2 customisable OKR examples for Software Qa

What are Software Qa 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 have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Software Qa 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.

Building your own Software Qa 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 Software Qa OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Software Qa. 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 successfully implement the "asdf" system

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully implement the "asdf" system
  • Key ResultAchieve 70% completion of "asdf" coding tasks by Week 9
  • TaskPrioritize most complex coding tasks to complete first
  • TaskRegularly assess weekly progress and adjust workload if necessary
  • TaskAllocate daily hours specifically for ASDF coding tasks
  • Key ResultConduct satisfactory testing and fix all major bugs by Week 12
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive test plans by Week 10
  • TaskDebug and fix major errors by Week 12
  • TaskCarry out rigorous testing by Week 11
  • Key ResultComplete system design documentation by end of Week 4
  • TaskReview, edit and finalize design documentation
  • TaskDraft the initial system design document
  • TaskOutline desired structure and content for design documentation

2. OKR to develop a cloud-based SAAS loyalty product

  • ObjectiveDevelop a cloud-based SAAS loyalty product
  • Key ResultComplete backend development process meeting 95% of the defined specifications
  • TaskDevelop and test backend according to specifications
  • TaskFinalize defined specifications for backend development process
  • TaskConduct reviews and adjust code to meet 95% specification accuracy
  • Key ResultSuccessfully launch a beta version with less than 3% defects reported
  • TaskPrioritize and swiftly address reported defects
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive testing procedures for beta version
  • TaskProvide effective channels for reporting software defects
  • Key ResultFinalize system specifications and required features by interviewing 20 potential users
  • TaskIdentify and contact 20 potential system users for interviews
  • TaskConduct interviews to finalize system specifications
  • TaskFinalize required features based on user feedback

Best practices for managing your Software Qa 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

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 the weekly 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.

Best way to track your Software Qa 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

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 Software Qa 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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