12 OKR examples for It Project Team

What are It Project Team 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 It Project Team 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 It Project Team OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for It Project Team. 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!

OKRs 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

OKRs to implement a cost-effective solution for portfolio tracking

  • ObjectiveImplement a cost-effective solution for portfolio tracking
  • Key ResultSuccessfully integrate chosen solution into current system with 100% functionality by week 12
  • TaskDevelop an integration plan and timeline to implement the solution
  • TaskTest and debug solution for 100% functionality by week 12
  • TaskEvaluate suitability and functionality of chosen solution with the current system
  • Key ResultTrial selected solutions and choose most efficient by week 10
  • TaskEvaluate each solution's efficiency weekly
  • TaskImplement chosen solutions for a trial period
  • TaskChoose the most productive solution by week 10
  • Key ResultResearch and identify 3 cost-effective portfolio tracking solutions by week 6
  • TaskResearch affordable portfolio tracking services
  • TaskCompile and analyze top 3 options
  • TaskOutline key features needed in portfolio tracking solutions

OKRs to enhance IT Helpdesk Support and Data Analysis for IT Projects

  • ObjectiveEnhance IT Helpdesk Support and Data Analysis for IT Projects
  • Key ResultIncrease Helpdesk Support resolution rate by 20%
  • TaskEstablish clear escalation procedures
  • TaskIntegrate efficient problem resolution software
  • TaskImplement advanced training for helpdesk support staff
  • Key ResultReduce IT project completion time by 15% through improved data analysis
  • TaskRegularly review and improve data analysis processes
  • TaskTrain IT personnel in optimized data analysis methods
  • TaskImplement advanced data analysis tools for efficient project handling
  • Key ResultComplete data analysis for 2 major IT projects
  • TaskGather and organize all necessary data for both IT projects
  • TaskAnalyze collected data and identify key points
  • TaskCompile and summarize the data analysis results

OKRs to increase efficiency within the digital marketing agency

  • ObjectiveIncrease efficiency within the digital marketing agency
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by implementing a new project management software
  • TaskRegularly review team performance and provide feedback to improve productivity and efficiency
  • TaskResearch and select the most suitable project management software for the team
  • TaskProvide thorough training sessions for all team members on using the new software
  • TaskSet up clear guidelines and templates to ensure consistent use of the software
  • Key ResultStreamline reporting processes to save a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Key ResultReduce average turnaround time for client deliverables by 20%
  • TaskImplement efficient project management tools and software to enhance workflow efficiency
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks in the current delivery process and address them promptly
  • TaskConduct regular training sessions to enhance team productivity and time management skills
  • TaskStreamline communication channels to minimize delays during project execution
  • Key ResultImprove communication by reducing internal email threads by at least 30%

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 successfully complete Micro-segmentation for Tier1 and Tier2 applications

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully complete Micro-segmentation for Tier1 and Tier2 applications
  • Key ResultImplement micro-segmentation for at least 60% of prioritized applications
  • TaskDevelop a diagram detailing each application's segmentation
  • TaskExecute approved micro-segmentation plan across identified apps
  • TaskIdentify top 60% of high-priority apps for micro-segmentation
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize all Tier1 and Tier2 applications by end of first month
  • TaskEvaluate the importance and usage of listed applications
  • TaskCompile a list of all Tier1 and Tier2 applications
  • TaskRank applications based on evaluation results
  • Key ResultDevelop an individualized micro-segmentation plan for 75% of identified applications
  • TaskIdentify key characteristics of each application for segmentation
  • TaskImplement segmentation plans on 75% of selected applications
  • TaskCreate customized micro-segmentation strategy for each application

OKRs to master cloud services architecture: argocd, kubernates, istio, terraform

  • ObjectiveMaster cloud services architecture: argocd, kubernates, istio, terraform
  • Key ResultDeliver a presentation on the learnings and real-world application of these technologies
  • TaskPractice the presentation for clear and engaging delivery
  • TaskPrepare comprehensive slides to explain key technology learnings
  • TaskResearch real-world application examples of these technologies
  • Key ResultObtain certification in Kubernetes and ArgoCD within the agreed time frame
  • TaskDedicate specific hours each week for course work and study
  • TaskSchedule and complete certification exams before the deadline
  • TaskResearch and enroll in a reputable Kubernetes and ArgoCD certification course
  • Key ResultSuccessfully deploy 3 projects using Istio and Terraform by quarter end
  • TaskDevelop a deployment strategy using Istio and Terraform
  • TaskIdentify the requirements and scope for each of the 3 projects
  • TaskExecute deployment plan, monitor progress, and troubleshoot any issues

