15 customisable OKR examples for Quality

What are Quality 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.

How you write your OKRs can make a huge difference on the impact that your team will have at the end of the quarter. But, it's not always easy to write a quarterly plan that focuses on outcomes instead of projects.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Quality to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting 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 Quality OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Quality. 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 streamline quality control process

  • ObjectiveStreamline quality control process
  • Key ResultImplement a digital QC tracking system by 30% project completion
  • TaskTrain staff on new software usage
  • TaskResearch and select suitable digital QC tracking software
  • TaskDevelop an implementation plan, set up and test the system
  • Key ResultImprove speed of QC process by 15%
  • TaskProvide training to enhance team proficiency
  • TaskStreamline QC procedures for efficiency
  • TaskImplement automation in repetitive QC steps
  • Key ResultDecrease QC-related errors by 20%
  • TaskImplement regular training programs to boost QC team skill levels
  • TaskIntroduce advanced QA/QC software for error reduction
  • TaskRegularly update QC protocols and checklists

2OKRs to uphold exceptional quality in 95% of response communications

  • ObjectiveUphold exceptional quality in 95% of response communications
  • Key ResultEnhance feedback loops for continuous evaluation and absolute adherence to quality standards
  • TaskConduct regular staff training on evaluation processes and quality standards
  • TaskImplement real-time feedback mechanisms for immediate corrective action
  • TaskDevelop a robust system for tracking and reporting quality metrics
  • Key ResultImplement and maintain robust quality control checks to catch errors pre-deployment
  • TaskConduct regular training on quality control procedures for the team
  • TaskEstablish a system to regularly review and update quality control measures
  • TaskDevelop a detailed checklist for pre-deployment quality control checks
  • Key ResultTrain customer service team on quality guidelines to decrease non-compliant replies by 30%
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive training module on quality guidelines
  • TaskSchedule regular training sessions for the service team
  • TaskImplement a system to monitor and grade replies

3OKRs to enhance product quality and shipment speed

  • ObjectiveEnhance product quality and shipment speed
  • Key ResultIncrease shipping speed by 15% through operational efficiencies
  • TaskAssess and eliminate bottlenecks in the delivery process
  • TaskImplement automated packaging systems to minimize processing time
  • TaskPrioritize streamlined routing in distribution centers
  • Key ResultImplement quality control system to decrease customer returns by 10%
  • TaskDevelop and implement selected quality control system
  • TaskResearch and identify effective quality control systems
  • TaskTrack, analyze, and adjust system based on results
  • Key ResultReduce product defect rates by 20% through improvement initiatives
  • TaskInvest in superior raw materials for product creation
  • TaskTrain production staff on improved manufacturing techniques
  • TaskImplement rigorous quality control checks in the production process

4OKRs to ensure complete quality documentation for all factory hardware

  • ObjectiveEnsure complete quality documentation for all factory hardware
  • Key ResultImplement a regular document review process covering all hardware within the quarter
  • TaskSchedule regular review sessions
  • TaskAssign responsibilities to the review team
  • TaskDevelop a checklist for the hardware document review
  • Key ResultVerify current documentation for 100% of hardware equipment within two weeks
  • TaskObtain and review current documentation
  • TaskEnsure documents cover entire hardware inventory
  • TaskIdentify all existing hardware equipment
  • Key ResultCorrect and update 100% of identified outdated or inaccurate hardware quality documents
  • TaskUpdate and verify all corrected documents
  • TaskIdentify all outdated or inaccurate hardware quality documents
  • TaskCorrect inaccuracies in the identified documents

5OKRs to implement controls within the quality department

  • ObjectiveImplement controls within the quality department
  • Key ResultDevelop and document quality control procedures by 30% end of next quarter
  • TaskImplement and revise procedures until 30% improvement is achieved
  • TaskResearch current industry best practices for quality control procedures
  • TaskCreate draft of quality control procedures document
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% reduction in quality defects because of new control measures
  • TaskRegularly monitor and assess product quality
  • TaskImplement stringent and comprehensive quality control measures
  • TaskTrain employees on the improved control measures
  • Key ResultTrain 75% of department staff on the newly implemented control measures
  • TaskIdentify the staff members requiring training
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for identified staff
  • TaskMonitor and record training progress

