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2 OKR examples for Network Administrator

What are Network Administrator 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.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Network Administrator. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

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

Our Network Administrator OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Network Administrator. 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 strengthen network security through enhanced logging capabilities

  • ObjectiveStrengthen network security through enhanced logging capabilities
  • Key ResultImplement centralized logging infrastructure to capture and store network activity data
  • TaskRegularly monitor and maintain the centralized logging infrastructure to ensure uninterrupted data capture
  • TaskAssess existing network infrastructure to identify suitable centralized logging solutions
  • TaskConfigure the centralized logging infrastructure to collect and store the network activity data
  • TaskDetermine the appropriate tools and technologies required for capturing network activity data
  • Key ResultIncrease network security by configuring an intrusion detection system (IDS) with real-time monitoring capabilities
  • Key ResultImprove incident response effectiveness by integrating logging data with a security information and event management (SIEM) system
  • TaskRegularly review and fine-tune the integration and alerting processes to optimize incident response
  • TaskAnalyze current logging data sources and identify gaps for integration with the SIEM system
  • TaskDevelop standardized alerting rules within the SIEM system based on integrated logging data
  • TaskConfigure the SIEM system to ingest and aggregate logging data from all relevant sources
  • Key ResultIdentify and resolve security vulnerabilities by regularly reviewing and analyzing network log data
  • TaskSet up a regular schedule for reviewing and analyzing network log data
  • TaskGenerate reports based on network log data analysis to prioritize and address vulnerabilities
  • TaskImplement necessary measures to resolve identified security vulnerabilities promptly and effectively
  • TaskUse security software to identify and monitor potential security vulnerabilities

OKRs to improve E-commerce Platform and User Experience

  • ObjectiveImprove E-commerce Platform and User Experience
  • Key ResultAchieve a stable uptime of at least 99.9% to ensure seamless access for customers
  • TaskImprove server performance and reliability through regular maintenance and upgrades
  • TaskImplement robust backup systems and monitor data integrity to prevent potential downtime
  • TaskConduct frequent network audits and security checks to identify and resolve vulnerabilities
  • TaskEstablish an efficient incident response plan to promptly address any unforeseen issues or outages
  • Key ResultIncrease website loading speed by 30% to enhance user experience and reduce bounce rate
  • Key ResultDecrease average checkout time by 20% to streamline the purchasing process
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient checkout procedures and customer service skills
  • TaskStreamline payment process by accepting mobile payments and digital wallets
  • TaskOptimize store layout and organize merchandise for easy and quick access
  • TaskImplement self-checkout option to reduce wait time for customers
  • Key ResultImprove mobile responsiveness, resulting in a 15% increase in mobile conversions

Best practices for managing your Network Administrator 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 below). 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.

Building your own Network Administrator OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Network Administrator 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 Network Administrator 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.