees on cost-saving practices and enforce IT policies
  • TaskRegularly remind staff of cost-cutting policies
  • TaskContain training sessions for IT policy adoption
  • TaskMonitor employee compliance with IT policies and address non-compliance
  • TaskHold information sessions about cost-saving practices
  • Key ResultNegotiate with vendors for better pricing
  • TaskResearch vendor's competitors and their rates
  • TaskHighlight your previous purchasing history with them
  • TaskOffer to sign a long-term contract for a discount
  • TaskAsk for a volume discount based on the forecasted quantity
  • Key ResultImplement solutions and track savings
  • TaskIdentify opportunities for cost reduction
  • TaskImplement cost-saving solutions
  • TaskTrack and report realized savings
  • TaskPrioritize solutions based on potential savings
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OKRs to reduce overall IT expenditure per employee

  • ObjectiveReduce overall IT expenditure per employee
  • Key ResultDecrease hardware renewal cost by 20%
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate unnecessary hardware assets
  • TaskImplement preventative maintenance strategies on existing hardware
  • TaskNegotiate better contracts with hardware vendors
  • Key ResultImplement software use audits to identify 15% cost-saving opportunities
  • TaskIdentify key software used in organization operations
  • TaskAnalyze audit findings to identify cost-saving opportunities
  • TaskDevelop and implement a software auditing process
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% reduction in IT service contractor expenses
  • TaskExplore cheaper alternatives or in-house solutions for IT services
  • TaskEvaluate current IT service contracts for potential cost-saving opportunities
  • TaskNegotify renegotiations or cancellations of costly contracts

OKRs to enhance company security standards to safeguard against potential threats

  • ObjectiveEnhance company security standards to safeguard against potential threats
  • Key ResultAchieve a 100% completion rate of all recommended security updates and patches
  • TaskConduct routine audits to ensure all devices and systems have the latest security patches
  • TaskProvide ongoing training and awareness programs to educate employees on the importance of installing security updates
  • TaskImplement an automated system to regularly scan and identify available security updates
  • TaskEstablish a policy for prompt installation and deployment of all identified security updates
  • Key ResultImplement a comprehensive training program on cybersecurity for all employees
  • TaskCreate an online platform to provide ongoing access to cybersecurity resources and learning materials
  • TaskSchedule regular training sessions to ensure all employees receive cybersecurity education
  • TaskAssign qualified trainers to deliver interactive and engaging cybersecurity training sessions
  • TaskDevelop a customized cybersecurity training curriculum tailored to different employee roles
  • Key ResultReduce the average response time to security incidents by 20%
  • TaskStreamline incident response workflows to remove unnecessary steps and improve efficiency
  • TaskDevelop a clear escalation process and ensure all stakeholders are aware and trained
  • TaskConduct regular simulations and exercises to enhance incident response readiness and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement automated monitoring systems to identify and alert on security incidents promptly
  • Key ResultIncrease the frequency of security audits to at least once every quarter
  • TaskAssign specific personnel responsible for conducting security audits
  • TaskDevelop a standardized reporting format for security audit findings and recommendations
  • TaskImplement regular communication channels to track and monitor security audit progress
  • TaskReview and update security audit checklist to ensure comprehensive coverage

OKRs to decommission all identified systems by 2024

  • ObjectiveDecommission all identified systems by 2024
  • Key ResultConduct final review to ensure all decommissioned systems are properly shut down
  • TaskDocument final review findings
  • TaskConfirm cessation of systems via verification protocols
  • TaskIdentify all systems slated for decommission
  • Key ResultSuccessfully decommission 50% of identified systems by end of quarter
  • TaskExecute decommissioning safely and efficiently
  • TaskIdentify essential vs. non-essential systems for business operations
  • TaskDevelop a detailed decommissioning plan and schedule
  • Key ResultComplete inventory of all systems slated for decommission by end of quarter
  • TaskFinalize and document inventory report
  • TaskConduct thorough inventory of these systems
  • TaskIdentify all systems scheduled for decommissioning

OKRs to accelerate response time by 50%

  • ObjectiveAccelerate response time by 50%
  • Key ResultImplement automation tools to quicken response turnaround
  • TaskResearch different automation tools available on the market
  • TaskTrain staff to effectively use the chosen automation tools
  • TaskChoose and purchase the appropriate automation software
  • Key ResultOptimize workflow to increase answer-generation speed by 50%
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks slowing down answer-generation process
  • TaskImplement proven strategies or tools to improve workflow efficiency
  • TaskRegularly monitor and assess performance improvements
  • Key ResultReduce research time for replies by efficiently managing resources
  • TaskImplement efficient documentation and organization systems
  • TaskTrain staff on advanced research methods
  • TaskUtilize automation tools to expedite research processes

