15 customisable OKR examples for Proficiency

What are Proficiency 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 Proficiency 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 Proficiency OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Proficiency. 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!

1OKRs to boost English proficiency for B1 level students

  • ObjectiveBoost English proficiency for B1 level students
  • Key ResultIncrease average test scores by 20% in grammar and vocabulary assessments
  • TaskDevelop a weekly study plan focusing on grammar and vocabulary
  • TaskImplement interactive learning methods to engage students
  • TaskRegularly assess progress with mini quizzes and tests
  • Key ResultAchieve an 80% improvement in students' pronunciation and spoken English skills
  • TaskIntroduce weekly one-on-one pronunciation coaching sessions
  • TaskIncorporate daily video-guided pronunciation practice
  • TaskImplement daily interactive English language drills
  • Key ResultEnsure 90% of students successfully complete advanced English exercises and activities
  • TaskDevelop engaging and challenging English exercises
  • TaskMonitor student progress regularly
  • TaskProvide timely feedback and additional support

2OKRs to enhance stakeholders' proficiency in project estimation

  • ObjectiveEnhance stakeholders' proficiency in project estimation
  • Key ResultDevelop and distribute a comprehensive project estimation handbook
  • TaskPlan and execute distribution strategy for the handbook
  • TaskWrite, edit, and finalize the comprehensive handbook
  • TaskOutline key components of project estimation for the handbook
  • Key ResultImplement a project estimation tool boosting efficiency by 30%
  • TaskMonitor and measure tool's impact on project efficiency
  • TaskTrain team members in using the chosen tool efficiently
  • TaskResearch and select a project estimation tool suitable for our needs
  • Key ResultExecute 4 workshops on advanced project estimation techniques
  • TaskPrepare materials and resources for the four workshops
  • TaskArrange logistics and advertise the workshops for signups
  • TaskIdentify experts to facilitate the estimation techniques workshops

3OKRs to elevate my technical execution proficiency

  • ObjectiveElevate my technical execution proficiency
  • Key ResultComplete at least 4 industry relevant certification courses
  • Key ResultDeliver 3 complex projects using learned technical skills without major issues
  • TaskMonitor progress closely, solving issues promptly
  • TaskAllocate resources and teams for each complex project efficiently
  • TaskEstablish a comprehensive project timeline and checkpoints
  • Key ResultGet positive feedback on improved technical skills from 5 different team members
  • TaskActively utilize improved skills in team projects
  • TaskRequest feedback from team members
  • TaskEnhance technical skills through training or self-learning

4OKRs to achieve Advanced Proficiency Level in English

  • ObjectiveAchieve Advanced Proficiency Level in English
  • Key ResultDeliver 3 presentations in English with effective communication metrics hitting 85%
  • TaskPrepare presentation content with emphasis on clarity and relevance
  • TaskUse feedback for continuous improvement and refining presentation skills
  • TaskPractice delivery for fluency, tone, and engagement
  • Key ResultRead and comprehend 5 advanced level English novels without assistance
  • TaskWrite summaries after each chapter to aid comprehension
  • TaskSelect five advanced level English novels to read
  • TaskSet a reading schedule, commit to it daily
  • Key ResultSecure a 90% or above score in advanced English proficiency test
  • TaskComplete multiple full-length practice tests
  • TaskReview and improve upon erroneous answers
  • TaskRegularly practice English grammar and vocabulary exercises

5OKRs to achieve proficiency in top-notch testing tools and technologies

  • ObjectiveAchieve proficiency in top-notch testing tools and technologies
  • Key ResultComplete four online courses on advanced testing tools and technologies
  • TaskComplete all course material and assessments successfully
  • TaskEnroll and start progressing through the chosen courses
  • TaskSelect four online courses on advanced testing tools and technologies
  • Key ResultAccomplish five real-world projects using newly learnt techniques and tools
  • TaskStart actively working on projects, using learnt techniques and tools
  • TaskPlan and structure the execution of chosen projects
  • TaskIdentify five relevant projects to implement new techniques and tools
  • Key ResultEarn certification in two popular testing tools to demonstrate gained expertise
  • TaskEnroll in certification courses for chosen tools
  • TaskSuccessfully pass the certification exams
  • TaskResearch and identify two popular testing tools for certification

