4 customisable OKR examples for Practice Leaders

What are Practice Leaders 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've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Practice Leaders 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 Practice Leaders OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Practice Leaders 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!

1OKRs to to strengthen relationship and engagement with practices

  • ObjectiveTo strengthen relationship and engagement with practices
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% increase in regular communication with practices
  • TaskRegularly schedule bi-weekly practice management meetings
  • TaskImplement weekly email updates for ongoing practice-related events
  • TaskCreate an interactive feedback system for immediate responses
  • Key ResultImplement two new collaborative projects with practices
  • TaskIdentify suitable practices for collaboration
  • TaskInitiate contact and negotiate project details
  • TaskDevelop proposal for new collaborative projects
  • Key ResultImprove satisfaction among practices by 20% as measured by a follow-up survey
  • TaskIntroduce new incentives for high-performing practices
  • TaskEnhance communication between management and practices
  • TaskImplement regular feedback sessions with practices

2OKRs to enhance maturity and adoption of lean/scaled Agile delivery practices

  • ObjectiveEnhance maturity and adoption of lean/scaled Agile delivery practices
  • Key ResultConfirm 85% staff satisfaction with the transition to Agile practices via survey
  • TaskAnalyze the received feedback for satisfaction rate
  • TaskDevelop a clear and concise survey measuring Agile practice satisfaction
  • TaskDistribute the survey to all staff members
  • Key ResultAchieve 25% productivity increase through lean/Agile methodologies implementation
  • TaskIdentify areas for process optimization using lean/Agile methodologies
  • TaskMonitor and adjust strategies for continuous productivity improvement
  • TaskImplement selected lean/Agile practices in those identified areas
  • Key ResultImplement lean/scaled Agile training for 90% of delivery team members
  • TaskTrack team members’ progress post-training
  • TaskSchedule training for 90% of the team members
  • TaskIdentify appropriate Agile training program for delivery team

3OKRs to improve software development team leadership effectiveness

  • ObjectiveImprove software development team leadership effectiveness
  • Key ResultImprove team efficiency by implementing agile practices and metrics to track progress
  • TaskConduct training on Agile practices and ensure all team members understand the principles
  • TaskImplement regular stand-up meetings to enhance communication, identify obstacles, and resolve them promptly
  • TaskUtilize Agile metrics like velocity and burndown charts to track progress and optimize productivity
  • TaskEstablish clear goals and prioritize tasks using Agile frameworks like Scrum or Kanban
  • Key ResultFoster effective communication and collaboration within the team to drive successful project delivery
  • TaskPromote cross-functional collaboration by assigning individuals from different departments to work together
  • TaskUtilize project management tools and software to streamline communication and document sharing
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings to discuss project updates, challenges, and opportunities
  • TaskEncourage open and honest communication to foster a collaborative and trusting environment
  • Key ResultIncrease team satisfaction and engagement through regular feedback and recognition
  • Key ResultEnhance technical skills by facilitating ongoing training programs and knowledge sharing sessions

4OKRs to enhance the effectiveness of people management practices

  • ObjectiveEnhance the effectiveness of people management practices
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through refined people management practices
  • TaskDevelop communication protocols to streamline information flow
  • TaskIntroduce peer recognition and reward systems
  • TaskImplement weekly team-specific training and skill development sessions
  • Key ResultReduce turnover rate by 15% through improved management strategies
  • TaskImplement comprehensive management training programs
  • TaskFoster a positive and inclusive workplace environment
  • TaskDevelop clear communication channels between staff and management
  • Key ResultImplement feedback collection system for 100% of team members
  • TaskTrain all team members on how to use the feedback system
  • TaskEstablish a regular schedule for feedback collection and review
  • TaskSelect an effective feedback collection tool suitable for the team

Practice Leaders OKR best practices to boost success

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

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Practice Leaders OKRs in a strategy map

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. 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

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

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 Practice Leaders 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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