2 customisable OKR examples for Server Performance

What are Server Performance 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.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We understand that setting OKRs can be challenging, so we have prepared a set of examples tailored for Server Performance. Take a peek at the templates below to find inspiration and kickstart your goal-setting process.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Building your own Server Performance OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Server Performance OKRs examples

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

1. OKR to ensure optimal functionality of database servers through routine checks

  • ObjectiveEnsure optimal functionality of database servers through routine checks
  • Key ResultAchieve 99.9% data accuracy on servers by implementing monthly data validation tests
  • TaskRegularly analyze and improve testing process
  • TaskEstablish data validation testing procedures
  • TaskTrain staff on implementing these tests
  • Key ResultIncrease database performance by 15% by optimizing weekly server health checks
  • TaskImplement weekly database re-indexing to improve speed
  • TaskUpdate server maintenance protocols to optimize efficiency
  • TaskAnalyze previous server health reports for performance bottlenecks
  • Key ResultDecrease server downtime by 20% through timely identification and fixing of problems
  • TaskSchedule regular server maintenance
  • TaskTrain IT team on prompt issue resolution
  • TaskImplement automated downtime alert system

2. OKR to improve system performance with high uptime and reduced latency

  • ObjectiveImprove system performance with high uptime and reduced latency
  • Key ResultImplement system improvements and updates with zero disruption to live services
  • TaskDevelop seamless transition protocols for system updates
  • TaskAllocate resources for system monitoring post-update
  • TaskTest improvements extensively before implementation
  • Key ResultIncrease system uptime to 99.9% across all services
  • TaskImplement regular preventative system maintenance
  • TaskEstablish a rapid-response systems support team
  • TaskEnhance server redundancy and backups measures
  • Key ResultReduce average server latency by 20%
  • TaskUpdate and optimize server software for enhanced speed
  • TaskRemove unnecessary processes to reduce server load
  • TaskImplement a load balancing solution for improved server response

Best practices for managing your Server Performance 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 Server Performance OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs 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 Server Performance 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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