15 customisable OKR examples for Project Lead

What are Project Lead 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 Lead 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 Lead OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Project Lead 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!

1OKRs to cultivate exceptional leadership character traits

  • ObjectiveCultivate exceptional leadership character traits
  • Key ResultImplement learned skills in three real projects, receiving positive feedback on each
  • TaskSeek and incorporate feedback from project stakeholders
  • TaskReplicate process for subsequent two projects
  • TaskApply learned skills on first project
  • Key ResultComplete two leadership development courses with a score of 90% or higher
  • TaskResearch and select two relevant leadership development courses
  • TaskCommit to regular study to comprehend course material
  • TaskTake final assessments aiming for 90% score or higher
  • Key ResultOrganize five workshops to teach, gather feedback and improve leadership traits
  • TaskIdentify potential experts to lead leadership workshops
  • TaskDevelop workshop curriculum based on leadership traits
  • TaskPlan a comprehensive feedback collection system

2OKRs to secure a leadership role within the company

  • ObjectiveSecure a leadership role within the company
  • Key ResultSuccessfully lead three major projects to completion with positive feedback
  • TaskIdentify key objectives for each of the three major projects
  • TaskMonitor progress, address issues and ensure all projects meet/exceed expectations
  • TaskAssign responsibilities and establish timelines for project completion
  • Key ResultAchieve a score of 90% or above in internal leadership competency assessment
  • TaskPractice situational leadership through role play activities
  • TaskReview past assessment feedback and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskAttend relevant training workshops for boosting leadership skills
  • Key ResultAttend and actively participate in at least four leadership training workshops
  • TaskComplete post-workshop assignments or takeaways for review
  • TaskSchedule time for active participation in each workshop
  • TaskResearch and register for four relevant leadership training workshops

3OKRs 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

4OKRs to enhance contribution to project outcomes

  • ObjectiveEnhance contribution to project outcomes
  • Key ResultSuccessfully lead 2 improvement initiatives that boost the project's effectiveness
  • TaskDevelop effective strategies to strengthen these areas
  • TaskIdentify 2 areas within the project requiring improvement
  • TaskImplement these strategies and track progress
  • Key ResultComplete 90% of assigned tasks ahead of allocated deadlines
  • TaskPrioritize tasks based on deadlines and complexity
  • TaskConstantly review and adjust timeline if necessary
  • TaskDesign a daily schedule focusing on high-priority tasks
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in positive feedback from project stakeholders
  • TaskSeek guidance and feedback from stakeholders continually
  • TaskImplement regular communication with stakeholders for updates
  • TaskImprove project deliverables based on feedback received

5OKRs to enhance collaboration and stimulate thought leadership

  • ObjectiveEnhance collaboration and stimulate thought leadership
  • Key ResultConduct 4 leadership training workshops to foster thought leadership
  • TaskIdentify topics and designing the content for the leadership workshops
  • TaskCoordinate with facilitators and arranging the necessary resources
  • TaskSend invitations and schedule the four leadership training workshops
  • Key ResultImplement 5 successful cross-functional projects to boost team collaborations
  • TaskDevelop clear communication guidelines and timelines
  • TaskIdentify and assign cross-functional team members for each project
  • TaskEstablish metrics for success and regular progress checks
  • Key ResultIncrease the average audience engagement rate on team discussions by 20%
  • TaskImplement interactive activities during team discussions
  • TaskIncorporate feedback sessions post-discussions
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training for engagement techniques

6OKRs to enhance and exemplify effective leadership skills

  • ObjectiveEnhance and exemplify effective leadership skills
  • Key ResultLead a team project, achieving goals within outlined budget and time constraints
  • TaskRegularly monitor progress and adjust strategies if needed
  • TaskDevelop a detailed, efficient budget plan
  • TaskEstablish clear project objectives and timeline
  • Key ResultGather 360° feedback from 10 colleagues to identify and improve leadership weaknesses
  • TaskIdentify 10 colleagues for feedback collection
  • TaskAnalyze feedback and create an improvement plan
  • TaskPrepare a 360-degree feedback survey
  • Key ResultComplete a recognized leadership training course with a score above 85%
  • TaskAim to achieve assessment scores above 85%
  • TaskPlan and maintain regular study schedule
  • TaskResearch and enroll in a reputable leadership training course

7OKRs to ensure consistent project progress

  • ObjectiveEnsure consistent project progress
  • Key ResultReduce project milestone delays by 15%
  • TaskIncrease communication and collaboration among team members
  • TaskRegularly monitor and update task progression
  • TaskImplement a consistent, detailed project schedule
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly deliverables completion rate by 20%
  • TaskReview existing workflows for areas of inefficiency
  • TaskImplement deadline reminders and progress check-ins
  • TaskProvide training for enhanced productivity tools
  • Key ResultImprove team communication efficiency by optimizing weekly meetings
  • TaskAllocate specific speaking time to each participant
  • TaskImplement clear post-meeting follow-up procedures
  • TaskDevelop clear, concise agenda for each weekly meeting

8OKRs to promote high-performance ethos across all company levels

  • ObjectivePromote high-performance ethos across all company levels
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% improvement in employee engagement survey scores
  • TaskImplement regular team-building activities and workshops
  • TaskProvide continuous feedback and recognition for employee achievements
  • TaskEnhance communication transparency between management and staff
  • Key ResultReduce project completion times by 15%
  • TaskDelegate project tasks efficiently among team members
  • TaskStreamline communication process to prevent misunderstandings
  • TaskEnhance project management tools usage for better tracking
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity metrics by 20%
  • TaskEncourage open communication to quickly resolve issues
  • TaskInitiate training programs to improve staff skills and efficiency
  • TaskImplement productivity tracking software for accurate metrics

