15 customisable OKR examples for Monitoring

What are Monitoring 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 Monitoring 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 customisable Monitoring OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Monitoring Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to implement robust fraud prevention and transaction monitoring systems

  • ObjectiveImplement robust fraud prevention and transaction monitoring systems
  • Key ResultDouble weekly monitoring audits and reduce detection-to-action time by 30%
  • TaskImplement faster response strategies for detected issues
  • TaskInvest in automation tools to expedite detection-to-action time
  • TaskIncrease frequency of weekly monitoring audits to twice a week
  • Key ResultDecrease fraud incidents by 40% using advanced detection technology
  • TaskImplement advanced fraud detection technology in daily operations
  • TaskConduct regular system audits to identify vulnerabilities
  • TaskTrain employees on utilization of detection software
  • Key ResultComplete incident response training for 100% of the financial team
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all team members
  • TaskTrack and record completion rates for team
  • TaskIdentify appropriate incident response course for financial team

2. OKR to reduce MTTR of critical business applications by 15%

  • ObjectiveReduce MTTR of critical business applications by 15%
  • Key ResultImplement proactive system monitoring to decrease incident occurrences by 20%
  • TaskRegularly review and modify monitoring threshold levels
  • TaskTrain staff on interpreting monitoring alerts and logs
  • TaskDeploy advanced system monitoring tools and software
  • Key ResultIdentify and remediate 30% of recurring application issues by end of quarter
  • TaskDefine metrics to identify recurring application issues
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive troubleshooting guide
  • TaskImplement and monitor remediation strategies
  • Key ResultTrain support team on advanced troubleshooting techniques to improve efficiency by 10%
  • TaskSupervise team practice on simulated support scenarios
  • TaskOrganize advanced troubleshooting skills training sessions
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate team's performance post-training

3. OKR to collaboratively enhance the robustness of ILT with M&E manager

  • ObjectiveCollaboratively enhance the robustness of ILT with M&E manager
  • Key ResultOrganize bi-weekly, focused brainstorming sessions with M&E manager to address ILT issues
  • TaskSchedule recurring bi-weekly meetings with the M&E manager
  • TaskPrepare detailed agenda focused on ILT issues for each session
  • TaskFollow up while documenting and implementing proposed solutions after sessions
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% increase in ILT effectiveness, measured through specific KPIs
  • TaskTrain and develop instructors in advanced teaching methodologies
  • TaskIdentify and implement best practices to enhance ILT approaches
  • TaskRegularly review and update ILT content for improved relevance
  • Key ResultImplement strategically developed improvements in 3 key areas of ILT by quarter's end
  • TaskDevelop effective strategies for improving identified ILT areas
  • TaskImplement the planned strategic improvements in the identified ILT areas
  • TaskIdentify 3 key areas in ILT requiring strategic improvements

4. OKR to improve organization's DevOps practices and monitoring systems

  • ObjectiveImprove organization's DevOps practices and monitoring systems
  • Key ResultImplement real-time monitoring for critical systems
  • TaskSet up necessary hardware and infrastructure for real-time monitoring
  • TaskResearch and select a real-time monitoring software solution
  • TaskCreate a checklist of critical systems to be monitored in real-time
  • TaskTrain staff on using the real-time monitoring system and troubleshooting potential issues
  • Key ResultAchieve 99% uptime for all production services
  • TaskImplement automated monitoring systems to detect and resolve service interruptions promptly
  • TaskCreate redundancy in server infrastructure to prevent single points of failure
  • TaskEstablish a robust backup and disaster recovery plan for all production services
  • TaskRegularly schedule and perform maintenance tasks to optimize system performance and stability
  • Key ResultReduce mean time to resolution (MTTR) for incidents by 20%
  • Key ResultIncrease adoption of DevOps practices across all teams
  • TaskImplement automated CI/CD pipelines for faster software delivery
  • TaskEncourage cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing between teams
  • TaskRegularly review and optimize existing processes to ensure continuous improvement
  • TaskProvide comprehensive DevOps training for all teams

5. OKR to create efficient service quality monitoring tools

  • ObjectiveCreate efficient service quality monitoring tools
  • Key ResultAchieve at least 80% accuracy in service quality measurement by week 9
  • TaskReview and adjust service protocols based on feedback every week
  • TaskImplement regular employee training for customer service best practices
  • TaskSet up a system for tracking and measuring service quality
  • Key ResultDesign and launch a beta version of service quality monitoring tools by week 6
  • TaskCode and test a beta version of the tools
  • TaskLaunch the beta version by week 6
  • TaskSketch initial design ideas for service quality monitoring tools
  • Key ResultCollect and implement feedback from 70% of beta users to improve the tool by week 13
  • TaskImplement solutions based on user feedback
  • TaskAnalyze received feedback for common issues
  • TaskContact beta users requesting actionable feedback