6OKRs to develop proficiency in TypeScript

  • ObjectiveDevelop proficiency in TypeScript
  • Key ResultParticipate in a minimum of three collaborative projects involving TypeScript, showcasing effective teamwork and contributions
  • TaskContribute effectively to the TypeScript projects by sharing ideas and working collaboratively
  • TaskCommunicate and request to participate in the identified projects
  • TaskShowcasing the completed projects to highlight the effective teamwork and individual contributions
  • TaskIdentify three collaborative projects involving TypeScript
  • Key ResultWrite TypeScript code for at least two personal coding projects, covering different areas of application
  • TaskPlan and brainstorm ideas for two personal coding projects
  • TaskWrite TypeScript code for the first coding project, covering its designated area
  • TaskWrite TypeScript code for the second coding project, covering its designated area
  • TaskResearch and choose different areas of application for each coding project
  • Key ResultCreate a portfolio showcasing TypeScript projects with detailed explanations, attracting positive feedback from peers or potential employers
  • TaskShare the portfolio with peers and potential employers through online platforms or personal networking
  • TaskProvide detailed explanations and documentation for each project, highlighting their purpose and technical details
  • TaskIdentify a diverse range of TypeScript projects to include in the portfolio
  • TaskActively seek feedback from peers and potential employers to continuously improve the portfolio
  • Key ResultComplete an online TypeScript course and pass all assessments with a score of 90% or above
  • TaskTake all assessments seriously, review all material thoroughly, and aim for a score of 90% or above
  • TaskResearch and choose a reputable online TypeScript course that covers all necessary topics
  • TaskEngage in active learning by practicing coding exercises and seeking clarification when needed
  • TaskCreate a study schedule with dedicated time slots and milestones for completing each module

7OKRs to boost Odoo CRM utilization and proficiency company-wide

  • ObjectiveBoost Odoo CRM utilization and proficiency company-wide
  • Key ResultDecrease data input errors in Odoo CRM by 40%
  • TaskRegularly audit data entries for errors and inaccuracies
  • TaskIntegrate automated data validation tools in Odoo CRM
  • TaskImplement comprehensive data input training for all CRM users
  • Key ResultAccomplish 80% attendance in Odoo CRM training sessions
  • TaskSchedule training times that are suitable for majority of employees
  • TaskImplement company-wide incentives for attending the training
  • TaskSend regular reminders about upcoming Odoo CRM sessions
  • Key ResultIncrease Odoo CRM user login frequency by 30%
  • TaskImplement incentive program for frequent login users
  • TaskImprove user interface for enhanced accessibility
  • TaskImplement regular user training sessions

8OKRs to enhance personal communication proficiency

  • ObjectiveEnhance personal communication proficiency
  • Key ResultRead 3 books on interpersonal communication and conversation techniques
  • TaskPurchase or borrow selected books
  • TaskResearch and select 3 books on interpersonal communication
  • TaskSchedule regular reading sessions to complete all books
  • Key ResultPractice active listening in 20 different conversations to gain feedback
  • TaskSeek constructive feedback post conversation to improve listening skills
  • TaskFocus on comprehending and responding thoughtfully during these conversations
  • TaskInitiate 20 varied conversations geared towards active listening
  • Key ResultAttend 2 advancing communication workshops remotely
  • TaskSchedule time to attend the workshops remotely
  • TaskResearch and select 2 online communication workshops
  • TaskRegister for the chosen workshops

9OKRs to enhance proficiency in answering sales pitches

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in answering sales pitches
  • Key ResultAttend two industry-specific sales response training sessions
  • Key ResultPractice with 10 different mock sales pitches weekly
  • TaskIdentify 10 diverse sales scenarios to role-play each week
  • TaskDocument outcomes, feedback, and improvements after each pitch
  • TaskAllocate specific time weekly for mock sales pitch practice
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% increase in positive consumer feedback on response efficiency
  • TaskImplement comprehensive customer service training for staff
  • TaskRegularly review and improve communication channels
  • TaskStreamline response processes for quicker turnaround

10OKRs to become an expert in large language models

  • ObjectiveBecome an expert in large language models
  • Key ResultDemonstrate proficiency in implementing and fine-tuning large language models through practical projects
  • TaskContinuously update and optimize large language models based on feedback and results obtained
  • TaskComplete practical projects that showcase your proficiency in working with large language models
  • TaskCreate a large language model implementation plan and execute it efficiently
  • TaskIdentify areas of improvement in large language models and implement necessary fine-tuning
  • Key ResultComplete online courses on large language models with a score of 90% or above
  • Key ResultEngage in weekly discussions or collaborations with experts in the field of large language models
  • TaskSchedule a weekly video conference with language model experts
  • TaskDocument key insights and lessons learned from each discussion or collaboration
  • TaskShare the findings and new knowledge with the team after each engagement
  • TaskPrepare a list of discussion topics to cover during the collaborations
  • Key ResultPublish two blog posts sharing insights and lessons learned about large language models

