7 customisable OKR examples for Project Execution

What are Project Execution 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 Project Execution 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 Project Execution OKRs examples

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

1. OKR 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

2. OKR to enhance proficiency in DevOps with AWS

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in DevOps with AWS
  • Key ResultEarn AWS certified DevOps engineer certification by passing the professional exam
  • TaskReview course material for AWS DevOps engineer certification
  • TaskRegularly practice with AWS hands-on labs
  • TaskSchedule and take the professional exam
  • Key ResultTroubleshoot and resolve at least 10 complex problems using AWS DevOps knowledge
  • TaskImplement solutions and confirm each problem's resolution
  • TaskDevelop strategies using DevOps knowledge for troubleshooting each issue
  • TaskIdentify and categorize ten complex problems within the AWS framework
  • Key ResultSuccessfully implement 5 DevOps projects using AWS tools and services
  • TaskSchedule project execution timeline and delegate necessary tasks
  • TaskEquip team with training on AWS tools and services
  • TaskIdentify and prioritize 5 suitable projects for a DevOps approach

3. OKR to implement a robust performance measurement system

  • ObjectiveImplement a robust performance measurement system
  • Key ResultConduct a pilot run and fix any identified issue by week 12
  • TaskConduct the pilot run during week 11
  • TaskIdentify and solve any issues by week 12
  • TaskFinalize the pilot run procedure by end of week 10
  • Key ResultDevelop automated processes for tracking these indicators by week 8
  • TaskIdentify necessary indicators for automation by week 2
  • TaskImplement and test automation process by week 7
  • TaskDesign automation process for tracking indicators by week 5
  • Key ResultIdentify and define 10 key performance indicators for system by week 4
  • TaskFinalize and define selected KPIs by week 4
  • TaskReview system functions and operation by week 1
  • TaskIdentify 10 potential performance indicators by week 2

4. OKR to enhance leadership abilities for a novice team lead

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership abilities for a novice team lead
  • Key ResultDemonstrate improvement by leading 2 successful projects by the end of next quarter
  • TaskIdentify and clearly define two potential leadership projects
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive, deadline-oriented action plan for each
  • TaskExecute, manage, and monitor progress for both projects effectively
  • Key ResultAchieve a mean feedback score of 4+ from team members in leadership effectiveness
  • TaskImprove communication and decision-making skills
  • TaskImplement a regular and effective leadership training program
  • TaskSolicit and apply feedback from team members
  • Key ResultComplete a certified leadership training course by quarter-end
  • TaskResearch and select a certified leadership training course
  • TaskEnroll in the chosen leadership training course
  • TaskComplete the training course and obtain certification

5. OKR to successfully Deliver Roadmap on Schedule

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully Deliver Roadmap on Schedule
  • Key ResultAchieve 75% of roadmap milestones by the midpoint evaluation
  • TaskPrioritize tasks to ensure effective workflow and progress
  • TaskDevelop a detailed, achievable roadmap with distinct milestones
  • TaskMonitor and track progress regularly against milestones
  • Key ResultDraft and finalize the project roadmap within the first 2 weeks
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% completion and delivery of the project roadmap by quarter end
  • TaskMonitor progress regularly and provide effective feedback and assistance
  • TaskEstablish clear, achievable goals for every team member involved in the project
  • TaskDedicate specific time for addressing potential disruptions or project hurdles

6. OKR to implement strategic initiatives to improve execution and value realization

  • ObjectiveImplement strategic initiatives to improve execution and value realization
  • Key ResultEnhance stakeholder satisfaction by 10% through better strategic alignment
  • TaskIdentify areas of misalignment and develop improvement plans
  • TaskConduct a thorough review of current strategic alignment methods
  • TaskImplement changes and track stakeholders' satisfaction growth
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% rise in measurable value from implemented initiatives
  • TaskIdentify areas for initiative implementation with the maximum benefit potential
  • TaskEstablish a system to track measurable value growth
  • TaskDevelop and execute strategies for selected initiatives
  • Key ResultIncrease strategic project completion rate by 20%
  • TaskConduct regular team meetings for effective communication and updates
  • TaskProvide additional training to improve employee project handling skills
  • TaskImplement project management software to track and streamline tasks

7. OKR to improve and optimize team's SEO projects' execution and output

  • ObjectiveImprove and optimize team's SEO projects' execution and output
  • Key ResultReduce website bounce rate by 10% by improving landing page SEO
  • TaskImplement engaging, keyword-focused metadata for better search engine recognition
  • TaskImprove landing page content for relevancy and clarity
  • TaskOptimize loading speed to enhance user experience
  • Key ResultRank for 20 new relevant keywords on the first page of search engine results
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive keyword research for relevance
  • TaskOptimize website content based on selected keywords
  • TaskBuild high-quality backlinks using these keywords
  • Key ResultIncrease organic website traffic by 30% through effective SEO strategies
  • TaskEnhance on-page SEO including meta descriptions, title tags, and keywords
  • TaskCreate high-quality, SEO-optimized content regularly
  • TaskImprove website's loading speed for better user experience

Best practices for managing your Project Execution 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 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 Project Execution 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 Project Execution 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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