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15 OKR examples for Product Developer

What are Product Developer 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 Product Developer 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.

Our Product Developer OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Product Developer. 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 successfully launch the Minimum Viable Product for Product Information Management

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully launch the Minimum Viable Product for Product Information Management
  • Key ResultRelease the PIM MVP to at least 100 initial users for beta testing
  • TaskFinalize MVP of the PIM software for release
  • TaskIdentify and invite 100 initial beta testers
  • TaskDeploy MVP to the selected beta testers
  • Key ResultObtain a 75% positive response rate from initial user testing and feedback
  • TaskDevelop user-friendly, engaging testing protocols
  • TaskIncentivize participants to promote response rates
  • TaskFollow-up consistently with participants for feedback
  • Key ResultComplete development of core features for the MVP by 60% progress on the project timeline
  • TaskAllocate tasks to the development team
  • TaskReview and monitor team's progress regularly
  • TaskDefine required core features for the MVP

OKRs to increase efficiency and effectiveness of product development through continuous process improvement

  • ObjectiveIncrease efficiency and effectiveness of product development through continuous process improvement
  • Key ResultAchieve a customer satisfaction rating of 90% by addressing product development pain points and enhancing quality
  • Key ResultDecrease resource wastage by 10% through optimized resource allocation and utilization
  • TaskIdentify and prioritize areas where resource wastage is currently occurring
  • TaskMonitor and track resource usage regularly to ensure ongoing reduction in wastage
  • TaskImplement streamlined processes and systems to improve resource allocation and utilization efficiency
  • TaskConduct a thorough assessment of current resource allocation and utilization practices
  • Key ResultIncrease the percentage of successful product launches by 15% through improved workflows and collaboration
  • TaskFoster cross-functional collaboration through regular team meetings and knowledge sharing sessions
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis of existing workflows to identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies
  • TaskImplement a project management tool to streamline communication and task tracking
  • TaskEstablish a feedback loop with stakeholders to continuously improve product launch processes
  • Key ResultReduce product development cycle time by 20% through streamlined processes and automation

OKRs to enhance Product Development Efficiency through Metrics and Tools

  • ObjectiveEnhance Product Development Efficiency through Metrics and Tools
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement 3 new performance metrics for evaluating product development progress
  • TaskFormulate three new applicable performance metrics
  • TaskIdentify key areas for improvement in product development process
  • TaskImplement metrics into ongoing project evaluation
  • Key ResultProcure and integrate 2 productivity-enhancing tools into the product development process
  • Key ResultIncrease product development speed by 20% using efficiency-focused operational methods
  • TaskStreamline communication processes for faster decision-making
  • TaskProvide efficiency training for product development team
  • TaskImplement agile methodology for quicker development cycles

OKRs to decrease time from idea to product deliverables

  • ObjectiveDecrease time from idea to product deliverables
  • Key ResultReduce the average time spent on idea validation by 20%
  • TaskStreamline the idea validation process to eliminate unnecessary steps
  • TaskConduct regular brainstorming sessions to generate and validate ideas collectively
  • TaskUtilize rapid prototyping to gauge user interest and validate ideas more efficiently
  • TaskImplement a feedback mechanism to quickly evaluate the viability of ideas
  • Key ResultImprove project planning to ensure timely completion of all deliverables
  • TaskRegularly track progress and provide feedback to address potential delays promptly
  • TaskImplement agile project management methodologies to adapt and adjust plans efficiently
  • TaskAssign responsibilities and ensure the team understands the scope and requirements
  • TaskBreak down project into smaller tasks with clear deadlines for each deliverable
  • Key ResultIncrease efficiency in the product development process by streamlining workflows
  • Key ResultEnhance cross-team collaboration to minimize bottlenecks and accelerate decision-making
  • TaskEstablish clear roles, responsibilities, and timelines to streamline decision-making processes
  • TaskImplement regular cross-team meetings to share updates and coordinate efforts effectively
  • TaskFoster a collaborative culture by encouraging open communication and sharing of ideas
  • TaskCreate a centralized platform for sharing documents and information to improve access and transparency

