15 customisable OKR examples for Quality Assurance

What are Quality Assurance 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 Assurance 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 Assurance OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Quality Assurance 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!

1. OKR to enhance release quality and punctuality

  • ObjectiveEnhance release quality and punctuality
  • Key ResultReduce the number of defects at release by 25%
  • TaskConduct regular training sessions for technical staff
  • TaskEnhance the product development process for fewer mistakes
  • TaskImplement rigorous quality assurance checks prior to release
  • Key ResultIncrease beta testing satisfaction score by 15%
  • TaskImprove communication with beta testers about updates and bug fixes
  • TaskImplement user suggestions to make products more user-friendly
  • TaskDevelop a rewards system to incentivize participation and feedback
  • Key ResultDeliver all project milestones 5 days before the due date
  • TaskEnhance team efficiency with task management tools to meet early deadlines
  • TaskStart planning and organizing tasks five days ahead of initial schedule
  • TaskConsistently review project progress to anticipate any potential delays

2. OKR to deliver feature-rich product releases with minimal bugs

  • ObjectiveDeliver feature-rich product releases with minimal bugs
  • Key ResultConduct rigorous weekly QA sessions for every newly developed feature
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive test cases for each feature
  • TaskDocument all findings and feedback effectively
  • TaskSchedule weekly QA sessions for new features
  • Key ResultIncrease unit test coverage to 90% for every product feature
  • TaskRegularly monitor and update tests as necessary
  • TaskReview current test coverage for each product feature
  • TaskDevelop additional unit tests for under-tested features
  • Key ResultDecrease in reported post-release bugs by 30%
  • TaskEnhance debugging during product development
  • TaskImplement a more thorough QA process
  • TaskImprove testing procedures before product release

3. OKR to achieve successful completion of "testtest" project

  • ObjectiveAchieve successful completion of "testtest" project
  • Key ResultSuccessfully finalize and launch "testtest" project by end of the quarter
  • TaskFinalize all components of the testtest project
  • TaskPerform extensive quality control checks
  • TaskOfficially launch the testtest project
  • Key ResultDeliver a comprehensive project outline using "testtest" guidelines by 20% of the quarter elapsed
  • TaskSubmit the project outline within the deadline
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive project outline accordingly
  • TaskReview and understand the testtest guidelines thoroughly
  • Key ResultAchieve 50% of "testtest" project milestones by mid quarter
  • TaskPrioritize tasks based on their importance and deadlines
  • TaskAllocate adequate resources to each task
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust progress

4. OKR to increase quality assurance effectiveness and efficiency

  • ObjectiveIncrease quality assurance effectiveness and efficiency
  • Key ResultImplement automation in 70% of QA testing processes
  • TaskTrain QA team in automation tool use
  • TaskIdentify the QA testing processes that can be automated
  • TaskResearch and acquire suitable automation tools
  • Key ResultDecrease false positive reports by 30%
  • TaskTrain staff on identifying and handling false positives
  • TaskEnhance data quality and accuracy checks
  • TaskImplement stricter parameters in reporting algorithms
  • Key ResultIncrease the QA test pass rate to 95%
  • TaskEnhance the bug detection and reporting system
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive training program for QA testers
  • TaskImplement rigorous test case reviews before execution

5. OKR to enhance software and component quality

  • ObjectiveEnhance software and component quality
  • Key ResultExecute 100% of planned quality assurance tests to identify and fix bugs
  • TaskAnalyze test results and correct identified bugs
  • TaskConduct all preassigned tests thoroughly
  • TaskReview the lineup of planned quality assurance tests
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction by improving software usability by 20%
  • TaskImplement improvements based on user feedback
  • TaskIdentify user pain points through feedback surveys
  • TaskContinuously test software for user experience enhancements
  • Key ResultDecrease software component's failure rate by 15%
  • TaskConduct regular maintenance and updates to improve stability
  • TaskEmploy advanced debugging tools to spot and fix errors
  • TaskImplement rigorous software component testing at varying stress levels

6. OKR 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

7. OKR to elevate overall test coverage across all features

  • ObjectiveElevate overall test coverage across all features
  • Key ResultImplement a process for monitoring and increasing test coverage on an ongoing basis
  • TaskImplement a continuous test coverage monitoring system
  • TaskDevelop strategies to continuously improve test coverage
  • TaskIdentify existing areas lacking sufficient test coverage
  • Key ResultIdentify and address 30% of areas with low test coverage across existing features
  • TaskPrioritize these features based on importance
  • TaskIdentify features with less than 70% test coverage
  • TaskDevelop and implement tests to increase coverage
  • Key ResultAchieve 70% code coverage for all new features developed in the next quarter
  • TaskConduct reviews and refactoring sessions to improve coverage
  • TaskImplement mandatory unit tests for all newly developed features
  • TaskMonitor code coverage regularly using suitable tools

