15 OKR examples for Migration

What are Migration 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.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Migration to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our Migration OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Migration Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to ensure smooth migration of on-prem applications to cloud setup

  • ObjectiveEnsure smooth migration of on-prem applications to cloud setup
  • Key ResultEnsure zero critical post-migration issues in the final month of the quarter
  • TaskImplement a rigorous software testing process post-migration
  • TaskConduct daily briefs to discuss potential issues
  • TaskSchedule weekly system performance evaluations
  • Key ResultFinalize a comprehensive migration plan with defined roles and responsibilities by week 2
  • TaskIdentify and assign roles and responsibilities to team members
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive migration plan
  • TaskReview and finalize the migration plan by week 2
  • Key ResultAchieve successful migration of 70% of identified applications by week 8
  • TaskIdentify critical applications for migration prioritization by week 2
  • TaskAchieve 70% migration of applications by the end of week 8
  • TaskInitiate migration process of identified applications by week 4

OKRs to successful Exchange and Migration of Server Systems

  • ObjectiveSuccessful Exchange and Migration of Server Systems
  • Key ResultConduct a thorough inventory and categorize all existing servers by end of Week 1
  • TaskComplete inventory by end of Week 1
  • TaskCompile a comprehensive list of all existing servers
  • TaskCategorize servers based on their function
  • Key ResultMigrate 50% of identified servers without causing any system downtime by Week 6
  • TaskExecute migration plan during off-peak hours to avoid downtime
  • TaskIdentify non-essential servers for initial migration to minimize potential impact
  • TaskDevelop and test migration strategy for selected servers
  • Key ResultComplete the migration and ensure all systems are fully functional and optimized by Week 12
  • TaskConduct thorough testing on all systems
  • TaskOptimize system functionality by Week 12
  • TaskFinish the migration process by Week 12

OKRs to execute seamless Data Migration aligned with project plan

  • ObjectiveExecute seamless Data Migration aligned with project plan
  • Key ResultTrain 85% of the team on new systems and data use by end of period
  • TaskMonitor and document each member's training progress
  • TaskIdentify team members not yet trained on new systems
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for identified team members
  • Key ResultIdentify and document all data sources to migrate by end of Week 2
  • TaskCreate a list of all existing data sources
  • TaskDocument details of selected data sources
  • TaskAssess and determine sources for migration
  • Key ResultTest and validate data integrity post-migration with 100% accuracy
  • TaskDevelop a detailed data testing and validation plan
  • TaskExecute data integrity checks after migration
  • TaskFix all detected data inconsistencies

OKRs to successfully migrate and train Sales Team on the new CRM

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate and train Sales Team on the new CRM
  • Key ResultComplete data migration from current CRM to new CRM without loss by 100%
  • TaskValidate post-migration data for completeness and accuracy
  • TaskBackup existing CRM data before initiating the migration process
  • TaskExecute careful, monitored migration to the new CRM system
  • Key ResultConduct comprehensive training for 100% of the Sales Team on the new CRM
  • TaskMonitor the sales team's progress and application of CRM training
  • TaskSchedule mandatory training sessions for all sales team members
  • TaskDevelop a detailed CRM training curriculum for the sales team
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% proficiency among Sales Team members on new CRM usage within the quarter
  • TaskProvide ongoing feedback and support to improve CRM proficiency
  • TaskPerform regular skills assessments to identify knowledge gaps
  • TaskImplement comprehensive CRM training for all sales team members

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 successfully migrate virtual machines from Linux 7 to Linux 8

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate virtual machines from Linux 7 to Linux 8
  • Key ResultComplete 100% migration with zero post-migration issues within 60 days
  • TaskAllocate resources for pre and post-migration testing
  • TaskEnsure end-user training for new system adaptations
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive migration plan with clear deadlines
  • Key ResultIdentify and document all potential compatibility issues by end of week 2
  • TaskReview all systems and software for potential compatibility issues
  • TaskFinalize and submit issue documentation by end of week 2
  • TaskDocument identified compatibility problems with detailed descriptions
  • Key ResultSuccessfully move and test 50% of all virtual machines inside 30 days
  • TaskConduct thorough testing on moved virtual machines
  • TaskIdentify and catalog all virtual machines for relocation
  • TaskExecute the migration process for 50% of cataloged systems

OKRs to develop and implement an efficient cloud strategy

  • ObjectiveDevelop and implement an efficient cloud strategy
  • Key ResultIdentify and analyze potential cloud service providers by the end of month 2
  • TaskResearch potential cloud service providers
  • TaskPrepare a comparative analytical report of all providers
  • TaskEvaluate providers based on features, cost-effectiveness and reliability
  • Key ResultDefine key requirements and desired outcomes of the cloud strategy by month 1
  • TaskOutline desired outcomes from implementing the cloud solution
  • TaskIdentify critical objectives for adopting the cloud strategy
  • TaskDetermine primary requirements for the cloud strategy
  • Key ResultDesign, test, and execute cloud migration strategy achieving 90% transition by quarter end
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive cloud migration plan, including cost and risk analysis
  • TaskExecute the cloud migration, closely monitoring process and resolving issues promptly
  • TaskConduct exhaustive testing on pre-migration process and continuity plans

OKRs to ensure successful application and data migration with improved system stability and availability