6. OKR to improve Kubernetes monitoring efficiency and effectiveness

  • ObjectiveImprove Kubernetes monitoring efficiency and effectiveness
  • Key ResultReduce the average time to detect and resolve Kubernetes issues by 30%
  • TaskConduct regular performance analysis and optimization of Kubernetes infrastructure
  • TaskEstablish a dedicated incident response team to address Kubernetes issues promptly
  • TaskConsistently upskill the DevOps team to enhance their troubleshooting abilities in Kubernetes
  • TaskImplement comprehensive monitoring and logging across all Kubernetes clusters
  • Key ResultIncrease the overall availability of Kubernetes clusters to 99.99%
  • TaskRegularly conduct capacity planning to ensure resources meet cluster demand
  • TaskContinuously update and patch Kubernetes clusters to address vulnerabilities and improve stability
  • TaskEstablish a robust disaster recovery plan to minimize downtime and ensure quick recovery
  • TaskImplement automated cluster monitoring and alerting for timely detection of availability issues
  • Key ResultImplement a centralized logging solution for Kubernetes events and errors
  • TaskRegularly review and analyze logged events and errors for troubleshooting and improvement purposes
  • TaskConfigure the Kubernetes cluster to send events and errors to the selected logging platform
  • TaskDefine appropriate filters and alerts to monitor critical events and error types
  • TaskEvaluate and choose a suitable centralized logging platform for Kubernetes
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of monitored Kubernetes clusters by 20%
  • TaskDevelop a streamlined process to quickly onboard new Kubernetes clusters
  • TaskConfigure monitoring agents on new Kubernetes clusters
  • TaskRegularly review and update monitoring system to maintain accurate cluster information
  • TaskIdentify potential Kubernetes clusters that can be added to monitoring system

7. OKR to elevate understanding in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

  • ObjectiveElevate understanding in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
  • Key ResultComplete an advanced M&E online certification course with a final score of 85+%
  • TaskDedicate time daily for course content and study
  • TaskEnroll in an advanced M&E online certification course
  • TaskScore 85%+ on all assessments and the final exam
  • Key ResultOrganize and lead a knowledge-sharing session in M&E for colleagues
  • TaskIdentify relevant M&E topics to cover in the session
  • TaskSchedule a meeting date, time, and location
  • TaskPrepare and distribute informative materials for the session
  • Key ResultConduct two insightful case studies related to M&E methods by end of quarter
  • TaskConduct research and data collection for both case studies
  • TaskAnalyze data and write up both case studies
  • TaskIdentify relevant research topics for M&E methods case studies

8. OKR to optimize AWS Costs

  • ObjectiveOptimize AWS Costs
  • Key ResultDecrease monthly AWS spend by 15% compared to the previous quarter
  • TaskImplement automatic scaling and resource utilization monitoring for cost-effective resource provisioning
  • TaskImplement AWS Cost Explorer to analyze spending patterns and identify optimization opportunities
  • TaskOptimize EC2 instances and remove unused resources to reduce AWS usage costs
  • TaskUtilize Reserved Instances and Savings Plans to save on compute and database service costs
  • Key ResultIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary or unused AWS resources
  • TaskRemove or terminate any unnecessary or redundant AWS resources immediately
  • TaskEvaluate the purpose and necessity of each identified unused resource
  • TaskRegularly monitor and audit AWS resources to ensure ongoing resource optimization
  • TaskReview all AWS resources to identify any that are not actively being used
  • Key ResultImplement cost-saving measures, such as Reserved Instances and Spot Instances utilization
  • Key ResultConduct regular cost analysis to track and report savings achieved from optimization efforts
  • TaskCompile a comprehensive report showcasing the achieved savings and present it to stakeholders
  • TaskReview cost data and compare it to previous periods to identify potential savings
  • TaskAnalyze cost drivers and evaluate opportunities for optimization in different areas
  • TaskImplement a system to regularly track and monitor ongoing optimization efforts and cost savings

9. OKR to enhance system stability to improve overall mobility

  • ObjectiveEnhance system stability to improve overall mobility
  • Key ResultReduce the number of outage incidents by half to minimize mobility interruptions
  • TaskImplement predictive maintenance for all transportation vehicles
  • TaskTrain staff on rapid problem identification and resolution
  • TaskConduct regular software and hardware performance checks
  • Key ResultImprove system uptime by 25% to ensure continuous and smooth mobility operations
  • TaskRegularly inspect and maintain all system hardware
  • TaskContinuously monitor system performance and fix glitches
  • TaskImplement redundant backup solutions, preventing downtime
  • Key ResultImplementan automated alert system for 100% identification of potential stability threats
  • TaskTrain staff on system operation and threat response
  • TaskIdentify suitable automated alert system software
  • TaskInstall and test the automated system