8. OKR to enhance quality assurance in delivery processes

  • ObjectiveEnhance quality assurance in delivery processes
  • Key ResultAchieve 98% customer satisfaction rate in delivery related services
  • TaskImplement stringent quality control in all delivery processes
  • TaskActively seek and promptly address customer feedback
  • TaskEnhance customer service training for delivery personnel
  • Key ResultReduce delivery error rate by 25%
  • TaskRegularly review and optimize delivery routes
  • TaskImplement comprehensive training for all delivery personnel
  • TaskInvest in improved delivery tracking software
  • Key ResultImplement a new quality control tool with 100% team adoption
  • TaskTrain all team members on the new quality control tool
  • TaskResearch and select a quality control tool suitable for team needs
  • TaskMonitor usage to ensure 100% adoption and address any issues

9. OKR 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

10. OKR to enhance testing effectiveness

  • ObjectiveEnhance testing effectiveness
  • Key ResultDecrease testing errors by 20% through enhanced process oversight and quality control measures
  • TaskTrain staff on new quality control measures
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive process oversight system
  • TaskRegularly review and update testing protocols
  • Key ResultImplement a standardized testing protocol for all projects by end of next quarter
  • TaskDevelop a standard testing protocol template
  • TaskApply protocol to all ongoing projects
  • TaskTrain staff on protocol implementation
  • Key ResultIncrease testing capacity by training 50% more team members in advanced testing techniques
  • TaskArrange a schedule for testing technique training sessions
  • TaskRequest training materials for advanced testing techniques
  • TaskIdentify team members suitable for advanced testing training

11. OKR to enhance efficiency in production and testing processes

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency in production and testing processes
  • Key ResultIncrease successful first-time production runs by 10% to reduce rework
  • TaskImplement process checks to identify errors early
  • TaskStrengthen staff training on production procedures
  • TaskUpgrade equipment for better precision and efficiency
  • Key ResultReduce production errors by 15% through implementing strict quality control measures
  • TaskRegularly monitor and correct production errors promptly
  • TaskImplement stringent quality control measures in the production process
  • TaskConduct regular training for staff on quality standards
  • Key ResultDecrease testing time by 20% by optimizing testing procedures
  • TaskReview current testing methods for inefficiencies and redundancies
  • TaskTrain staff in new, optimized testing procedures
  • TaskImplement automation for repetitive testing tasks

12. OKR 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

13. OKR to enhance overall customer satisfaction experience

  • ObjectiveEnhance overall customer satisfaction experience
  • Key ResultIncrease Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) by 20% through service improvement
  • TaskImplement extensive training for customer service agents
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust customer service protocols
  • TaskIntroduce a customer feedback system for continuous improvement
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% increase in positive customer reviews on various platforms
  • TaskImplement customer satisfaction surveys after product or service delivery
  • TaskImprove customer service responsiveness and politeness
  • TaskOffer incentives for submitting positive reviews
  • Key ResultDecrease customer complaints by 15% by enhancing product quality
  • TaskEvaluate current product quality and identify issues causing dissatisfaction
  • TaskDevelop a customer feedback system to monitor product quality improvements
  • TaskDesign and implement quality improvement measures for identified issues

14. OKR to enhance Quality and Usability of my API

  • ObjectiveEnhance Quality and Usability of my API
  • Key ResultIncrease API response time by 20%
  • TaskImplement efficient and faster algorithms and data structures
  • TaskEvaluate and optimize the existing code for better performance
  • TaskUpgrade server hardware to improve processing speed
  • Key ResultReduce API error rate by 25%
  • TaskIncrease unit tests to capture potential API errors
  • TaskReview and optimize existing API error handling
  • TaskImplement API monitoring tools for real-time tracking
  • Key ResultImplement 100% of planned new API functions and endpoints
  • TaskRelease and document all new API functions
  • TaskDevelop and test all new API functions and endpoints
  • TaskReview the design of planned new API functions and endpoints

15. OKR to implement a robust chaos testing system in our production environment

  • ObjectiveImplement a robust chaos testing system in our production environment
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% system resilience score post chaos testing and fixing identified vulnerabilities
  • TaskDevelop resolutions for identified system weaknesses
  • TaskMeasure system resilience post-fix, aiming for 90% score
  • TaskImplement chaos testing to identify system vulnerabilities
  • Key ResultIdentify and document 10 potential points of system failure by month-end
  • TaskCompile findings into comprehensive document
  • TaskReview system for possible vulnerabilities or weaknesses
  • TaskRecord 10 potential failure points
  • Key ResultDevelop and deploy chaos experiments to simulate 50% of identified points of failure
  • TaskImplement and execute the chaos experiments
  • TaskDesign chaos experiments to simulate these failures
  • TaskIdentify the key potential failure points in the system

Best practices for managing your Quality Assurance 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 Quality Assurance 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 Quality Assurance 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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