  • ObjectiveEnsure successful application and data migration with improved system stability and availability
  • Key ResultDecrease system downtime by 50% compared to previous migrations
  • TaskDevelop improved system recovery strategies
  • TaskUpgrade to more reliable, updated hardware
  • TaskImplement regular preventive maintenance schedules
  • Key ResultTransfer 100% of data accurately and on time
  • TaskIdentify and organize relevant data for transfer
  • TaskSet up reliable, efficient transfer processes
  • TaskMonitor transfer to ensure accuracy and timeliness
  • Key ResultAchieve 99.9% uptime for migrated applications
  • TaskOptimize load balancing and fault tolerance mechanisms
  • TaskRegularly conduct preventative maintenance to minimize downtime
  • TaskImplement robust monitoring and alerting mechanisms for applications

OKRs to improve efficiency and accuracy of Salesforce data migration process

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency and accuracy of Salesforce data migration process
  • Key ResultEnhance cross-functional collaboration by conducting regular knowledge sharing sessions with relevant teams
  • TaskDevelop agendas focusing on cross-functional topics
  • TaskSchedule weekly knowledge sharing meetings with all necessary teams
  • TaskAssign team leaders to facilitate each session
  • Key ResultIncrease data migration accuracy rate to 95% through rigorous data validation and testing
  • TaskImplement regular data validation procedures
  • TaskEnhance data migration testing techniques
  • TaskRegularly assess and adjust accuracy rates
  • Key ResultReduce data migration time by 20% through the implementation of automation tools and streamlined processes
  • TaskReview current processes to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement
  • TaskResearch suitable automation tools for the data migration process
  • TaskImplement automation and revise protocols to streamline workflows

OKRs 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

OKRs to attain high-quality, timely data migration during Sprint delivery

  • ObjectiveAttain high-quality, timely data migration during Sprint delivery
  • Key ResultDefine data quality metrics and meet 95% accuracy for all migrated data
  • TaskDevelop a plan to ensure data migration accuracy
  • TaskExecute regular audits to maintain 95% data accuracy
  • TaskIdentify key metrics for defining data quality
  • Key ResultImplement reviews post each Sprint, achieving a 90% satisfaction score from stakeholders
  • TaskMonitor and analyze satisfaction scores for improvement
  • TaskInstitute a stakeholder satisfaction rating system
  • TaskPlan and schedule post-sprint review meetings
  • Key ResultOn-time completion of all migration tasks in 100% of Sprints
  • TaskPrioritize migration tasks according to their criticality
  • TaskAllocate sufficient resources for task completion in each Sprint
  • TaskMonitor task progress closely to ensure on-time completion

OKRs to increase customer migration from on-premises product to cloud product

  • ObjectiveIncrease customer migration from on-premises product to cloud product
  • Key ResultReduce on-premises product support requests by 15% due to migration success
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training on new system usage to all staff
  • TaskCreate detailed user guides and FAQs about the migrated product
  • TaskTrack and address recurring issues proactively
  • Key ResultSecure positive customer feedback on the benefits and ease of transitioning
  • TaskOffer incentives for leaving positive, detailed feedback
  • TaskImplement staff training to ensure smooth customer transitions
  • TaskConduct a post-transition survey to gather customer opinions
  • Key ResultAchieve 20% increase in cloud product subscriptions compared to on-premises
  • TaskOffer special discounts for cloud over on-premises subscriptions
  • TaskIncrease customer awareness of cloud advantages through online webinars
  • TaskImplement an aggressive marketing campaign for cloud products

OKRs to successfully migrate on-prem applications to cloud setup

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate on-prem applications to cloud setup
  • Key ResultPerform successful trial migration for at least 2 applications without compromising functionality
  • TaskIdentify two applications suitable for migration testing
  • TaskPerform incremental migration while ensuring functionality
  • TaskVerify the successful migration and performance
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize 70% of on-prem applications for migration by comparing impact and feasibility
  • TaskEvaluate each application's migration impact and feasibility
  • TaskList existing on-prem applications for review
  • TaskPrioritize 70% of applications based on evaluation results
  • Key ResultAchieve full migration with zero downtime for the prioritized list of applications
  • TaskTest and implement the migration plan effectively
  • TaskEnsure proper setup for seamless transition without downtime
  • TaskCreate a detailed migration plan for priority applications

OKRs to implement a centralized sales data repository and reporting system

  • ObjectiveImplement a centralized sales data repository and reporting system
  • Key ResultSuccessfully migrate 100% of existing sales data to the chosen platform
  • TaskExecute full data migration and verify accuracy
  • TaskIdentify and consolidate all existing sales data for migration
  • TaskPrepare new platform for seamless data transfer
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of the sales team on the new system, achieving 80% proficiency
  • TaskSchedule all-inclusive training sessions for the sales team
  • TaskImplement proficiency tests post-training
  • TaskIdentify key functions in the new system for targeted training
  • Key ResultIdentify suitable centralized data repository and reporting system by evaluating at least 5 options
  • TaskResearch and compile a list of 5 potential data repository systems
  • TaskEvaluate each system based on defined criteria
  • TaskChoose the most suitable centralized data repository and reporting system

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

Best practices for managing your Migration 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 Migration OKRs

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the 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

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 Migration OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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