OKRs to deliver feature-rich product releases with minimal bugs

  • ObjectiveDeliver feature-rich product releases with minimal bugs
  • Key ResultConduct rigorous weekly QA sessions for every newly developed feature
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive test cases for each feature
  • TaskDocument all findings and feedback effectively
  • TaskSchedule weekly QA sessions for new features
  • Key ResultIncrease unit test coverage to 90% for every product feature
  • TaskRegularly monitor and update tests as necessary
  • TaskReview current test coverage for each product feature
  • TaskDevelop additional unit tests for under-tested features
  • Key ResultDecrease in reported post-release bugs by 30%
  • TaskEnhance debugging during product development
  • TaskImplement a more thorough QA process
  • TaskImprove testing procedures before product release

OKRs to successfully launch the tech startup

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully launch the tech startup
  • Key ResultSecure funding from at least three investors by increasing company visibility
  • TaskEnhance online presence through social media and optimized website
  • TaskParticipate in industry networking events
  • TaskDevelop a compelling investor presentation
  • Key ResultDevelop, test and launch the MVP (minimum viable product) targeting user validation
  • TaskDesign and develop the minimum viable product
  • TaskCarry out rigorous testing and fixing of the MVP
  • TaskLaunch MVP and collect user validation data
  • Key ResultHire and onboard five skilled developers to establish the product team
  • TaskCreate a detailed job description for developer positions
  • TaskPromote vacancies on targeted recruitment platforms
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive onboarding program

OKRs to file patent for medical device and enhance prototype functionality

  • ObjectiveFile patent for medical device and enhance prototype functionality
  • Key ResultThoroughly research patents in the related field to ensure uniqueness by end of Week 4
  • TaskIdentify relevant fields for patent search
  • TaskAnalyze findings for potential uniqueness conflicts
  • TaskConduct comprehensive patent search through online databases
  • Key ResultImplement three major improvements in the prototype based on testing feedback by Week 12
  • Key ResultComplete drafting a unique and detailed patent application by Week 8
  • TaskFinalize application, including all diagrams and claims
  • TaskWrite a comprehensive description of the invention
  • TaskResearch and analyze existing patents relevant to the invention

OKRs to launch a high growth and profitable tech startup

  • ObjectiveLaunch a high growth and profitable tech startup
  • Key ResultDevelop a minimum viable product, tested and approved by a focus group of 25 participants
  • TaskCreate and test the product with focus group
  • TaskImplement changes based on feedback
  • TaskIdentify key features for the minimum viable product
  • Key ResultSecure funding worth at least $1M from reliable investors
  • TaskSchedule and conduct persuasive pitch meetings with investors
  • TaskDevelop a compelling business proposal showcasing ROI
  • TaskResearch and create a list of potential reliable investors
  • Key ResultAssemble a cohesive team of 5 skilled professionals for key operations
  • TaskIdentify required skills for key operations team roles
  • TaskSource potential candidates through networking or recruiting
  • TaskConduct interviews and select final team members

OKRs to maximize self-service options for private customers

  • ObjectiveMaximize self-service options for private customers
  • Key ResultLaunch 3 new intuitive self-service features by the end of the quarter
  • TaskDevelop and test these self-service features thoroughly
  • TaskIdentify potential features through market research and user feedback
  • TaskEfficiently integrate and deploy new features into the system
  • Key ResultAchieve 25% customer usage of these new self-service features
  • TaskImplement a marketing campaign highlighting feature benefits
  • TaskDevelop engaging tutorials on utilizing new self-service features
  • TaskConduct user experience surveys to uncover usage barriers
  • Key ResultReduce customer support queries by 15% through increased self-service utilization
  • TaskImplement comprehensive FAQ section on the website
  • TaskImplement a robust chatbot for common queries
  • TaskDevelop easy-to-understand user manuals

OKRs to develop a functional and user-friendly MVP

  • ObjectiveDevelop a functional and user-friendly MVP
  • Key ResultRelease MVP to a test group and achieve more than 85% satisfaction rate
  • TaskIdentify and organize a comprehensive, relevant test group
  • TaskDevelop a fully functional MVP for the specified product
  • TaskImplement feedback collection and satisfaction measurement tools
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize the top 3 key features by interviewing 20 potential users
  • TaskConduct interviews with 20 potential users
  • TaskPrepare interview questions targeting potential key features
  • TaskAnalyze responses to determine top 3 features
  • Key ResultSecure commitment from a technical developer or agency for MVP development
  • TaskFinalize and sign official commitment agreement
  • TaskPresent project details and expectations to potential developer
  • TaskIdentify potential technical developers or agencies

