7 customisable OKR examples for Solution Architect

What are Solution Architect 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 Solution Architect 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 Solution Architect OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Solution Architect Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to design a comprehensive solution architecture for in-house projects

  • ObjectiveDesign a comprehensive solution architecture for in-house projects
  • Key ResultPresent and gain approval for solution architecture from key stakeholders, including management and IT teams
  • TaskPrepare comprehensive presentation detailing solution architecture
  • TaskSchedule meeting with stakeholders and IT team
  • TaskPresent solution architecture, seeking approval
  • Key ResultDevelop detailed solution architecture that aligns with business objectives and enables scalability
  • TaskDesign a detailed solution architecture blueprint
  • TaskEnsure alignment between architecture and business goals
  • TaskIdentify business objectives and scalability requirements
  • Key ResultConduct thorough analysis of current systems and requirements to identify gaps and needs
  • TaskReview current systems and requirements for accuracy and efficiency
  • TaskIdentify gaps within existing systems and requirements
  • TaskDetermine future needs based on identified gaps

2. OKR to define S4 HANA's Transportation Management Solution Architecture

  • ObjectiveDefine S4 HANA's Transportation Management Solution Architecture
  • Key ResultIdentify and document all functional requirements for the solution by end of week 6
  • TaskList all anticipated functional requirements for the solution
  • TaskCreate a detailed document outlining these requirements
  • TaskComplete documentation process by end of week 6
  • Key ResultComplete architectural design to meet identified requirements by week 8
  • TaskDraft initial architectural design based on requirements
  • TaskComplete and review final architectural design by week 8
  • TaskFinalize identified requirements for architectural design
  • Key ResultValidate design through a prototype achieving 95% requirement coverage by week 12
  • TaskCreate a detailed design prototype based on project requirements
  • TaskAdjust design and prototype as needed by week 12
  • TaskConduct prototype testing ensuring 95% requirement coverage

3. OKR to enhance application design by solution architect review

  • ObjectiveEnhance application design by solution architect review
  • Key ResultConduct in-depth analysis of current application design flaws
  • TaskAnalyze identified flaws and their impacts on user experience
  • TaskIdentify potential areas of improvement in the application design
  • TaskDevelop a plan to address and fix noted design flaws
  • Key ResultCollaborate with development team to propose and implement design improvements
  • TaskDraft proposed design improvements for team review
  • TaskOversee implementation of agreed-upon design changes
  • TaskOrganize meeting with development team to discuss design enhancements
  • Key ResultTrack and evaluate impact of design changes on overall system performance
  • TaskAnalyze and document performance variations tied to design changes
  • TaskMonitor system performance before and after design changes implementation
  • TaskRun system testing for evaluating design modifications' effectiveness

4. OKR to enhance proficiency in handling and developing AWS

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in handling and developing AWS
  • Key ResultScore 90% or higher in final assessment of a professional-level AWS course
  • TaskRepeatedly take and review practice exams before the final exam
  • TaskRegularly review and understand all course materials and lecture notes
  • TaskInvest time in practical AWS exercises and projects
  • Key ResultComplete 4 accredited AWS setup and maintenance online courses by end of quarter
  • TaskComplete all coursework and assessments before the due date
  • TaskEstablish a consistent study schedule to complete the courses
  • TaskResearch and select 4 accredited AWS setup and maintenance online courses
  • Key ResultSuccessfully deploy and maintain 3 AWS applications without significant errors
  • TaskUse AWS Elastic Beanstalk for application deployment
  • TaskRegularly backup data using AWS Backup services
  • TaskEstablish comprehensive monitoring using AWS CloudWatch

5. OKR to successfully migrate on-prem applications to cloud setup

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate on-prem applications to cloud setup
  • Key ResultPerform successful trial migration for at least 2 applications without compromising functionality
  • TaskIdentify two applications suitable for migration testing
  • TaskPerform incremental migration while ensuring functionality
  • TaskVerify the successful migration and performance
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize 70% of on-prem applications for migration by comparing impact and feasibility
  • TaskEvaluate each application's migration impact and feasibility
  • TaskList existing on-prem applications for review
  • TaskPrioritize 70% of applications based on evaluation results
  • Key ResultAchieve full migration with zero downtime for the prioritized list of applications
  • TaskTest and implement the migration plan effectively
  • TaskEnsure proper setup for seamless transition without downtime
  • TaskCreate a detailed migration plan for priority applications

6. OKR to efficiently migrate services and databases to Google Cloud

  • ObjectiveEfficiently migrate services and databases to Google Cloud
  • Key ResultAchieve minimal downtime during the migration process
  • TaskConduct regular communication regarding the migration process with all relevant stakeholders
  • TaskPerform a thorough assessment of the existing infrastructure and identify potential issues
  • TaskDevelop a detailed migration plan with clear timelines and allocated resources
  • TaskImplement redundancy measures and backup systems to minimize the impact of any disruptions
  • Key ResultOptimize costs by analyzing and implementing cost-effective solutions in Google Cloud
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary services or resources to reduce expenses
  • TaskRegularly monitor and review cost reports and adjust strategies accordingly
  • TaskResearch and implement more cost-effective alternatives or optimized configurations for existing services
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis of current Google Cloud services and associated costs
  • Key ResultEnsure seamless data migration from existing databases to Google Cloud
  • TaskPerform necessary data cleansing and transformation to ensure compatibility with Google Cloud
  • TaskAssess current database structure and data volume for smooth migration planning
  • TaskCreate a detailed data migration strategy outlining steps, tools, and timelines
  • TaskExecute step-by-step migration process, verifying data integrity and minimizing downtime
  • Key ResultSuccessfully migrate all services from current platform to Google Cloud

7. OKR to enhance cloud architecture expertise and expand project portfolio

  • ObjectiveEnhance cloud architecture expertise and expand project portfolio
  • Key ResultObtain advanced certification in cloud architecture
  • TaskSchedule and take the cloud architecture certification exam
  • TaskEnroll in study courses or training programs for the certification
  • TaskResearch potential certifications in cloud architecture and their requirements
  • Key ResultLead training sessions on cloud architecture best practices for team members
  • TaskSchedule regular training sessions for team members
  • TaskIdentify topics and develop training curriculum on cloud architecture
  • TaskEvaluate team members' understanding post-training
  • Key ResultSuccessfully implement five cloud solutions for clients
  • TaskMonitor and adjust strategies for optimal performance
  • TaskIdentify suitable cloud solutions for client's specific needs
  • TaskDevelop custom implementation strategies for each client

Best practices for managing your Solution Architect 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 Solution Architect 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 Solution Architect 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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