OKRs to implement a comprehensive, reliable backup system

  • ObjectiveImplement a comprehensive, reliable backup system
  • Key ResultIncrease redundant storage capacity by 50% to accommodate backups
  • TaskEvaluate current storage capacity and needs for backup
  • TaskPurchase additional storage equipment for expansion
  • TaskAllocate and configure new storage for backups
  • Key ResultReduce data restoration times by 20% post backup system optimization
  • TaskUtilize robust, efficient data backup solutions
  • TaskUpgrade hardware to improve restoration speeds
  • TaskImplement scheduled system-wide backup procedures
  • Key ResultImplement weekly automatic backups to ensure regular data protection
  • TaskChoose an automated backup software suitable for your needs
  • TaskMonitor regular backup reports for any errors
  • TaskSchedule weekly backup sessions

OKRs to improve the reliability and efficiency of IT Infrastructure

  • ObjectiveImprove the reliability and efficiency of IT Infrastructure
  • Key ResultDecrease system downtime by 30% through proactive maintenance and upgrades
  • TaskDevelop a regular schedule for proactive maintenance and system check-ups
  • TaskImplement latest upgrades and patches in a timely manner
  • TaskMonitor system metrics regularly to spot potential failures
  • Key ResultImprove incident response time by 20% for high-severity issues
  • TaskSimplify processes for faster issue resolution
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient incident response protocol
  • TaskImplement an alert system for high-severity issues
  • Key ResultImplement a new automation system reducing manual tasks by 25%
  • TaskTrain employees on new automation system usage
  • TaskSelect appropriate automation software or tool
  • TaskIdentify processes suitable for automation within the company

OKRs to enhance staff productivity in the hybrid work model

  • ObjectiveEnhance staff productivity in the hybrid work model
  • Key ResultConduct 5 training sessions on hybrid working best practices to enhance skills
  • TaskSchedule and conduct 5 training sessions
  • TaskIdentify key points for hybrid working best practices training
  • TaskPrepare comprehensive, engaging training content
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement levels by 15% through regular feedback and recognition programs
  • TaskEstablish a weekly employee recognition program
  • TaskImplement a daily feedback routine for all team members
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate engagement levels regularly
  • Key ResultImplement performance tracking software to quantify productivity increase by 20%
  • TaskResearch and select suitable performance tracking software
  • TaskInstall and configure the software over company network
  • TaskTrain employees on software usage and productivity targets

OKRs to become a computer security expert

  • ObjectiveBecome a computer security expert
  • Key ResultSuccessfully pass the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam with a score of 80% or higher
  • Key ResultDevelop and execute a comprehensive security project, receiving positive feedback from industry experts
  • TaskCollaborate with industry experts to gather insights and recommendations for improving security measures
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of implemented security measures to ensure ongoing protection
  • TaskDevelop and implement robust security protocols and controls across all systems and processes
  • TaskConduct a thorough assessment of current security vulnerabilities and risks
  • Key ResultComplete at least two online courses on computer security, scoring above 90% in each
  • TaskEnsure mastery of course materials and aim to score above 90% in assessments
  • TaskDevote dedicated hours per week to studying and completing the online courses
  • TaskResearch and identify two reputable online courses for computer security
  • TaskEnroll in the selected online courses on computer security
  • Key ResultImplement and manage effective security measures on personal computer resulting in zero malware incidents
  • TaskInstall a reliable antivirus software program on the personal computer
  • TaskEnable automatic software updates for the operating system and all installed applications
  • TaskAvoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading files from untrustworthy sources
  • TaskRegularly update the antivirus software to ensure the latest protection against malware

OKRs to enhance security posture and governance as CISO Manager

  • ObjectiveEnhance security posture and governance as CISO Manager
  • Key ResultReduce the number of security incidents by 20%
  • TaskEnhance employee training on cybersecurity practices
  • TaskIncrease monitoring and intrusion detection efforts
  • TaskImplement routine system updates and security patches
  • Key ResultConduct quarterly cybersecurity training for all employees
  • TaskSchedule and announce training sessions to all employees
  • TaskIdentify relevant cybersecurity topics for training modules
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive yet straightforward training materials
  • Key ResultImplement multi-factor authentication for 90% of systems
  • TaskIdentify which systems currently lack multi-factor authentication
  • TaskMonitor and report regularly on progress until 90% completion
  • TaskInstigate the addition of multi-factor authentication to necessary systems

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