6 customisable OKR examples for Product Researcher

What are Product Researcher 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 Researcher 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 Product Researcher OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Product Researcher 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!

1. OKR to integrate UX testing insights into decision-making

  • ObjectiveImprove decision-making with UX testing insights
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction rating by 10%
  • Key ResultTrain 3 non-UX team members on conducting and interpreting UX tests
  • Key ResultImplement changes based on user feedback in 100% of cases
  • Key ResultConduct 10 user tests for at least 2 features

2. OKR 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

3. OKR to elevate productivity in academic research

  • ObjectiveElevate productivity in academic research
  • Key ResultImplement and maintain a research schedule, ensuring minimum 5 hours of effective work daily
  • TaskDraft a dedicated 5-hour daily research schedule
  • TaskRegularly evaluate and adjust schedule for effectiveness
  • TaskImplement routine to follow the established research schedule
  • Key ResultSubmit two high-quality research pieces for publication review
  • TaskConduct comprehensive research on chosen topics
  • TaskSubmit papers for publication review
  • TaskWrite and edit two research papers
  • Key ResultAttend at least 3 professional development workshops related to research methods or practices
  • TaskEnsure participation in each workshop attended
  • TaskRegister for the chosen professional development workshops
  • TaskIdentify suitable workshops focused on research methods

4. OKR to increase AliExpress purchases

  • ObjectiveIncrease AliExpress purchases
  • Key ResultResearch trending products weekly
  • TaskBrowse popular e-commerce sites for current top-selling items
  • TaskAnalyze Google Trends data for rising product searches
  • TaskFollow relevant industry influencers and note product recommendations
  • Key ResultPlace orders for at least 5 items per week
  • TaskReview product availability and pricing from suppliers
  • TaskSubmit at least 5 orders to suppliers each week
  • TaskCompile a list of desired products for purchase weekly
  • Key ResultTrack delivery times and customer satisfaction
  • TaskSet up a system to record and monitor delivery times
  • TaskAnalyze collected data and develop improvement strategies
  • TaskCreate customer satisfaction surveys after product delivery

5. OKR to increase online community subscriptions for startups

  • ObjectiveIncrease online community subscriptions for startups
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in the overall number of startups subscribed
  • TaskOffer incentives or discounts to existing customers for referring new startups to subscribe
  • TaskImprove and optimize the onboarding process to increase conversion rates for new subscriptions
  • TaskDevelop and implement targeted marketing campaigns to attract new startup subscribers
  • TaskConduct market research to identify potential target audience for startup subscriptions
  • Key ResultIncrease user engagement by 15% to encourage startups to stay subscribed
  • TaskImprove onboarding experience with a guided tutorial showcasing key features
  • TaskProvide regular surveys or feedback forms to gather insights on user needs and preferences
  • TaskSend personalized emails with helpful tips and success stories to inspire startups
  • TaskCreate an online community for startups to share experiences and network with peers
  • Key ResultGenerate 50% more leads through targeted marketing campaigns
  • TaskImplement lead nurturing campaigns using email marketing automation to engage and convert leads
  • TaskOptimize landing pages with clear call-to-actions and forms to capture leads effectively
  • TaskIdentify target audience demographics and develop personalized marketing messages for each segment
  • TaskAnalyze campaign performance data regularly to identify areas of improvement and adjust strategies
  • Key ResultImprove website conversion rate by 10% to attract more startups
  • TaskUtilize remarketing strategies to re-engage with potential startup customers and drive conversions
  • TaskImplement A/B testing for different call-to-action buttons and optimize based on performance
  • TaskOptimize landing page design and content to increase user engagement and conversion
  • TaskEnhance website loading speed to reduce bounce rate and improve user experience

6. OKR to enhance product-market fit by conducting customer research and implementing user feedback

  • ObjectiveImprove product-market fit by leveraging customer research and user feedback
  • Key ResultMeasure the impact of the improvements on product-market fit by tracking user metrics
  • Key ResultConduct in-depth interviews with 50 potential and existing customers
  • Key ResultImplement the top 3 product improvements within 3 weeks
  • Key ResultAnalyze user feedback and identify the top 3 product improvements

Best practices for managing your Product Researcher 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 Product Researcher OKRs

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

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 Researcher 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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