6OKRs to enhance product and component Quality, Security, & Performance

  • ObjectiveEnhance product and component Quality, Security, & Performance
  • Key ResultImprove product performance by reducing load time by 15%
  • TaskOptimize graphics and frontend components to speed up rendering
  • TaskImplement efficient algorithms to make the software more effective
  • TaskUpgrade server resources to enhance load capacity and speed
  • Key ResultIncrease test coverage of products by 20% to retain quality
  • TaskDevelop robust test cases for these identified areas
  • TaskIdentify areas of product with low or no test coverage
  • TaskImplement these tests and analyze test coverage results
  • Key ResultImplement a two-step verification process to enhance security by 30%
  • TaskSelect and purchase a suitable verification system
  • TaskResearch secure two-step verification options
  • TaskTrain staff on new verification processes

7OKRs to enhance quality control testing effectiveness

  • ObjectiveEnhance quality control testing effectiveness
  • Key ResultDecrease defects found post-release by 20%
  • TaskIncorporate more rigorous beta testing phases
  • TaskImprove training for software developers
  • TaskImplement thorough quality assurance procedures
  • Key ResultInitiate 100% of staff into new quality-control training program
  • TaskCreate an informative and engaging training schedule
  • TaskIdentify and list all staff requiring the new training
  • TaskBegin rollout of quality-control training to all staff
  • Key ResultIncrease test coverage rate to 90%
  • TaskIdentify areas of the code lacking sufficient testing
  • TaskImplement and regularly update tests to maintain coverage
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive, relevant tests for those areas

8OKRs to enhance architectural vision and delivery quality

  • ObjectiveEnhance architectural vision and delivery quality
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% client satisfaction rating for completed architectural projects
  • TaskFoster open communication for client queries
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate client satisfaction
  • TaskImplement client feedback in final project designs
  • Key ResultIncrease departmental collaboration on innovative design concepts
  • TaskCreate shared online platform for design ideas discussion
  • TaskEstablish interdisciplinary project teams for innovation design
  • TaskImplement regular brainstorming sessions across different departments
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new quality control measures to optimize project delivery
  • TaskResearch effective quality control methods to address deficiencies
  • TaskIdentify two deficiencies in the current project delivery process
  • TaskDevelop and implement quality control measures based on research

9OKRs to enhance quality assurance abilities and efficiency within team members

  • ObjectiveEnhance quality assurance abilities and efficiency within team members
  • Key ResultIncrease the test case automation coverage from 60% to 75% within the quarter
  • TaskIdentify areas lacking sufficient automation coverage
  • TaskDevelop new automated tests for identified areas
  • TaskRegularly track and optimize test coverage
  • Key ResultTrain junior team members on two new testing tools by end of quarter
  • TaskSelect two new testing tools for training purposes
  • TaskConduct hands-on training on the selected tools
  • TaskSchedule training sessions with junior team members
  • Key ResultAchieve a reduction of 10% in identified post-release bugs by improving testing methods
  • TaskConduct peer review of test cases before execution
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive automated testing framework
  • TaskTrain team in advanced testing techniques

10OKRs to enhance quality control to bolster cash flow

  • ObjectiveEnhance quality control to bolster cash flow
  • Key ResultDecrease product defect rate by 15% through stringent quality checks
  • TaskImplement stringent quality control checks in the production process
  • TaskRegularly monitor and refine quality protocols
  • TaskTrain staff on improved quality assurance practices
  • Key ResultIncrease customer retention by 10% via improved product quality
  • TaskTrain staff on product quality commitment and its importance
  • TaskGather regular customer feedback on product improvements
  • TaskImplement rigorous testing protocols to enhance product quality
  • Key ResultReduce quality-related returns by 20%, saving operational costs
  • TaskImplement stricter quality control checks on all products
  • TaskEstablish a robust customer feedback mechanism
  • TaskTrain staff in identifying and correcting potential issues

