15 OKR examples for Project Leaders

What are Project Leaders 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 Leaders 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 Project Leaders OKRs examples

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

OKRs 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

OKRs 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

OKRs 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

OKRs 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

OKRs 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

OKRs to enhance tech lead abilities by utilizing online learning and practical application

  • ObjectiveEnhance tech lead abilities by utilizing online learning and practical application
  • Key ResultImplement learned techniques in five real-life projects, increasing efficiency by 20%
  • TaskIdentify five real-life projects that need improvement
  • TaskMonitor and measure efficiency increase by 20%
  • TaskApply learned techniques to these chosen projects
  • Key ResultComplete six pieces of an online leadership in tech course
  • TaskDiligently study the course material
  • TaskRegister for the online leadership in tech course
  • TaskFinish all six components of the course
  • Key ResultObtain a 90% or higher score in all applied tech leadership quizzes and exams
  • TaskSchedule daily study hours dedicated to applied tech leadership
  • TaskJoin study groups for comprehensive review discussions
  • TaskRegularly practice with past quizzes and exams

OKRs to enhance leadership skills through online learning and practical application

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership skills through online learning and practical application
  • Key ResultGather feedback on leadership improvements, aiming for a 20% increase in positive responses
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive leadership evaluation survey
  • TaskDistribute survey to all team members
  • TaskAnalyze survey results for improvement opportunities
  • Key ResultImplement learned strategies in weekly team meetings, improving team cohesion by 30%
  • TaskEncourage team discussions around these strategies
  • TaskMeasure improvement in team cohesion weekly
  • TaskReview learned strategies before every team meeting
  • Key ResultComplete a certified online leadership course by achieving 90% or above
  • TaskResearch and select a certified online leadership course
  • TaskComplete all assignments to a high standard, aiming for 90% or above
  • TaskConsistently study and engage in course materials

OKRs to elevate programming skills to become a senior programmer

  • ObjectiveElevate programming skills to become a senior programmer
  • Key ResultObtain proficiency in at least three advanced programming languages
  • TaskParticipate in coding challenges or hackathons to apply and showcase your proficiency
  • TaskPractice coding regularly to strengthen your skills in advanced programming languages
  • TaskCollaborate with experienced programmers or join forums to gain insights and guidance
  • TaskEnroll in online courses or tutorials to learn advanced programming languages
  • Key ResultLead the successful completion of a complex software development project
  • TaskDefine clear project goals, deliverables, and timeline with the project team
  • TaskFoster effective communication and collaboration among team members throughout the project
  • TaskRegularly monitor progress, identify bottlenecks, and take proactive steps to mitigate risks
  • TaskIdentify and allocate appropriate resources to each phase of the software development project
  • Key ResultRegularly receive positive feedback and recognition from team members and supervisors
  • TaskFoster a positive team environment by recognizing and appreciating the achievements of team members
  • TaskContinue to improve skills and performance to enhance the likelihood of receiving positive feedback
  • TaskAcknowledge and express gratitude for positive feedback and recognition received from others
  • TaskActively seek feedback from team members and supervisors on a regular basis
  • Key ResultMentor and guide junior programmers to enhance their technical abilities

OKRs to enhance teamwork across different departments

  • ObjectiveEnhance teamwork across different departments
  • Key ResultAchieve participation of all department heads in bi-weekly collaboration meetings
  • TaskRemind participants about meeting via email or text
  • TaskSend meeting invites to all department heads in advance
  • TaskProvide a clear agenda for every meeting
  • Key ResultImplement 5 cross-departmental projects with shared KPIs and responsibilities
  • TaskLaunch and monitor cross-departmental projects for effective implementation
  • TaskIdentify potential departments for collaboration on shared KPI projects
  • TaskDefine shared KPIs and responsibilities for each project
  • Key ResultIncrease cross-team employee satisfaction rates by 20% through regular feedback loops
  • TaskCreate recognition programs for cross-team collaborations
  • TaskImplement regular cross-team meetings for feedback exchange
  • TaskIntroduce a system for anonymous feedback submissions

OKRs to enhance career growth of junior team members through mentorship

  • ObjectiveEnhance career growth of junior team members through mentorship
  • Key ResultImprove junior team members' project completion rate by 20%
  • TaskProvide constructive feedback and guidance frequently
  • TaskEstablish a mentorship program within the team
  • TaskImplement regular hands-on training sessions for junior team members
  • Key ResultConduct weekly personalized training sessions for each junior team member
  • TaskIdentify individual training needs for every junior team member
  • TaskDedicate time to execute training sessions weekly
  • TaskDevelop weekly personalized training plans
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% increase in junior team members assuming leadership roles in projects
  • TaskImplement leadership training programs for junior team members
  • TaskCreate opportunities for mentorship from senior leaders
  • TaskDelegate more responsibilities to promising junior members