10. OKR to enhance the ticket creation process using the right record producer

  • ObjectiveEnhance the ticket creation process using the right record producer
  • Key ResultMinimize non-standard process application by 20%
  • TaskTrain staff in new, standardized applications
  • TaskIdentify current non-standard process applications
  • TaskImplement standardized procedures for identified areas
  • Key ResultIncrease utilization rate of correct record producer by 30%
  • TaskTrain staff on proper usage and benefits of correct record producer
  • TaskProvide incentives for employees utilizing correct record producer most
  • TaskImplement monitoring system to track record producer utilization
  • Key ResultImprove standard process adoption from 60% to 90% across all regions
  • TaskImplement a robust process training program for all employees
  • TaskCreate informative materials on the value of process adoption
  • TaskMonitor and reward high process compliance within teams

11. OKR to optimize server capacity planning

  • ObjectiveOptimize server capacity planning
  • Key ResultIncrease server utilization rate by 20%
  • TaskRegularly monitor and analyze server performance data
  • TaskImplement server virtualization to optimize resource usage
  • TaskDelete unnecessary data and applications from server
  • Key ResultImplement an automated capacity monitoring system
  • TaskInstall and configure the monitoring system
  • TaskSelect a system and acquire necessary components
  • TaskResearch different automated capacity monitoring systems
  • Key ResultReduce downtime incidents by 50%
  • TaskInvest in high-quality, reliable hardware and software
  • TaskTrain staff on troubleshooting and incident management
  • TaskImplement a proactive maintenance schedule for all equipment

12. OKR to implement effective and smart goal-setting strategies

  • ObjectiveImplement effective and smart goal-setting strategies
  • Key ResultReview and refine goal-setting process after completion of each goal
  • TaskAnalyze the effectiveness of completed goal
  • TaskIdentify improvements for future goal-setting process
  • TaskImplement identified improvements in next goal plan
  • Key ResultMonitor progress bi-weekly, ensuring 80% goal achievement rate
  • TaskDevelop report formats for bi-weekly updates
  • TaskSchedule bi-weekly progress review meetings
  • TaskCreate system to track 80% goal achievement rate
  • Key ResultFormulate 2 new, measurable and achievable goals each week
  • TaskDetermine two realistic, quantifiable goals
  • TaskCreate plan with steps to achieve each goal
  • TaskBrainstorm personal or professional objectives for the week

13. OKR to enhance team efficiency in managing Kubernetes across the organization

  • ObjectiveEnhance team efficiency in managing Kubernetes across the organization
  • Key ResultTrain team to achieve 100% completion of Kubernetes Advanced certification
  • TaskMonitor progress and provide additional support as needed
  • TaskIdentify necessary materials for Kubernetes Advanced certification training
  • TaskSchedule regular training sessions for the team
  • Key ResultImprove deployment speed by 25% through Kubernetes optimizations
  • TaskImplement and test optimization strategies for identified Kubernetes areas
  • TaskAudit the current Kubernetes settings and identify areas of potential improvement
  • TaskAdjust Kubernetes configurations for faster service deployment
  • Key ResultReduce Kubernetes-related errors by 20% with proactive monitoring
  • TaskRegularly update and optimize Kubernetes configurations
  • TaskSchedule routine check-ups to identify potential errors
  • TaskImplement a proactive monitoring system for Kubernetes

14. OKR to enhance corporate effectiveness, culture, and performance

  • ObjectiveEnhance corporate effectiveness, culture, and performance
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement scores by 15%
  • TaskImplement regular team-building exercises and activities
  • TaskProvide consistent and constructive feedback to employees
  • TaskIncrease recognition and reward for exceptional work
  • Key ResultAchieve 10% improvement in overall performance metrics
  • TaskDevelop and implement effective strategies to boost performance
  • TaskMonitor, evaluate, and adjust strategies regularly for optimal results
  • TaskIdentify key areas needing improvement through detailed performance analysis
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new operational efficiency measures
  • TaskImplement and monitor these new efficiency measures
  • TaskIdentify areas in current operations needing efficiency improvement
  • TaskDevelop two new efficiency measures addressing identified areas

15. OKR to optimize Trello Board for effective team OKR management

  • ObjectiveOptimize Trello Board for effective team OKR management
  • Key ResultConduct 5 training sessions on Trello usage to increase team efficiency by 20%
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive Trello training curriculum
  • TaskSchedule and conduct five Trello training sessions
  • TaskIdentify Trello features that boost team efficiency
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% of team updates their respective OKRs on Trello weekly
  • TaskIssue weekly reminder emails to update OKRs on Trello
  • TaskGive a short training on updating OKRs on Trello
  • TaskImplement OKRs review during team meetings
  • Key ResultImprove Trello Board navigation efficiency by 30% through reorganization and streamlining
  • TaskTrain team on navigation improvements to ensure smoother usage
  • TaskImplement an intuitive, uniform labeling system across all boards
  • TaskReview all current Trello boards for possible streamlining opportunities

Best practices for managing your Monitoring 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 πŸ‘‡

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

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

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

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 Monitoring OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full 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

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

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 Monitoring OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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