OKRs to successfully migrate on-premises infrastructure to cloud service

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate on-premises infrastructure to cloud service
  • Key ResultTrain all team members on how to use the new cloud service effectively
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all team members
  • TaskIdentify suitable training course for new cloud service
  • TaskMonitor and assess team's proficiency post-training
  • Key ResultComplete migration of all essential data and applications using cloud service
  • TaskBegin transferring prioritized data to the cloud service
  • TaskAssess and categorize all data and applications for migration
  • TaskConduct thorough post-migration testing and verification
  • Key ResultAchieve cost savings of at least 20% compared to current on-premises setup
  • TaskEstablish and implement a company-wide energy saving program
  • TaskEvaluate and implement more efficient, cost-effective technologies
  • TaskInitiate negotiations with current vendors for price reductions

OKRs to successfully migrate to GitLab

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate to GitLab
  • Key ResultComplete migration plan and timeline, including a step-by-step guide for all teams
  • TaskDevelop a detailed timeline with specific milestones and accountable team members
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive step-by-step guide outlining the migration process for all involved teams
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis and assessment of all existing systems and data
  • TaskCollaborate with relevant teams to identify potential roadblocks and ensure seamless transition
  • Key ResultMigrate 100% of the code repositories and branches from the current system to GitLab
  • Key ResultEnsure all team members are trained and proficient in using GitLab for version control
  • TaskAssign mentors to assist team members in mastering GitLab version control
  • TaskRegularly assess and evaluate team members' proficiency in GitLab usage
  • TaskConduct comprehensive GitLab training for all team members
  • TaskProvide ongoing support and resources to enhance proficiency in GitLab
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% uptime and stability on GitLab platform throughout the migration process
  • TaskCollaborate with the migration team to establish effective communication channels and address concerns promptly
  • TaskConduct thorough testing of the GitLab platform for any potential issues or vulnerabilities
  • TaskPerform regular backups and monitor system logs to proactively identify and address any disruptions
  • TaskImplement redundant systems and failover mechanisms to ensure continuous availability

OKRs to efficiently migrate services and databases to Google Cloud

  • ObjectiveEfficiently migrate services and databases to Google Cloud
  • Key ResultAchieve minimal downtime during the migration process
  • TaskConduct regular communication regarding the migration process with all relevant stakeholders
  • TaskPerform a thorough assessment of the existing infrastructure and identify potential issues
  • TaskDevelop a detailed migration plan with clear timelines and allocated resources
  • TaskImplement redundancy measures and backup systems to minimize the impact of any disruptions
  • Key ResultOptimize costs by analyzing and implementing cost-effective solutions in Google Cloud
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary services or resources to reduce expenses
  • TaskRegularly monitor and review cost reports and adjust strategies accordingly
  • TaskResearch and implement more cost-effective alternatives or optimized configurations for existing services
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis of current Google Cloud services and associated costs
  • Key ResultEnsure seamless data migration from existing databases to Google Cloud
  • TaskPerform necessary data cleansing and transformation to ensure compatibility with Google Cloud
  • TaskAssess current database structure and data volume for smooth migration planning
  • TaskCreate a detailed data migration strategy outlining steps, tools, and timelines
  • TaskExecute step-by-step migration process, verifying data integrity and minimizing downtime
  • Key ResultSuccessfully migrate all services from current platform to Google Cloud

OKRs to design a comprehensive solution architecture for in-house projects

  • ObjectiveDesign a comprehensive solution architecture for in-house projects
  • Key ResultPresent and gain approval for solution architecture from key stakeholders, including management and IT teams
  • TaskPrepare comprehensive presentation detailing solution architecture
  • TaskSchedule meeting with stakeholders and IT team
  • TaskPresent solution architecture, seeking approval
  • Key ResultDevelop detailed solution architecture that aligns with business objectives and enables scalability
  • TaskDesign a detailed solution architecture blueprint
  • TaskEnsure alignment between architecture and business goals
  • TaskIdentify business objectives and scalability requirements
  • Key ResultConduct thorough analysis of current systems and requirements to identify gaps and needs
  • TaskReview current systems and requirements for accuracy and efficiency
  • TaskIdentify gaps within existing systems and requirements
  • TaskDetermine future needs based on identified gaps

OKRs to make business travel process fully digital

  • ObjectiveMake business travel process fully digital
  • Key ResultIdentify and list all paper-dependent tasks in business travel by end of week 1
  • TaskSurvey team members about paper-dependent tasks in business travel
  • TaskResearch common paper-dependent tasks in corporate travel
  • TaskCompile list of identified paper-dependent travel tasks by end of week 1
  • Key ResultDesign and implement a digital solution for identified tasks within week 5
  • TaskIdentify specific tasks requiring digital solution during week 5
  • TaskSketch out a basic design for the digital solution
  • TaskBegin implementing the devised digital solution
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% employee adoption of the new digital process in trial phase
  • TaskOffer incentives for early adopters in trial phase
  • TaskConduct informative training sessions on new digital process
  • TaskSeek feedback and troubleshoot issues quickly

Best practices for managing your It Project Team 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

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the 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

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

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 Project Team 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 Project Team 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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