11 customisable OKR examples for It Team Lead

What are It Team Lead 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 Team Lead 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 Team Lead OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for It Team Lead. 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 establish a high-performing IT team

  • ObjectiveEstablish a high-performing IT team
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% team satisfaction rate through team-building activities and growth opportunities
  • TaskCreate and offer regular professional development opportunities
  • TaskConduct monthly team satisfaction surveys and feedback sessions
  • TaskImplement weekly team-building exercises and workshops
  • Key ResultRecruit and onboard 5 IT professionals with diverse expertise
  • TaskDevelop an effective onboarding process
  • TaskLaunch a targeted recruitment campaign
  • TaskIdentify 5 diverse IT roles needed in the company
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement an IT team onboarding program for swift integration
  • TaskDesign comprehensive IT team training materials
  • TaskImplement onboarding process in the HR system
  • TaskIdentify essential skills needed for the IT team

2. OKR to develop a comprehensive IT upskilling program for colleagues

  • ObjectiveDevelop a comprehensive IT upskilling program for colleagues
  • Key ResultIdentify 3 major IT skill gaps in the team within 7 days
  • TaskCompare findings with current IT skill standards
  • TaskAnalyze team's recent project performance
  • TaskSurvey team to identify perceived IT skills deficiencies
  • Key ResultAchieve 80% completion rate across all training modules over the quarter
  • TaskRegularly monitor and review completion progress
  • TaskImplement incentives to motivate completion
  • TaskDevelop engaging and comprehensive training modules
  • Key ResultDesign 2 in-depth training modules per identified gap in the subsequent 3 weeks
  • TaskDesign and finalize two training modules per gap
  • TaskIdentify the gaps that need training modules
  • TaskDevelop detailed outlines for each module

3. 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

4. OKR to complete Windows 10 update on all DC PCs

  • ObjectiveComplete Windows 10 update on all DC PCs
  • Key ResultFully update 100% of DC PCs to Windows 10 by the end of the quarter
  • TaskValidate successful Windows 10 installation
  • TaskInstall Windows 10 on non-updated PCs
  • TaskConduct software audit on all DC PCs
  • Key ResultReach 60% upgrade rate on DC PCs to Windows 10 by end of second month
  • TaskDevelop an effective, step-by-step upgrade guide for Windows 10
  • TaskOffer technical support during the upgrade process
  • TaskConduct training sessions about the Windows 10 upgrade
  • Key ResultAchieve 30% of DC PC's Windows 10 update by end of first month
  • TaskSchedule update process for identified PCs
  • TaskMonitor and ensure successful upgrade completion
  • TaskIdentify PCs for Windows 10 upgrade

5. OKR 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%

6. OKR to implement MLOps system to enhance data science productivity and effectiveness

  • ObjectiveImplement MLOps system to enhance data science productivity and effectiveness
  • Key ResultConduct training and enablement sessions to ensure team proficiency in utilizing MLOps tools
  • TaskOrganize knowledge-sharing sessions to enable cross-functional understanding of MLOps tool utilization
  • TaskProvide hands-on practice sessions to enhance team's proficiency in MLOps tool
  • TaskCreate detailed documentation and resources for self-paced learning on MLOps tools
  • TaskSchedule regular training sessions on MLOps tools for team members
  • Key ResultEstablish monitoring system to track model performance and detect anomalies effectively
  • TaskContinuously enhance the monitoring system by incorporating feedback from stakeholders and adjusting metrics
  • TaskDefine key metrics and performance indicators to monitor and assess model performance
  • TaskEstablish a regular review schedule to analyze and address any detected performance anomalies promptly
  • TaskImplement real-time monitoring tools and automate anomaly detection processes for efficient tracking
  • Key ResultDevelop and integrate version control system to ensure traceability and reproducibility
  • TaskResearch available version control systems and their features
  • TaskIdentify the specific requirements and needs for the version control system implementation
  • TaskTrain and educate team members on how to effectively use the version control system
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive plan for integrating the chosen version control system into existing workflows
  • Key ResultAutomate deployment process to reduce time and effort required for model deployment
  • TaskResearch and select appropriate tools or platforms for automating the deployment process
  • TaskImplement and integrate the automated deployment process into the existing model deployment workflow
  • TaskIdentify and prioritize key steps involved in the current deployment process
  • TaskDevelop and test deployment scripts or workflows using the selected automation tool or platform

7. OKR to reinstate Intel's victorious culture and unify its talent pool

  • ObjectiveReinstate Intel's victorious culture and unify its talent pool
  • Key ResultImplement a quarterly team-building activity to foster unity among 95% of employees
  • TaskIdentify various team-building activities suitable for all employees
  • TaskMonitor employee participation, aiming for 95% involvement
  • TaskEstablish a scheduling and communication plan for activities
  • Key ResultIncrease talent retention rate to 90% through effective incentive programs
  • TaskImplement annual employee feedback surveys
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive incentive program to reward employee performance
  • TaskProvide regular career development opportunities
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% increase in internal promotion rate, strengthening our talent base
  • TaskCreate opportunities for internal growth and advancement
  • TaskImplement training programs to enrich employee skills and performance
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust promotion criteria

8. OKR 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

9. OKR to generate quality leads via data mining

  • ObjectiveGenerate quality leads via data mining
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% lift in sales-qualified leads conversion rate
  • TaskIntensify sales team training on lead conversion techniques
  • TaskImplement personalized follow-ups for sales-qualified leads
  • TaskOptimize landing pages for higher lead-to-sale conversion
  • Key ResultIncrease database size by 30% to enhance data mining efforts
  • TaskAllocate resources for 30% database expansion
  • TaskAnalyze current database capacity and needs
  • TaskImplement database enlargement strategy
  • Key ResultDeploy data mining software to generate 15% more leads
  • TaskTrain staff members to effectively use the software
  • TaskInstall and configure the software on company systems
  • TaskSelect appropriate data mining software for lead generation

10. OKR to enhance application security knowledge and awareness among teams

  • ObjectiveImprove application security knowledge and awareness
  • Key ResultIncrease the frequency of security checklist reviews by 50%
  • Key ResultConduct at least one security training session per team
  • Key ResultProvide secure coding guidelines and best practices to each team
  • Key ResultImplement a mandatory security certification program for all teams

11. OKR to enhance the efficiency of internal team communication

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency of internal team communication
  • Key ResultIncrease usage of team collaboration tools by 30%
  • TaskImplement training sessions highlighting tool benefits and functionalities
  • TaskLaunch a company-wide communication promoting tool usage
  • TaskOffer incentives for employees who regularly utilize the tools
  • Key ResultImplement weekly team catch-up meetings, achieving 90% attendance
  • TaskTrack attendance to maintain rate above 90%
  • TaskSchedule weekly meetings during common free time
  • TaskSend reminders about meetings two days prior
  • Key ResultReduce email response time by 50%
  • TaskSet dedicated times for checking and responding to emails
  • TaskPrioritize emails based on urgency and importance
  • TaskUse email templates for common responses

Best practices for managing your It Team Lead 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 Team Lead 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 Team Lead OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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