4 customisable OKR examples for Project Executive

What are Project Executive 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 Executive 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 Executive OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Project Executive. 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 ensure adequate development of a proficient Project Executive in AI tech

  • ObjectiveEnsure adequate development of a proficient Project Executive in AI tech
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% score on project management competency by the newbie
  • TaskStudy essential principles of project management
  • TaskImplement feedback from mentorship sessions
  • TaskComplete practice tests and analyze results
  • Key ResultConduct 3 relevant job-specific training sessions for core AI tech concepts
  • TaskDevelop engaging, informative training sessions
  • TaskIdentify core AI tech concepts necessary for job roles
  • TaskSchedule and execute 3 job-specific AI training sessions
  • Key ResultComplete 2 shadow projects under the supervision of senior executives
  • TaskIdentify 2 senior executives to oversee shadow projects
  • TaskDefine goals and timeline for both projects
  • TaskBegin work on shadow projects under supervision

2OKRs to achieve promotion to an executive position

  • ObjectiveAchieve promotion to an executive position
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a new business strategy resulting in 10% revenue increase
  • TaskExecute new strategy, monitor progress, adjust tactics as necessary
  • TaskEvaluate current business strategies, identify areas for potential growth
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive plan to increase revenue by 10%
  • Key ResultReduce department expenses by 15% without sacrificing quality
  • TaskNegotiate vendor contracts for better pricing deals
  • TaskIdentify areas of unnecessary spending within the department
  • TaskImplement cost-efficient technology solutions
  • Key ResultIncrease team project completion rate by 20%
  • TaskImplement regular status checks and progress reporting
  • TaskProvide training in efficient project management tools
  • TaskImprove workload distribution amongst team members

3OKRs to boost efficiency, unify team, and grow account base

  • ObjectiveBoost efficiency, unify team, and grow account base
  • Key ResultIncrease productivity rates by 25% through process optimization
  • TaskImplement new technologies for process automation
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies in current work processes
  • TaskTrain staff in optimized work methodologies
  • Key ResultFoster team collaboration resulting in 15% improvement in project completion rates
  • TaskAssign collaborative tasks to increase interdependence and communication
  • TaskEstablish a systematic approach to project management
  • TaskImplement regular team building exercises and workshops
  • Key ResultAcquire 30 new accounts through targeted marketing strategies
  • TaskFollow up and close on leads
  • TaskIdentify potential clients through market research
  • TaskDevelop and implement targeted marketing campaign

4OKRs to secure a new project contract with a new client

  • ObjectiveSecure a new project contract with a new client
  • Key ResultIdentify and establish contact with 50 potential new clients within the industry
  • TaskResearch to compile a list of 50 potential clients within the industry
  • TaskSend emails to identified potential clients
  • TaskDraft a personalized introductory email to establish contact
  • Key ResultSubmit high-quality proposals to at least 20 new prospective clients
  • TaskDevelop robust, customized proposals for each client
  • TaskSubmit the proposals and follow up promptly
  • TaskIdentify 20 potential new clients and research their needs
  • Key ResultSuccessfully negotiate and finalize at least one contract with a new client
  • TaskIdentify and research potential new clients
  • TaskCraft and send personalized business proposals
  • TaskArrange negotiation meetings to finalize contract

Project Executive 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 Project Executive 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

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

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 Executive 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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