11OKRs to enhance the quality standards of our product portfolio

  • ObjectiveEnhance the quality standards of our product portfolio
  • Key ResultReduce returned product rates due to quality issues by 20%
  • TaskImplement comprehensive product testing pre-shipment
  • TaskTrain staff on improving product inspection process
  • TaskEnhance quality control procedures for product manufacturing
  • Key ResultConduct 10 comprehensive quality assurance tests for each product category
  • TaskSchedule 10 comprehensive tests for each category
  • TaskIdentify the product categories for quality testing
  • TaskAnalyze and document the results for review
  • Key ResultAchieve a 95% customer satisfaction rate on product quality through feedback surveys
  • TaskImplement a system for customer feedback surveys
  • TaskInitiate improvements based on collected feedback
  • TaskRegularly monitor and analyze survey results

12OKRs to achieve consistent delivery of a high-quality application

  • ObjectiveAchieve consistent delivery of a high-quality application
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly cadence of successful application releases by 20%
  • TaskIntegrate automated testing for faster bug detection
  • TaskImplement more efficient software development methodologies
  • TaskEnhance collaboration among development teams
  • Key ResultDecrease application issues reported post-release by 30%
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive quality assurance and testing process
  • TaskPrioritize regular updates and patches post-release
  • TaskEnhance pre-release user acceptance testing
  • Key ResultEnhance user satisfaction ratings on the application by improving it by 25%
  • TaskDevelop and launch new desired features
  • TaskPrioritize and address reported bugs and glitches
  • TaskImplement frequent customer surveys to gather user feedback

13OKRs to uphold highest product quality standards

  • ObjectiveUphold highest product quality standards
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% positive product quality feedback from customer satisfaction surveys
  • TaskImplement rigorous product quality checks before distribution
  • TaskDevelop customer service training for addressing product concerns
  • TaskLaunch satisfaction surveys post-purchase to collect feedback
  • Key ResultImplement advanced training for 90% of production personnel for enhanced workmanship
  • TaskDevelop an advanced training program targeting identified gaps
  • TaskIdentify skills gap in production personnel for advanced training
  • TaskEnroll 90% of production staff in advanced training program
  • Key ResultReduce product defects by 20% through improved quality control measures
  • TaskRegularly review and update quality control guidelines
  • TaskImplement strict quality control protocols for every production stage
  • TaskTrain staff on new quality control measures and standards

14OKRs to enhance Data Quality

  • ObjectiveEnhance Data Quality
  • Key ResultImprove data integrity by resolving critical data quality issues within 48 hours
  • Key ResultIncrease accuracy of data by implementing comprehensive data validation checks
  • TaskTrain staff on proper data entry procedures to minimize errors and ensure accuracy
  • TaskRegularly review and update data validation rules to match evolving requirements
  • TaskCreate a thorough checklist of required data fields and validate completeness
  • TaskDesign and implement automated data validation checks throughout the data collection process
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% completion rate for data cleansing initiatives across all databases
  • Key ResultReduce data duplication by 20% through improved data entry guidelines and training
  • TaskEstablish a feedback system to receive suggestions and address concerns regarding data entry
  • TaskImplement regular assessments to identify areas of improvement and address data duplication issues
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training sessions on data entry guidelines for all relevant employees
  • TaskDevelop concise data entry guidelines highlighting key rules and best practices

15OKRs to enhance production quality to reduce issue occurrence

  • ObjectiveEnhance production quality to reduce issue occurrence
  • Key ResultIncrease testing coverage by 25% to identify pending issues
  • TaskIdentify areas with lacking testing coverage immediately
  • TaskPrioritize testing the system functionalities more rigorously
  • TaskAllocate additional resources to expand testing protocols
  • Key ResultConduct two production quality control trainings for staff
  • TaskDevelop detailed, engaging training materials for both sessions
  • TaskIdentify relevant topics for two production quality control trainings
  • TaskSchedule and carry out the two training sessions
  • Key ResultReduce production defect rate by 15% through process optimization
  • TaskMonitor, evaluate the new process's performance regularly
  • TaskImplement targeted changes to optimize efficiency and quality
  • TaskAnalyze existing production process for potential areas of improvement

Quality 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 Quality OKRs in a strategy map

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

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

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 Quality OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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