12 customisable OKR examples for System Design Team

What are System Design Team 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.

That's why we have created a list of OKRs examples for System Design Team to help. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point to write 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 System Design Team OKRs examples

We've added many examples of System Design Team 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 improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our design system

  • ObjectiveImprove the effectiveness and efficiency of our design system
  • Key ResultReduce system-related design errors by 20%
  • TaskRegularly update system software to minimize glitches
  • TaskImplement rigorous quality control checks in the design process
  • TaskIncrease training for design team on error prevention
  • Key ResultImprove the reuse rate of the system components by 15%
  • TaskRegularly review component reuse metrics for constant improvement
  • TaskAnalyze current system components usage and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement reusable software design strategies across the development team
  • Key ResultIncrease the user interface consistency by 30%
  • TaskDevelop guidelines to improve UI uniformity
  • TaskImplement changes and assess improvements
  • TaskAnalyze current UI elements for inconsistencies

2. 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

3. OKR to design and operationalize robust measurement system

  • ObjectiveDesign and operationalize robust measurement system
  • Key ResultDevelop comprehensive system architecture draft by mid-quarter
  • TaskBegin initial draft focused on system infrastructure and functionality
  • TaskReview, refine, and finalize the comprehensive draft
  • TaskIdentify and list all necessary components for the system architecture
  • Key ResultIdentify and document key metrics for system measurement within 2 weeks
  • Key ResultAchieve 98% data accuracy in system tests by quarter-end
  • TaskConduct frequent comprehensive data audits
  • TaskImplement systematic data cleansing practices
  • TaskEvaluate and enhance existing data validation rules

4. OKR to centralize prospecting features within a singular client intelligence hub

  • ObjectiveCentralize prospecting features within a singular client intelligence hub
  • Key ResultIncrease active user count in consolidated platform by 30%
  • TaskImplement a robust marketing strategy to attract new users
  • TaskDevelop engaging user content to retain current users
  • TaskImprove user interface for enhanced user experience
  • Key ResultImprove system usability by reducing feedback-reported issues by 50%
  • TaskEnhance system testing before product releases
  • TaskPrioritize and resolve critical feedback-reported system issues
  • TaskInitiate regular user experience reviews and adjustments
  • Key ResultConsolidate all prospecting tools into single platform by end of quarter
  • TaskMigrate all tools to chosen platform
  • TaskEvaluate and select suitable platform
  • TaskIdentify features needs and requirements for a unified platform

5. OKR to successfully transition to platform x with an upgraded redemption flow

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully transition to platform x with an upgraded redemption flow
  • Key ResultEnsure the enhanced redemption flow's successful implementation and error-free operation
  • TaskMonitor system regularly to identify and fix errors
  • TaskReview and approve enhanced redemption flow design
  • TaskConduct rigorous testing prior to implementation
  • Key ResultDeliver a 15% increase in user satisfaction with the new redemption flow
  • TaskConduct user testing to identify pain points in the current redemption flow
  • TaskMonitor feedback and make necessary adjustments post-implementation
  • TaskImplement changes based on user feedback and industry best practices
  • Key ResultComplete the migration of the current system to platform x
  • TaskInstall and configure platform x
  • TaskTransfer data and test functionalities
  • TaskIdentify key functionalities in the current system

6. OKR to ensure water-proof status of all line extenders and taps on cable system

  • ObjectiveEnsure water-proof status of all line extenders and taps on cable system
  • Key ResultAchieve a failure rate of 0% due to water damage in cable system post-implementation
  • TaskDesign cable systems resistant to water penetration
  • TaskEstablish a comprehensive response plan for any water events
  • TaskImplement rigorous testing for water damage pre-deployment
  • Key ResultConduct comprehensive inspection on 100% of the cable system hardware by week 8
  • TaskDevelop a systematic inspection plan for hardware check
  • TaskAssign and train personnel on inspection procedures
  • TaskExecute inspection and document results by week 8
  • Key ResultRepair or replace any non-waterproof line extenders and taps identified by week 10
  • TaskInitiate repair or replacement of non-waterproof items
  • TaskDetermine if faulty items can be repaired or must be replaced
  • TaskIdentify non-waterproof line extenders and taps by week 10

7. OKR to develop a comprehensive observability platform that exceeds industry standards

  • ObjectiveDevelop a comprehensive observability platform that exceeds industry standards
  • Key ResultIncrease data collection efficiency by 30% through optimized instrumentation and monitoring agents
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction by 20% through an intuitive and user-friendly interface
  • TaskStreamline navigation by simplifying menus and reducing the number of clicks
  • TaskProvide clear and concise instructions to guide users through the interface effectively
  • TaskRevise interface design based on user feedback and usability best practices
  • TaskConduct user testing to identify pain points and areas for improvement
  • Key ResultImprove system reliability by reducing incidents and downtime by 25%
  • TaskEnhance employee training on system operations and troubleshooting techniques
  • TaskImplement proactive monitoring to detect and fix issues before they cause incidents
  • TaskConduct regular system maintenance and updates to prevent potential downtime
  • TaskEstablish backup and disaster recovery protocols for quick restoration in case of incidents
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% platform uptime to ensure continuous real-time observability for users

