4 customisable OKR examples for Project Milestone

What are Project Milestone 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 Milestone 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 Milestone OKRs examples

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

1OKRs 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

2OKRs to establish 2024 as the milestone target year

  • ObjectiveEstablish 2024 as the milestone target year
  • Key ResultCultivate cross-functional alignment and involvement with monthly progress towards the 2024 goal
  • TaskOrganize weekly discussions to share updates on the 2024 goal
  • TaskImplement an online platform for real-time progress tracking
  • TaskFacilitate cross-departmental brainstorming sessions for strategy formulation
  • Key ResultPrioritize and initiate at least three major projects aligned with the 2024 vision
  • TaskDevelop a detailed action plan for each project
  • TaskIdentify three critical projects aligned with the 2024 vision
  • TaskAssign resources and initiate execution of projects
  • Key ResultDefine and outline a comprehensive strategic roadmap geared towards 2024
  • TaskDraft detailed plans for each prioritized activity
  • TaskPrioritize and sequence roadmap activities based on strategic objectives
  • TaskIdentify key business goals for the 2024 strategic roadmap

3OKRs to successfully Deliver Roadmap on Schedule

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully Deliver Roadmap on Schedule
  • Key ResultAchieve 75% of roadmap milestones by the midpoint evaluation
  • TaskPrioritize tasks to ensure effective workflow and progress
  • TaskDevelop a detailed, achievable roadmap with distinct milestones
  • TaskMonitor and track progress regularly against milestones
  • Key ResultDraft and finalize the project roadmap within the first 2 weeks
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% completion and delivery of the project roadmap by quarter end
  • TaskMonitor progress regularly and provide effective feedback and assistance
  • TaskEstablish clear, achievable goals for every team member involved in the project
  • TaskDedicate specific time for addressing potential disruptions or project hurdles

4OKRs to efficiently monitor and manage the release of billing milestones

  • ObjectiveEfficiently monitor and manage the release of billing milestones
  • Key ResultImprove the accuracy of forecasting milestone releases by 30%
  • TaskProvide training on accuracy in forecasting
  • TaskIncrease communication among project team members
  • TaskImplement robust project management tracking tools
  • Key ResultDecrease the latency between billing milestone releases by 15%
  • TaskRevise and streamline the current billing process
  • TaskImplement efficient billing software
  • TaskTrain team on rapid billing procedures
  • Key ResultImplement a tracking system to capture 100% of billing milestones in real time
  • TaskResearch available tracking systems suited to billing milestones
  • TaskTrain staff on how to utilize the new billing tracking system
  • TaskSelect and procure an appropriate real-time tracking system

Project Milestone 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

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Project Milestone OKRs in a strategy map

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 Milestone 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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