15 customisable OKR examples for It Manager

What are It Manager 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.

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 Manager 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 It Manager OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for It Manager. 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 ensure successful implementation and utilization of the ticket system

  • ObjectiveEnsure successful implementation and utilization of the ticket system
  • Key ResultComplete ticket system setup and integration by 25% of the quarter
  • TaskIdentify necessary software and hardware for ticket system setup
  • TaskInitiate system integration procedures
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate progress towards completion
  • Key ResultTrain 75% of staff members on the use and benefits of the ticket system
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive, easy-to-understand training materials
  • TaskIdentify staff members not familiar with the ticket system
  • TaskSchedule and conduct training sessions regularly
  • Key ResultAchieve at least 60% user adoption rate of the ticket system within the quarter
  • TaskTrain all employees on the benefits and use of the ticket system
  • TaskImplement incentives for consistent ticket system usage
  • TaskRegularly monitor and report on user adoption rates

2. OKR to comprehensive inventory creation of Business-led IT services

  • ObjectiveComprehensive inventory creation of Business-led IT services
  • Key ResultIdentify 100% of existing Business-led IT services for inclusion in the inventory
  • TaskIntegrate identified IT services into the inventory system
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive survey of all existing IT services
  • TaskCategorize identified services based on business domain
  • Key ResultAchieve a 95% accuracy rate in cataloguing these identified IT services
  • TaskTrain staff regularly on cataloguing best practices
  • TaskConsistently review and correct catalogue entries
  • TaskImplement detailed cataloguing standards and procedures
  • Key ResultImplement an intuitive, user-friendly system to access the established inventory
  • TaskConduct frequent testing and subsequent iterations for system improvements
  • TaskDevelop system design with emphasis on user-friendly interface
  • TaskIdentify user needs and preferences for inventory system

3. OKR to enhance IT stability in the DACH region through strategic global and local collaborations

  • ObjectiveEnhance IT stability in the DACH region through strategic global and local collaborations
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new IT infrastructure projects successfully with minimized downtime
  • TaskImplement projects during least busy hours to minimize disruption
  • TaskPrioritize tasks, delegate accordingly, and monitor progress regularly
  • TaskIdentify required resources and create detailed project plans for each system
  • Key ResultSecure 3 new strategic partnerships with reputable IT service providers by end of Q2
  • TaskFinalize and formalize partnership agreements
  • TaskIdentify reputable IT service providers for potential partnership
  • TaskSet up meetings to present partnership proposals
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% reduction in IT-related complaints/issues from regional stakeholders
  • TaskImprove IT infrastructure for enhanced efficiency
  • TaskImplement advanced IT troubleshooting training for staff
  • TaskEstablish effective communication channels for IT issues

4. OKR to seamless integration and deployment of Productiv SaaS application

  • ObjectiveSeamless integration and deployment of Productiv SaaS application
  • Key ResultIdentify and reduce shadow IT instances by 25% using the Productiv app
  • TaskAssemble team to identify current shadow IT instances
  • TaskEstablish plan to reduce shadow IT by 25%
  • TaskUtilize Productiv app for IT management analysis
  • Key ResultValidate Productiv SaaS's compatibility with our systems by the end of week 1
  • TaskExecute a small-scale compatibility test using Productiv SaaS
  • TaskIdentify our system's requirements and Productiv SaaS's specifications
  • TaskAnalyze test results and articulate findings
  • Key ResultSuccessfully train 90% of the IT team on managing the Productiv SaaS application
  • TaskIdentify key features in the Productiv SaaS application for training focus
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training program for IT team members
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate training progress and effectiveness

5. OKR to ensure successful integration and deployment of Productiv SaaS application

  • ObjectiveEnsure successful integration and deployment of Productiv SaaS application
  • Key ResultFully integrate Productiv SaaS with existing IT infrastructure by 100% within the defined timeline
  • TaskIdentify necessary APIs to connect Productiv SaaS to IT infrastructure
  • TaskExecute integration process following API guidelines
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate system performance post-integration
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of relevant staff in operating and maintaining Productiv SaaS effectively
  • TaskIdentify the staff who need to use Productiv SaaS
  • TaskArrange training sessions on Productiv SaaS operation
  • TaskSupervise follow-up activities for effective maintenance training
  • Key ResultIdentify and mitigate 100% of discovered shadow IT instances leveraging Productiv SaaS
  • TaskIdentify all instances of shadow IT using Productiv SaaS
  • TaskAnalyze potential security risks and impact
  • TaskImplement mitigation strategies for flagged risks

6. 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

7. OKR to streamline IT Service Desk for swifter resolution time

  • ObjectiveStreamline IT Service Desk for swifter resolution time
  • Key ResultEnhance self-service portal use by 50% to promote faster issue resolution
  • TaskImplement a feedback mechanism on portal usability
  • TaskLaunch a portal awareness campaign to increase visibility
  • TaskDevelop user-friendly navigation for efficient self-service usage
  • Key ResultImplement a new training program to improve technical troubleshooting skills by 30%
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive, skills-focused training program
  • TaskIdentify key areas of technical troubleshooting needing improvement
  • TaskImplement training program and monitor progress
  • Key ResultDecrease average ticket response time by 20%
  • TaskImplement a ticket prioritization system
  • TaskBoost staff levels during peak times
  • TaskTrain support team in effective time management