9OKRs 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

10OKRs to enhance efficiency and accuracy in month end reporting systems

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and accuracy in month end reporting systems
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% on-time delivery of month-end reports through improving project management routines
  • TaskFrequently monitor project progress and adjust as needed
  • TaskImplement training on time management for team members
  • TaskReview and streamline project scheduling and assignment processes
  • Key ResultCut down time spent on month-end reports by 30% by streamlining the process
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate redundant steps in report process
  • TaskIncorporate automated data collection and compilation
  • TaskPrioritize and condense report information
  • Key ResultDecrease month-end reporting errors by 60% through automated data validation
  • TaskSchedule regular system maintenance and audits
  • TaskTrain staff on new validation protocols
  • TaskImplement automated data validation software

11OKRs to enhance work ethos focusing on integrity, speed, passion, and transparency

  • ObjectiveEnhance work ethos focusing on integrity, speed, passion, and transparency
  • Key ResultComplete 100% of assigned tasks with zero integrity-related issues
  • TaskReview every task breakdown meticulously to understand expectations completely
  • TaskPrioritize and execute tasks with complete honesty and transparency
  • TaskEnsure ongoing self-audit and cross-checking work accuracy
  • Key ResultImprove project delivery speed, reducing turnaround time by 20%
  • TaskStreamline project workflows to eliminate unnecessary steps
  • TaskImplement more efficient project management tools
  • TaskEnhance team training for productivity improvement
  • Key ResultIncrease 360-degree feedback scores on passion and transparency by 35%
  • TaskImplement proactive feedback mechanisms for immediate action
  • TaskArrange workshops to enhance staff communication and transparency
  • TaskPromote passion through exciting company wide initiatives

12OKRs to improve efficiency in meeting deadlines and deliverables

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency in meeting deadlines and deliverables
  • Key ResultImprove timely deliveries by delivering 90% of projects ahead of schedule
  • TaskTrain staff on time management techniques
  • TaskImplement project management tools for effective scheduling
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust project timelines
  • Key ResultReduce task completion time beyond deadlines by 40%
  • TaskImplement strict time management strategies
  • TaskUse project management tools for efficient tracking
  • TaskStreamline processes to eliminate unnecessary steps
  • Key ResultEnhance project management skills by completing a certified course in the quarter
  • TaskResearch suitable project management certification courses
  • TaskComplete and pass the certification course
  • TaskEnroll in chosen certification course

13OKRs to complete online course to enhance tech lead skills

  • ObjectiveComplete online course to enhance tech lead skills
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback on improved tech lead capabilities from 4 team members
  • TaskEnhance tech lead skills through workshops and training
  • TaskRequest feedback from team members
  • TaskImplement gained knowledge in ongoing projects
  • Key ResultApply learned strategies in 3 real-world projects or challenges
  • TaskIdentify 3 current projects or challenges to apply learned strategies
  • TaskImplement learned strategies into each identified project
  • TaskAssess the effectiveness of applied strategies in each project
  • Key ResultSuccessfully finish all course modules with at least 85% score by week 8
  • TaskRegularly review and practice to reinforce knowledge
  • TaskDesign a study schedule that covers all course modules
  • TaskAllocate at least 20 hours per week for focused studying

14OKRs to streamline implementation process for customers

  • ObjectiveStreamline implementation process for customers
  • Key ResultReduce average implementation time to 90 days or less
  • TaskProvide additional training and resources to project teams to enhance efficiency
  • TaskStreamline project documentation and approval processes for faster sign-offs
  • TaskIdentify and address common bottlenecks in the implementation process to eliminate delays
  • TaskImplement regular review meetings and progress tracking to ensure timely completion
  • Key ResultAchieve a customer satisfaction rating of at least 95% post-implementation
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training and support to ensure customers fully understand and utilize the implemented solution
  • TaskContinuously monitor and evaluate customer satisfaction metrics to identify trends and implement necessary actions
  • TaskImprove communication channels with customers to address any concerns or issues promptly
  • TaskConduct regular customer satisfaction surveys to gather feedback and identify areas for improvement
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through process optimization
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis of current processes to identify areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement automation tools and technologies to streamline repetitive tasks
  • TaskProvide regular training and support to team members to enhance their skills and efficiency
  • TaskStreamline workflows and eliminate unnecessary steps or duplication of effort
  • Key ResultDecrease the number of customer escalations related to implementation issues by 50%
  • TaskImplement a robust quality assurance process for all implementation projects
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive training program for implementation team
  • TaskEnhance communication channels between implementation team and customers
  • TaskConduct regular customer feedback surveys to identify and address implementation issues proactively

15OKRs to optimize and excel as an innovative agile team

  • ObjectiveOptimize and excel as an innovative agile team
  • Key ResultReduce project turnaround time by 15% through improved team collaboration
  • TaskIntroduce collaboration tools for effective communication
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings focusing on project obstacles
  • TaskProvide training to enhance team collaboration
  • Key ResultObtain 90% positive feedback on project deliverables from stakeholders
  • TaskImprove deliverables based on feedback received
  • TaskActively seek stakeholders' wants and needs
  • TaskContinually communicate project updates to stakeholders
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 25% measured by completed tasks
  • TaskIntroduce performance incentives for early or on-time task completion
  • TaskImplement a daily morning team-meeting for task assignment and completion updates
  • TaskProvide training on efficient task management and prioritizing techniques

Project Lead 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

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Project Lead OKRs in a strategy map

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 Project Lead 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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