8. OKR to improve software system design and logging framework expertise

  • ObjectiveImprove software system design and logging framework expertise
  • Key ResultCollaborate with senior engineers on at least two software design reviews and provide valuable insights
  • TaskPrepare for software design reviews by doing research and gathering relevant information
  • TaskActively participate in software design reviews by asking questions and offering suggestions
  • TaskSchedule meetings with senior engineers to discuss software design reviews
  • TaskDocument and share valuable insights and suggestions with senior engineers after the reviews
  • Key ResultConduct research on best practices and emerging trends in software system design
  • TaskEngage in discussions with industry experts and peers to gather insights on software system design best practices
  • TaskReview industry publications and online resources for current best practices in software system design
  • TaskAttend relevant conferences and webinars to stay updated on emerging trends in software system design
  • TaskSet up alerts and notifications for research papers and articles on software system design
  • Key ResultImplement logging framework in one project and analyze its effectiveness
  • TaskDefine and implement the desired log messages and their respective levels
  • TaskIntegrate the chosen logging framework into the project's codebase
  • TaskResearch and choose a suitable logging framework for the project
  • TaskAnalyze and measure the impact of the logging framework on project performance and debugging processes
  • Key ResultSuccessfully complete online course on software system design with a passing grade

9. OKR to implement an efficient vendor invoice tracker

  • ObjectiveImplement an efficient vendor invoice tracker
  • Key ResultValidate the prototype with at least 3 different members of the talent acquisition team
  • TaskSchedule feedback sessions with each member
  • TaskIdentify three team members for prototype validation
  • TaskShare the prototype with selected team members
  • Key ResultDesign a comprehensive prototype of the invoice tracker within 4 weeks
  • TaskDraft preliminary design and functionality notes for invoice tracker
  • TaskDevelop and refine prototype based on initial design plans
  • TaskConduct thorough tests and improve upon the prototype
  • Key ResultEnsure 90% of vendor invoices are processed through the tracker by project end
  • TaskMonitor tracking system regularly to assess progress
  • TaskTrain staff on proper invoice tracking procedures
  • TaskImplement invoice tracking system for vendor billings

10. OKR to develop comprehensive USB chip for government use

  • ObjectiveDevelop comprehensive USB chip for government use
  • Key ResultFinalize chip design and specifications by testing 5 different iterations
  • TaskEvaluate test results and finalize chip design and specifications
  • TaskConduct thorough testing on each design iteration
  • TaskCreate 5 different chip design iterations for testing
  • Key ResultManufacture a batch of 500 fully functioning and quality-assured chips
  • TaskArrange raw materials and necessary manufacturing machinery
  • TaskDesign technical specifications and blueprint for the chip
  • TaskImplement robust quality control inspections post-production
  • Key ResultAccomplish 100% successful installation in government systems without data breach incidences
  • TaskMonitor the installation process extensively for any unauthorized access
  • TaskConduct regular system audits to identify potential weaknesses post-installation
  • TaskImplement robust security protocols before installation commences

11. OKR to improve efficiency and effectiveness of our CRM system

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency and effectiveness of our CRM system
  • Key ResultIncrease sales productivity by 25% through better CRM system integration with sales processes
  • TaskImplement necessary upgrades and modifications to CRM system for seamless integration
  • TaskAnalyze current CRM system and identify areas for improvement and integration
  • TaskMonitor and measure sales productivity regularly to track progress and make further adjustments
  • TaskTrain sales team on effective utilization of CRM system and integrated sales processes
  • Key ResultImprove customer satisfaction by achieving a 15% increase in CRM system usability
  • TaskRegularly monitor user feedback and make incremental adjustments to enhance CRM system usability
  • TaskCollaborate with UX designers to redesign the user interface based on user feedback
  • TaskConduct user research to identify pain points and areas for improving CRM system usability
  • TaskImplement training sessions to educate employees on how to effectively utilize CRM features
  • Key ResultReduce time spent on data entry by 30% through automation and streamlined processes
  • TaskImplement data entry automation tools and software
  • TaskAnalyze data entry processes and identify bottlenecks for streamlining
  • TaskTrain employees on efficient data entry techniques and tools
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate data entry processes for ongoing improvements
  • Key ResultIncrease user adoption rate of the new CRM system by 20%
  • TaskImplement regular communication channels to share success stories and benefits of the CRM system
  • TaskAssign CRM system ambassadors who can provide ongoing support and guidance to users
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training sessions for all employees on using the new CRM system
  • TaskOffer incentives and rewards for employees who actively use and promote the CRM system

12. OKR to to enhance customer satisfaction, effort score, and net promoter score

  • ObjectiveTo enhance customer satisfaction, effort score, and net promoter score
  • Key ResultIncrease net promoter score by 8% via effective customer feedback mechanisms
  • TaskDevelop a robust system for addressing complaints
  • TaskTrain staff in effective customer service techniques
  • TaskImplement regular customer satisfaction surveys
  • Key ResultBoost customer satisfaction index by 10% through improved service quality
  • TaskImplement comprehensive staff training to improve customer service skills
  • TaskMonitor and fix identified service quality issues in a timely manner
  • TaskDevelop a robust customer feedback system to identify service quality issues
  • Key ResultReduce customer effort score by 15% by simplifying user journeys
  • TaskStreamline user interface for simplicity and comfort
  • TaskIdentify complex steps in current user journeys
  • TaskImplement effective user feedback mechanisms

Best practices for managing your System Design Team 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 System Design Team 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 System Design Team 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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