15 OKR examples for Project Managers

What are Project Managers 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 Managers 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 Managers OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Project Managers Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to accelerate the delivery of consulting projects

  • ObjectiveAccelerate the delivery of consulting projects
  • Key ResultReduce project delays by 15% through enhanced resource allocation
  • TaskAssess and optimize team efficiency regularly
  • TaskProvide resource allocation training to project managers
  • TaskImplement a robust resource management software system
  • Key ResultImplement new project management tool and train all project members by week 6
  • TaskSchedule comprehensive tool training for all project members
  • TaskImplement the new tool and complete training by week 6
  • TaskSelect suitable project management tool for our needs
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% improvement in project completion speed by the end of the quarter
  • TaskImplement efficient project management tools and strategies
  • TaskProvide training for enhanced team productivity
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust timelines as needed

OKRs to be on track for a long-running project

  • ObjectiveBe on track to deliver <project> next quarter
  • Key Result100% of the core features have been delivered
  • TaskShip <feature 2>
  • TaskShip <feature 1>
  • TaskIdentify all core features
  • Key ResultRun 20 UX tests session on <project>
  • TaskAnalyze feedback and identify opportunities
  • TaskCreate the UX test script
  • Key Result50 people are actively using the beta every week

OKRs to keep a long-running project on track

  • ObjectiveThe ACH Payment project is on track for next quarter
  • Key ResultWe have achieve our 4 main development milestones
  • TaskMilestone 1: UX Design completed
  • TaskMilestone 4: We have enrolled 10 beta customers on ACH
  • TaskMilestone 2: Backend API is functional and tested
  • TaskMilestone 3: ACH payment is wired to the UI (internal)
  • Key ResultWe have completed 25 transactions on the internal beta
  • Key ResultWe have completed 20 UX testing sessions

OKRs to improve relationships and delivery results with internet customers and project managers

  • ObjectiveImprove relationships and delivery results with internet customers and project managers
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction ratings by 25% through improved communication protocols and response times
  • TaskDevelop and enforce a timely customer response protocol
  • TaskImplement team training on effective communication and customer interaction
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust communication strategies based on customer feedback
  • Key ResultBoost customer retention rates by 15% through improved project management and after-sales follow-ups
  • TaskTrack and analyze customer retention metrics regularly
  • TaskDevelop an effective after-sales follow-up system
  • TaskImplement meticulous project management strategies for customer satisfaction
  • Key ResultSuccessfully complete 100% of projects within promised deadlines and budgets
  • TaskStreamline processes and eliminate unnecessary tasks
  • TaskPrioritize tasks based on urgency and available resources
  • TaskRegularly review and update budget and timeline

OKRs to improve project delivery margins while keeping existing customers happy

  • ObjectiveIncrease profitability of project delivery while keeping customers happy
  • Key ResultReduce operational costs associated with project delivery by 8%
  • TaskImplement cost saving measures
  • TaskIdentify areas for potential cost savings
  • TaskAnalyze current operational costs associated with project delivery
  • TaskMonitor and adjust cost saving measures as needed
  • Key ResultReduce project delivery cycle time by 20%
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction ratings on project delivery by 10%

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 project management processes for improved success rate

  • ObjectiveOptimize project management for increased success
  • Key ResultIncrease on-time and on-budget project delivery by 20%
  • Key ResultConduct monthly project analysis and feedback sessions
  • Key ResultTrain team on effective project management techniques
  • Key ResultImplement new project management software

OKRs to significantly improve the timeliness of projects

  • ObjectiveSignificantly improve the timeliness of projects
  • Key ResultReduce the number of adjustments by 20%
  • Key ResultAchieve a customer satisfaction score of 90% or higher for timeliness of projects
  • Key ResultIncrease the overall on-time project delivery rate to 95%
  • TaskEstablish clear communication protocols
  • TaskTrack and monitor progress against timeline
  • TaskIdentify risks and proactively address any issues
  • TaskImplement a project management process

OKRs to reduce scope creep on critical projects

  • ObjectiveMinimize scope creep on critical projects
  • Key Result100% of scope changes are documented and approved by the relevant stakeholders
  • Key ResultRun 3 training session on how to manage scope on long-term projects
  • Key ResultAchieve an 45% reduction in scope creep on critical projects
  • TaskEstablish clear project objectives and scope before the project begins
  • TaskSet expectations with stakeholders and document any changes to scope
  • TaskCreate a process for stakeholders to submit scope change requests
  • TaskMonitor progress regularly to ensure scope is being met

OKRs to prepare a successful product launch

  • ObjectiveBe on track for a successful launch of next quarter
  • Key ResultBuild a mailing list of 1,0000 people
  • TaskFind relevant Facebook and LinkedIn groups
  • TaskList on Product Hunt as an upcoming product
  • TaskCreate landing page with beta signup form
  • TaskShare on Reddit, HackerNews, etc...
  • Key ResultEnroll 5 influencers to boost our profile on social media on launch day
  • Key ResultSecure 10 press articles with known publications
  • TaskList 25 journalists that could be interested in writing about us
  • TaskCreate PR kit

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 enhance collaboration and performance in the marketing team

  • ObjectiveEnhance collaboration and performance in the marketing team
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of joint projects by 50% to promote collaboration
  • TaskFollow-up aggressively on project proposals until closure
  • TaskIdentify potential partners for collaboration in shared fields
  • TaskPropose joint-venture ideas to potential partner organizations
  • Key ResultImprove overall project efficiency by 30% through streamlined team processes
  • TaskImplement a robust project management software for better task tracking
  • TaskConduct workshops to enhance team collaboration and communication skills
  • TaskRegularly review and refine team processes to boost productivity
  • Key ResultImplement fortnightly team-building activities to enhance cooperation by 20%
  • TaskSchedule bi-weekly team-building sessions within work hours
  • TaskMonitor and measure cooperation progress post-activity
  • TaskIdentify engaging team-building activities suitable for all team members

OKRs to eliminate high-risk tech debt over the next year

  • ObjectiveReduce high-risk tech debt to improve system stability
  • Key ResultConduct a thorough analysis to measure the impact of eliminating each high-risk tech debt item
  • Key ResultOutline and prioritize initiatives to eliminate each high-risk tech debt item
  • Key ResultComplete the elimination of at least 50% of high-risk tech debt items
  • Key ResultIdentify top 10 high-risk tech debt items

OKRs to achieve targeted design goals next quarter

  • ObjectiveAchieve targeted design goals next quarter
  • Key ResultIncrease design productivity by 20% using time management strategies
  • TaskPrioritize design tasks based on urgency and importance
  • TaskMinimize distractions during high productivity hours
  • TaskImplement a strict schedule for design tasks with time limits
  • Key ResultImprove client satisfaction rate by 15%with enhanced design quality
  • TaskTrain design team in best satisfaction practices
  • TaskRegularly ask clients for design feedback
  • TaskImplement rigorous quality checks for design enhancements
  • Key ResultComplete 100% of design projects before scheduled deadlines
  • TaskPrioritize projects based on due dates and complexity
  • TaskRegularly monitor progress and adjust schedule if needed
  • TaskAllocate sufficient time daily to work on designs

OKRs to improve team collaboration and communication for increased productivity

  • ObjectiveEnhance team productivity through better collaboration and communication
  • Key ResultReduce response time on team chat by 50%
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% satisfaction rate with communication tools through surveys
  • Key ResultLaunch and complete 2 cross-functional projects within the quarter
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly team meetings attendance by 20%

Best practices for managing your Project Managers 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 πŸ‘‡

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

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

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

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 Managers 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

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 Managers 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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