OKRs to improve development team productivity

  • ObjectiveIncrease development team productivity
  • Key ResultReduce average time taken to complete development tasks by 20%
  • TaskProvide developers with necessary training and resources to enhance productivity
  • TaskImplement agile development methodologies and prioritize tasks based on importance
  • TaskEncourage open communication and collaboration among team members to expedite task completion
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks in the development process to streamline efficiency
  • Key ResultImprove unit test coverage by 10% for critical components
  • Key ResultReduce the number of production bugs reported by customers by 25%
  • TaskConduct regular code reviews to identify and fix potential bugs before deployment
  • TaskImplement automated unit testing for critical components and frequently executed code
  • TaskIncrease the frequency of software releases to address and resolve issues more promptly
  • TaskImprove communication channels with customers to encourage reporting and capturing of bugs
  • Key ResultIncrease code review completion rate by 15%
  • TaskSchedule regular team meetings to discuss and address code review concerns
  • TaskProvide comprehensive and concise code review guidelines for reviewers
  • TaskEncourage timely and constructive feedback during code review discussions
  • TaskImplement a clear and streamlined code review process

OKRs to enhance cross-functional collaboration and communication

  • ObjectiveImprove cross-functional communication and collaboration
  • Key ResultIncrease cross-functional team meeting attendance by 50%
  • Key ResultDecrease email response time by 25%
  • Key ResultLaunch a company-wide collaboration platform with 100% adoption
  • Key ResultConduct 3 cross-functional team building activities with a participation rate of 90%

OKRs to ascend to a prominent leadership position within the company

  • ObjectiveAscend to a prominent leadership position within the company
  • Key ResultLead a cross-functional project showcasing collaboration and leadership acumen
  • TaskFoster teamwork through regular meetings and progress updates
  • TaskIdentify and assign responsibilities to cross-functional project team members
  • TaskDevelop and communicate project goals and timelines to all stakeholders
  • Key ResultComplete advanced management training course to enhance leadership skills
  • TaskEnroll in a suitable advanced management training course
  • TaskDiligently participate in all course sessions and activities
  • TaskImplement learned leadership strategies in daily management practices
  • Key ResultExceed current KPIs by 20% to showcase potential for greater responsibility
  • TaskImplement and track progressive success of strategy
  • TaskReview and analyze current KPIs performance
  • TaskDevelop a strategy to boost efficiency by 20%

OKRs to improve collaborative communication and confidence in team interactions

  • ObjectiveImprove collaborative communication and confidence in team interactions
  • Key ResultProvide constructive feedback to at least 5 teammates weekly
  • TaskSchedule a meeting or send a written feedback to each teammate
  • TaskPrepare thoughtful, constructive feedback for each person
  • TaskChoose five different team members each week to give feedback to
  • Key ResultParticipate in every team meeting without hesitation to share ideas
  • TaskSpeak up willingly at the meetings
  • TaskCreate a list of ideas to share beforehand
  • TaskAttend all scheduled team meetings
  • Key ResultLead 2 team projects or tasks showing command and engagement
  • TaskDevelop strategic plans for successful project execution
  • TaskActively engage with team members throughout project duration
  • TaskIdentify two team projects requiring leadership involvement

OKRs to develop and strengthen effective team leadership skills

  • ObjectiveDevelop and strengthen effective team leadership skills
  • Key ResultFacilitate 3 team building activities to foster strong interpersonal bonds and trust
  • TaskSchedule and plan the selected team building activities
  • TaskResearch diverse team building activities suitable for the team
  • TaskConduct and oversee the team building activities
  • Key ResultImprove communication by creating a bi-weekly open feedback system within the team
  • TaskIntroduce a bi-weekly open feedback system to the team
  • TaskSchedule consistent bi-weekly feedback sessions
  • TaskDevelop a set structure for providing and receiving feedback
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through effective task delegation and monitoring
  • TaskProvide regular feedback to improve team performance
  • TaskDevelop a routine process for monitoring progress
  • TaskImplement a system for efficient task delegation and assignment

Best practices for managing your Project Leaders 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

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 the weekly 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.

Best way to track your Project Leaders 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

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 Project Leaders 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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