7 OKR examples for Project Management Software

What are Project Management Software 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 Management Software 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 Management Software OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Project Management Software 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 improve software engineering skills through effective time management

  • ObjectiveImprove software engineering skills through effective time management
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of completed coding tasks by 20% each week
  • TaskIdentify and address any obstacles or challenges that may hinder coding task completion
  • TaskEnhance collaboration and communication among team members for efficient task completion
  • TaskProvide regular feedback and support to assist in completing coding tasks
  • TaskSet clear and achievable coding task goals for each team member
  • Key ResultImprove adherence to project deadlines by delivering work on time in 90% of cases
  • TaskImplement effective communication strategies to address obstacles and ensure timely completion
  • TaskSet clear and realistic deadlines for each project task
  • TaskPrioritize tasks and create a detailed schedule to ensure timely delivery
  • TaskRegularly track progress and provide updates to stakeholders to maintain accountability
  • Key ResultReduce time spent on non-essential activities by 15% during work hours
  • TaskSet specific time limits for non-essential tasks to ensure efficient completion
  • TaskPrioritize and eliminate non-essential activities based on their impact and importance
  • TaskIdentify non-essential activities taking up significant time during work hours
  • TaskRegularly assess and adjust the allocation of time to non-essential activities as needed
  • Key ResultAttend and actively participate in at least 2 time management workshops or webinars
  • TaskResearch and identify 2 time management workshops or webinars
  • TaskApply the learned time management techniques in daily activities for improved efficiency
  • TaskTake thorough notes during the workshops or webinars for future reference
  • TaskRegister for the selected workshops or webinars to secure a spot

OKRs to successfully implement a new importer tool

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully implement a new importer tool
  • Key ResultComplete development and initial testing for the tool within eight weeks
  • TaskSchedule and allocate work hours for tool development
  • TaskFinalize development by end of week eight
  • TaskPerform initial testing within the seventh week
  • Key ResultFinalize tool design and specifications within the first four weeks
  • TaskReview existing tool design and make necessary modifications
  • TaskObtain approval for finalized design and specifications
  • TaskDetermine precise tool specifications
  • Key ResultAchieve successful deployment and integration into the system within twelve weeks
  • TaskDevelop a detailed project roadmap for system deployment and integration
  • TaskConduct weekly progress checks to identify potential roadblocks early
  • TaskAssign roles and allocate resources to ensure workload distribution

OKRs to enhance technical proficiency and efficiency in software development

  • ObjectiveEnhance technical proficiency and efficiency in software development
  • Key ResultImprove code efficiency by reducing average debugging time by 25%
  • TaskImplement regular peer code reviews to catch errors early
  • TaskProvide training on more advanced debugging tools
  • TaskAdopt test-driven development practices
  • Key ResultComplete four advanced programming courses relevant to job role
  • TaskEnroll in the identified courses
  • TaskIdentify four advanced programming courses relevant to job role
  • TaskConsistently engage in coursework until completion
  • Key ResultImplement at least three new features in the ongoing project, positively impacting user experience
  • TaskIdentify three potential enhancements based on user feedback
  • TaskCode and test the new features thoroughly
  • TaskDeploy updates and collect user feedback

OKRs to improve software development team leadership effectiveness

  • ObjectiveImprove software development team leadership effectiveness
  • Key ResultImprove team efficiency by implementing agile practices and metrics to track progress
  • TaskConduct training on Agile practices and ensure all team members understand the principles
  • TaskImplement regular stand-up meetings to enhance communication, identify obstacles, and resolve them promptly
  • TaskUtilize Agile metrics like velocity and burndown charts to track progress and optimize productivity
  • TaskEstablish clear goals and prioritize tasks using Agile frameworks like Scrum or Kanban
  • Key ResultFoster effective communication and collaboration within the team to drive successful project delivery
  • TaskPromote cross-functional collaboration by assigning individuals from different departments to work together
  • TaskUtilize project management tools and software to streamline communication and document sharing
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings to discuss project updates, challenges, and opportunities
  • TaskEncourage open and honest communication to foster a collaborative and trusting environment
  • Key ResultIncrease team satisfaction and engagement through regular feedback and recognition
  • Key ResultEnhance technical skills by facilitating ongoing training programs and knowledge sharing sessions

OKRs 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%

OKRs to successful communication of global software project rollout

  • ObjectiveSuccessful communication of global software project rollout
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of project leads in communicating rollout details effectively
  • TaskIdentify all project leads needing communication training
  • TaskDevelop a detailed training program for these leads
  • TaskSchedule and conduct the needed communication training sessions
  • Key ResultEnsure feedback response rate from each region exceeds 80%
  • TaskIncentivize feedback submission within each region
  • TaskImplement an efficient tracking system for regional feedback
  • TaskRegularly communicate the importance of feedback to regional teams
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% stakeholder awareness on the project rollout across all regions
  • TaskImplement a periodic stakeholder communication update schedule
  • TaskCreate succinct project rollout summaries for stakeholder distribution
  • TaskOrganize virtual stakeholder meetings to detail rollout progress

OKRs to become proficient at React

  • ObjectiveBecome proficient at React
  • Key ResultComplete 10 React-based projects by the end of the quarter
  • TaskRegularly review progress and adjust plans accordingly
  • TaskCreate a project schedule for all 10 React-based projects
  • TaskAllocate sufficient time daily for coding and testing
  • Key ResultHelp build a React application with a team
  • TaskAttend team meetings to discuss application design and architecture
  • TaskContribute to coding, testing, and debugging the React application
  • TaskCollaborate on addressing feedback and implementing feature adjustments
  • Key ResultProvide weekly demonstrations of learned React abilities in team meetings
  • TaskLearn new React skills throughout the week
  • TaskPresent demonstration in weekly team meeting
  • TaskPrepare a demonstration showing those skills

Best practices for managing your Project Management Software 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 Management Software 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 Management Software 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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