15 customisable OKR examples for Project Leader

What are Project Leader 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 Leader 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 Leader OKRs examples

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

2. 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

3. OKR 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

4. OKR 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

5. OKR 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

6. OKR 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

7. OKR 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

8. OKR 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

9. OKR 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

10. OKR to enhance soft skills through effective cross-team collaboration

  • ObjectiveEnhance soft skills through effective cross-team collaboration
  • Key ResultLead one cross-team project resulting in a 20% increase in team efficiency
  • TaskEvaluate and report the efficiency increase
  • TaskIdentify a project involving multiple teams
  • TaskDevelop and implement efficient cross-team strategies
  • Key ResultAttend two cross-department training sessions per month to expand interpersonal skills
  • TaskSchedule attendance to two sessions
  • TaskIdentify available cross-department training sessions
  • TaskParticipate actively in chosen sessions
  • Key ResultScore at least 4.5 in a peer-reviewed soft skills assessment by quarter end
  • TaskPractice and master active listening and empathy
  • TaskRequest and attentively incorporate peer feedback
  • TaskEnroll in and complete a soft skills improvement course

11. OKR to enhance communication and foster collaboration within the team

  • ObjectiveEnhance communication and foster collaboration within the team
  • Key ResultConduct bi-weekly workshops to improve team communication skills
  • TaskIdentify key communication issues impacting team's performance
  • TaskPlan interactive bi-weekly workshops to address these issues
  • TaskRegularly evaluate workshop's efficiency and adapt accordingly
  • Key ResultImplement a successful team project involving all members showcasing effective collaboration
  • TaskSchedule regular team meetings for progress updates and brainstorming
  • TaskActively promote open communication and constructive feedback within the team
  • TaskIdentify individual strengths and assign respective team roles accordingly
  • Key ResultDecrease email response time to under one hour during working days
  • TaskPrioritize regularly checking emails during work hours
  • TaskSet alarm reminders to answer pending emails
  • TaskUse quick-reply templates for frequently asked questions

12. OKR to maintain a professional and engaged presence at work

  • ObjectiveMaintain a professional and engaged presence at work
  • Key ResultComplete assigned tasks on time with high quality and seek opportunities for improvement
  • TaskSeek feedback from colleagues and supervisors to enhance performance
  • TaskPay attention to detail and ensure the quality of work before submission
  • TaskRegularly evaluate workflow and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskPrioritize tasks and create a schedule to meet deadlines efficiently
  • Key ResultBuild and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and superiors through effective communication and collaboration
  • TaskActively listen to colleagues and superiors, showing genuine interest in their perspectives and ideas
  • TaskCommunicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in written correspondence
  • TaskSeek feedback from colleagues and superiors, and implement constructive criticism to improve collaboration
  • TaskOffer assistance and support to colleagues and superiors whenever possible
  • Key ResultActively seek out additional responsibilities or projects to demonstrate enthusiasm and dedication
  • TaskOffer assistance to teammates on their projects to showcase dedication and support
  • TaskTake initiative and volunteer for tasks that align with personal interests and skills
  • TaskRegularly communicate to superiors about eagerness to be involved in new projects and contribute
  • TaskSeek feedback and suggestions from supervisors to identify areas where additional responsibilities can be taken on
  • Key ResultAttend all meetings prepared and actively contribute to discussions
  • TaskFollow up after meetings with action points, summaries, or additional research if needed
  • TaskEngage in discussions by actively listening, sharing insights, and providing constructive input
  • TaskReview meeting agenda beforehand and gather necessary materials or information
  • TaskParticipate in pre-meeting preparations, research topics, and formulate ideas or questions

13. OKR to increase efficiency within the digital marketing agency

  • ObjectiveIncrease efficiency within the digital marketing agency
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by implementing a new project management software
  • TaskRegularly review team performance and provide feedback to improve productivity and efficiency
  • TaskResearch and select the most suitable project management software for the team
  • TaskProvide thorough training sessions for all team members on using the new software
  • TaskSet up clear guidelines and templates to ensure consistent use of the software
  • Key ResultStreamline reporting processes to save a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Key ResultReduce average turnaround time for client deliverables by 20%
  • TaskImplement efficient project management tools and software to enhance workflow efficiency
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks in the current delivery process and address them promptly
  • TaskConduct regular training sessions to enhance team productivity and time management skills
  • TaskStreamline communication channels to minimize delays during project execution
  • Key ResultImprove communication by reducing internal email threads by at least 30%

14. OKR to enhance my soft skills competency

  • ObjectiveEnhance my soft skills competency
  • Key ResultComplete a recognized soft skills course with a score of 80% or higher
  • TaskResearch and select a recognized soft skills course
  • TaskTake the course exam aiming for 80% score
  • TaskRegularly study the course material
  • Key ResultReceive a 20% improvement in feedback scores on leadership and empathy
  • TaskSchedule one-on-one mentoring sessions regularly
  • TaskImplement weekly round-table discussions for feedback
  • TaskAttend leadership and emotional intelligence workshops
  • Key ResultSuccessfully lead one team project displaying improved collaboration and communication
  • TaskUtilize collaboration tools like Asana or Slack
  • TaskAssign clear roles to each team member
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings for open communication

15. OKR to deliver projects on time

  • ObjectiveTimely Project Delivery
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 15% with time management techniques
  • Key ResultReduce project turnaround time by 20%
  • Key ResultImplement Agile project management methodologies for better time tracking
  • Key ResultSuccessfully meet every project milestone

Best practices for managing your Project Leader 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 Leader 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 Project Leader OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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