11OKRs to enhance proficiency in time management

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in time management
  • Key ResultImplement a daily scheduling routine and adhere to it 90% of the time
  • TaskSet reminders for each scheduled task
  • TaskReview and adjust the routine weekly
  • TaskCreate a daily schedule outlining tasks and times
  • Key ResultComplete online time management course by mid-quarter
  • TaskComplete the online time management course
  • TaskRegister for the online time management course
  • TaskDedicate regular weekly hours for course study
  • Key ResultReduce weekly wasted time by half assessed via a time tracking tool
  • TaskImplement a time tracking tool to monitor weekly activities
  • TaskIdentify areas of wasted time and inefficiency
  • TaskDevelop new routines to streamline workload

12OKRs to successfully migrate to GitLab

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate to GitLab
  • Key ResultComplete migration plan and timeline, including a step-by-step guide for all teams
  • TaskDevelop a detailed timeline with specific milestones and accountable team members
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive step-by-step guide outlining the migration process for all involved teams
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis and assessment of all existing systems and data
  • TaskCollaborate with relevant teams to identify potential roadblocks and ensure seamless transition
  • Key ResultMigrate 100% of the code repositories and branches from the current system to GitLab
  • Key ResultEnsure all team members are trained and proficient in using GitLab for version control
  • TaskAssign mentors to assist team members in mastering GitLab version control
  • TaskRegularly assess and evaluate team members' proficiency in GitLab usage
  • TaskConduct comprehensive GitLab training for all team members
  • TaskProvide ongoing support and resources to enhance proficiency in GitLab
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% uptime and stability on GitLab platform throughout the migration process
  • TaskCollaborate with the migration team to establish effective communication channels and address concerns promptly
  • TaskConduct thorough testing of the GitLab platform for any potential issues or vulnerabilities
  • TaskPerform regular backups and monitor system logs to proactively identify and address any disruptions
  • TaskImplement redundant systems and failover mechanisms to ensure continuous availability

13OKRs to enhance proficiency in requirements assessment for personal development

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in requirements assessment for personal development
  • Key ResultConduct 3 mock requirements assessment drills weekly for increased mastery
  • TaskSchedule three weekly timeslots for mock requirements assessment drills
  • TaskPrepare materials, questions, and answers for the drills
  • TaskPerform the drills, review feedback, implement improvements
  • Key ResultComplete online course on requirements analysis with 90% pass mark
  • TaskRegister for an online course on requirements analysis
  • TaskAchieve at least 90% on all quizzes and final test
  • TaskRegularly study the course materials to understand concepts
  • Key ResultDeliver detailed requirements documentation for 2 hypothetical projects with zero errors
  • TaskDevelop thorough requirements for two hypothetical projects
  • TaskReview documentation to ensure zero errors
  • TaskSubmit finalized requirements documents

14OKRs to enhance proficiency in handling and developing AWS

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in handling and developing AWS
  • Key ResultScore 90% or higher in final assessment of a professional-level AWS course
  • TaskRepeatedly take and review practice exams before the final exam
  • TaskRegularly review and understand all course materials and lecture notes
  • TaskInvest time in practical AWS exercises and projects
  • Key ResultComplete 4 accredited AWS setup and maintenance online courses by end of quarter
  • TaskComplete all coursework and assessments before the due date
  • TaskEstablish a consistent study schedule to complete the courses
  • TaskResearch and select 4 accredited AWS setup and maintenance online courses
  • Key ResultSuccessfully deploy and maintain 3 AWS applications without significant errors
  • TaskUse AWS Elastic Beanstalk for application deployment
  • TaskRegularly backup data using AWS Backup services
  • TaskEstablish comprehensive monitoring using AWS CloudWatch

15OKRs to become proficient at React

  • ObjectiveBecome proficient at React
  • Key ResultComplete 10 React-based projects by the end of the quarter
  • TaskRegularly review progress and adjust plans accordingly
  • TaskCreate a project schedule for all 10 React-based projects
  • TaskAllocate sufficient time daily for coding and testing
  • Key ResultHelp build a React application with a team
  • TaskAttend team meetings to discuss application design and architecture
  • TaskContribute to coding, testing, and debugging the React application
  • TaskCollaborate on addressing feedback and implementing feature adjustments
  • Key ResultProvide weekly demonstrations of learned React abilities in team meetings
  • TaskLearn new React skills throughout the week
  • TaskPresent demonstration in weekly team meeting
  • TaskPrepare a demonstration showing those skills

Proficiency 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

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 weekly OKR 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 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 Proficiency OKRs in a strategy map

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

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 Proficiency OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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