OKRs to implement new functionality in our product offering

  • ObjectiveImplement new functionality in our product offering
  • Key ResultObtain 80% positive feedback from beta testers on new functionality
  • TaskDevelop clear, user-friendly instructions for new functionality
  • TaskRegularly monitor and analyze beta tester feedback
  • TaskImplement suggestions for improvements promptly
  • Key ResultFinalize development of 2 new features by meeting acceptance criteria
  • TaskImplement necessary revisions post feedback
  • TaskConduct rigorous testing for each new feature
  • TaskObtain stakeholder approval for the completed features
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% bug-free releases for the new functions
  • TaskTrain team members in systematic debugging techniques
  • TaskSchedule frequent code review sessions amongst developers
  • TaskImplement robust testing protocols for newly developed functions

OKRs to integrate Generative AI across the entire product lineup

  • ObjectiveIntegrate Generative AI across the entire product lineup
  • Key ResultTrain and launch generative AI models in 50% of product functionalities
  • TaskDevelop and train generative AI models for selected functionalities
  • TaskImplement and test AI models within each selected product functionality
  • TaskIdentify product functionalities suitable for generative AI
  • Key ResultAchieve 70% user satisfaction with AI-generated content or predictions
  • TaskDevelop user feedback mechanisms for AI-generated content
  • TaskContinually update AI algorithms for accuracy
  • TaskInitiate improvements based on collected user feedback
  • Key ResultReduce manual intervention by 40% in selected processes through AI automation
  • TaskAnalyze and adjust AI efficiency
  • TaskIdentify processes that require repetitive manual intervention
  • TaskImplement AI automation in identified processes

OKRs to develop a cloud-based SAAS loyalty product

  • ObjectiveDevelop a cloud-based SAAS loyalty product
  • Key ResultComplete backend development process meeting 95% of the defined specifications
  • TaskDevelop and test backend according to specifications
  • TaskFinalize defined specifications for backend development process
  • TaskConduct reviews and adjust code to meet 95% specification accuracy
  • Key ResultSuccessfully launch a beta version with less than 3% defects reported
  • TaskPrioritize and swiftly address reported defects
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive testing procedures for beta version
  • TaskProvide effective channels for reporting software defects
  • Key ResultFinalize system specifications and required features by interviewing 20 potential users
  • TaskIdentify and contact 20 potential system users for interviews
  • TaskConduct interviews to finalize system specifications
  • TaskFinalize required features based on user feedback

OKRs to enhance product functionality by adding three new features based on user feedback

  • ObjectiveImprove product functionality through user feedback
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% satisfaction rate in user testing for new features
  • Key ResultReduce customer support interactions related to functionality by 25%
  • Key ResultImplement three new features based on user feedback
  • Key ResultIncrease daily active user rate by 15% after feature implementation

OKRs to launch fintech product successfully

  • ObjectiveLaunch fintech product successfully
  • Key ResultOnboard and acquire a minimum of 1000 active users for the fintech product
  • TaskImplement referral program offering incentives to existing users for inviting new sign-ups
  • TaskIdentify target audience and create detailed user personas for effective marketing strategies
  • TaskDevelop a user-friendly onboarding process with intuitive interface and seamless experience
  • TaskLaunch targeted digital marketing campaigns to attract and engage potential users
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a robust backend system that supports the fintech product
  • TaskIdentify key features and requirements for the robust backend system
  • TaskTest and deploy the backend system, ensuring its functionality and scalability
  • TaskConduct thorough research on existing backend systems in the fintech industry
  • TaskCollaborate with IT team to design and develop the backend system architecture
  • Key ResultConduct thorough testing and ensure the fintech product meets all functional requirements
  • TaskExecute the test plan, meticulously examining each aspect of the product's functionality
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive test plan covering all functional requirements of the fintech product
  • TaskDocument any issues or discrepancies encountered during the testing process for further analysis
  • TaskContinuously retest the product after resolving issues to ensure functional requirements are met
  • Key ResultAchieve at least 90% customer satisfaction rate through user feedback and surveys
  • TaskImplement a user feedback system to collect customer opinions and suggestions regularly
  • TaskMonitor and track customer satisfaction rate through ongoing feedback and surveys
  • TaskAnalyze the data from user feedback and surveys to identify areas for improvement
  • TaskDevelop and implement strategies based on user feedback to address customer concerns and enhance satisfaction

Best practices for managing your Product Developer 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

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your 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

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

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 Product Developer 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 Product Developer 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 Product Developer OKR templates

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OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.