8. OKR to implement network DLP to limit disruption and data loss

  • ObjectiveImplement network DLP to limit disruption and data loss
  • Key ResultIncrease DLP coverage across all critical systems by 60%
  • TaskRegularly review and update DLP protection strategy
  • TaskImplement DLP solutions on identified systems
  • TaskIdentify all critical systems lacking DLP protection
  • Key ResultEnsure 80% of employees are trained in DLP policy compliance by end of quarter
  • TaskIdentify employees needing DLP policy training
  • TaskMonitor and record employees' training progress
  • TaskSchedule mandatory DLP compliance training sessions
  • Key ResultReduce data security incidents by 40% with DLP integration
  • TaskImplement DLP software across all company systems
  • TaskTrain employees on data loss prevention practices
  • TaskContinually monitor and update DLP systems as needed

9. OKR to implement automation for processing work intake forms

  • ObjectiveImplement automation for processing work intake forms
  • Key ResultTrain 100% of relevant employees on use and troubleshooting of automated system
  • TaskIdentify all employees using the automated system
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training for system usage
  • TaskSchedule and conduct troubleshooting sessions
  • Key ResultFinalize tool selection for automation process by validating three possible options
  • TaskMake final selection based on evaluations and team feedback
  • TaskConsult team for tool preferences and feasibility
  • TaskEvaluate features and capabilities of three automation tools
  • Key ResultDesign and test the automation process on 50% of intake forms successfully
  • TaskDevelop and implement automation processes for selected forms
  • TaskConduct thorough testing to confirm successful automation
  • TaskIdentify which intake forms are ideal for automation

10. OKR 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

11. OKR to improve IT Service Management process efficiency and efficacy

  • ObjectiveImprove IT Service Management process efficiency and efficacy
  • Key ResultImplement two new service improvement projects
  • TaskIdentify areas in the service sector that need improvement
  • TaskCommence execution of the project plan steps
  • TaskDevelop detailed project plans for improvements
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% service request satisfaction
  • TaskSolicit and incorporate feedback from service users
  • TaskRegularly train staff to improve quality of customer service
  • TaskImplement a system for tracking and resolving requests efficiently
  • Key ResultReduce system-related incidents by 20%
  • TaskTrain staff on correct system usage
  • TaskImplement regular system maintenance and upgrades
  • TaskEnhance system security measures

12. OKR to enhance IT infrastructure and optimize helpdesk processes for improved efficiency

  • ObjectiveEnhance IT infrastructure and optimize helpdesk processes for improved efficiency
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction rating by 15% by implementing enhanced self-service options
  • TaskMonitor customer satisfaction rating to measure the impact of enhanced self-service options
  • TaskConduct customer research to gather feedback and identify desired self-service features
  • TaskImplement new self-service features based on customer feedback and identified areas of improvement
  • TaskEvaluate current self-service options and identify potential areas of improvement
  • Key ResultAchieve at least 90% compliance with IT security protocols through regular audits and training
  • TaskConduct quarterly audits to assess compliance with IT security protocols
  • TaskAddress any identified non-compliance issues promptly and provide appropriate corrective actions
  • TaskProvide continuous monitoring and feedback to ensure adherence to IT security protocols
  • TaskDevelop and implement regular training programs to educate employees on IT security protocols
  • Key ResultReduce average resolution time by 20% through streamlined helpdesk workflows
  • TaskAnalyze helpdesk data and identify bottlenecks to optimize and streamline workflows for faster resolution
  • TaskConduct regular training sessions for helpdesk staff to improve technical skills and efficiency
  • TaskImplement automated ticket routing system to assign tickets to appropriate support agents
  • TaskDevelop standardized troubleshooting guides and knowledge base articles for common issues
  • Key ResultImprove system availability by 10% through infrastructure upgrades and proactive maintenance
  • TaskDevelop and implement a proactive maintenance plan to prevent potential system failures
  • TaskImplement necessary infrastructure upgrades based on the assessment findings
  • TaskMonitor and analyze system performance regularly to identify any potential issues in advance
  • TaskConduct a thorough infrastructure assessment to identify potential areas for upgrade

13. 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

14. OKR to enhance the efficiency and reliability of IT services

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency and reliability of IT services
  • Key ResultDecrease system downtime by 20%
  • TaskImplement regular preventive maintenance on all system components
  • TaskEstablish robust disaster recovery and backup plans
  • TaskUpgrade outdated hardware and software components
  • Key ResultImplement proactive maintenance on 95% of servers
  • TaskAssign a maintenance team to apply the protocol to identified servers
  • TaskIdentify all servers needing proactive maintenance
  • TaskDevelop and document a proactive maintenance protocol
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction scores by 15% via improved service delivery
  • TaskTrain staff in advanced customer service techniques
  • TaskImplement a robust customer feedback system
  • TaskStreamline service delivery for efficiency

15. OKR to successfully integrate and deploy Productiv SaaS for IT management

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully integrate and deploy Productiv SaaS for IT management
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of the IT team on Productiv SaaS application management functionalities
  • TaskIdentify members of IT team needing Productiv SaaS training
  • TaskSecure trainings for Productiv SaaS application management
  • TaskSchedule and ensure employees attend the training sessions
  • Key ResultComplete Productiv SaaS integration with existing systems by 75% in the first month
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive integration plan for Productiv SaaS
  • TaskInitiate the integration of Productiv SaaS with existing systems
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the progress of the integration
  • Key ResultIdentify and manage 70% of shadow IT instances using Productiv SaaS
  • TaskDeploy Productiv SaaS tool across all company systems
  • TaskConduct a thorough inventory to identify shadow IT instances
  • TaskLeverage Productiv reporting to manage identified shadow IT elements

Best practices for managing your It Manager 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 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 It Manager 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

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 It Manager OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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