9 customisable OKR examples for System Developer

What are System Developer 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 Developer 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 Developer OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for System Developer. 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 implement an Automated Patching Process

  • ObjectiveImplement an Automated Patching Process
  • Key ResultIdentify and document the current patching process by end of week 2
  • TaskUpdate and finalize the patch documentation
  • TaskIdentify gaps and areas for improvement
  • TaskReview the existing patching process documentation
  • Key ResultDevelop and test the automated patching system by week 6
  • TaskDesign the blueprint for the automated patching system
  • TaskConduct thorough testing of the system
  • TaskDevelop the automated patching system
  • Key ResultDeploy the automation system and resolve 95% of patching issues independently by week 8
  • TaskInstall and configure the automation system
  • TaskDevelop an autocorrect feature for patching issues
  • TaskIndependently resolve 95% patch errors
  • Key ResultEstablish requirements for the automated patching system by week 4
  • TaskDetermine the system's security requirements
  • TaskDefine the system compatibility and integration needs
  • TaskIdentify necessary features for the automated patching system

2. OKR to enhance Identity Access Management for large scale clients

  • ObjectiveEnhance Identity Access Management for large scale clients
  • Key ResultIncrease system response time by 20% for enhanced user experience
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate any unnecessary background processes
  • TaskUpgrade system hardware to improve performance
  • TaskOptimize code for increased efficiency
  • Key ResultImplement new features from client input in 60% of all accounts
  • TaskDesign and develop the requested features
  • TaskImplement the new features in the chosen accounts
  • TaskCollect and categorize client input about desired features
  • Key ResultReduce access-related security incidents by 30% through stronger protocols
  • TaskImplement two-factor authentication for all system users
  • TaskConduct frequent audits of access controls and permissions
  • TaskRegularly update passwords and maintain a strong password policy

3. 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

4. OKR to externalize authorization models from monolith

  • ObjectiveExternalize authorization models from monolith
  • Key ResultIdentify and list all authorization models by Week 2
  • TaskFinalize and submit the list by Week 2
  • TaskResearch various types of authorization models
  • TaskCatalogue each identified authorization model in a list
  • Key ResultSuccessfully migrate at least 90% of authorization models to the external component by Week 10
  • TaskMap current authorization models to the external component
  • TaskDevelop a detailed migration plan
  • TaskExecute migration and verify success rate
  • Key ResultDesign and develop a separate external component for authorization models by Week 6
  • TaskIdentify necessary features for authorization component
  • TaskDesign a prototype of the authorization component
  • TaskDevelop and test the authorization component

5. OKR to implement CX platform (Service Now)

  • ObjectiveImplement CX platform (Service Now)
  • Key ResultCustomize Service Now to meet business needs
  • TaskDevelop configuration plan to address identified business needs
  • TaskImplement and test changes in Service Now setup
  • TaskIdentify specific business needs lacking in current Service Now configuration
  • Key ResultSuccessfully launch Service Now for all departments
  • TaskImplement a company-wide communication strategy
  • TaskEnsure adequate technical support is available post-launch
  • TaskArrange comprehensive training sessions for all departmental employees
  • Key ResultTrain all relevant team members on using Service Now effectively
  • TaskIdentify team members that require Service Now training
  • TaskMonitor and assess team members' post-training proficiency
  • TaskArrange training sessions on using Service Now

6. 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

7. OKR to reduce customer churn by 5%

  • ObjectiveReduce customer churn by 5%
  • Key ResultIncrease customer retention rate by 2% through enhanced engagement strategies
  • TaskCreate a loyalty program to reward and incentivize customer loyalty
  • TaskEnhance customer support channels by implementing live chat and reducing response times
  • TaskConduct regular customer surveys to gather feedback and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement personalized email marketing campaigns to provide tailored content and offers
  • Key ResultImprove customer satisfaction score by 10 points through personalized support and proactive communication
  • TaskConduct regular customer surveys to gain insights and address concerns promptly
  • TaskDevelop a communication plan to proactively update customers about product developments
  • TaskAssign dedicated customer support representatives to provide personalized assistance
  • TaskImplement a CRM system to track and analyze customer data accurately
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of customers actively using premium features by 15% through targeted promotions
  • TaskMonitor customer engagement and analyze the results to continuously improve targeted promotions
  • TaskAnalyze customer data to identify preferences for targeted promotions
  • TaskImplement A/B testing to optimize the effectiveness of targeted promotions
  • TaskCreate personalized and compelling promotional campaigns to showcase the value of premium features
  • Key ResultDecrease the average time to resolve customer issues by 20% through process optimization
  • TaskRegularly track and evaluate customer issue resolution metrics to identify areas for further process optimization
  • TaskImplement automation tools to streamline and expedite customer issue resolution workflow
  • TaskAnalyze current customer issue resolution process to identify inefficiencies and bottlenecks
  • TaskTrain customer support team members on efficient problem-solving techniques and effective communication skills

8. OKR to launch fintech product successfully

  • ObjectiveLaunch fintech product successfully
  • Key ResultOnboard and acquire a minimum of 1000 active users for the fintech product
  • TaskImplement referral program offering incentives to existing users for inviting new sign-ups
  • TaskIdentify target audience and create detailed user personas for effective marketing strategies
  • TaskDevelop a user-friendly onboarding process with intuitive interface and seamless experience
  • TaskLaunch targeted digital marketing campaigns to attract and engage potential users
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a robust backend system that supports the fintech product
  • TaskIdentify key features and requirements for the robust backend system
  • TaskTest and deploy the backend system, ensuring its functionality and scalability
  • TaskConduct thorough research on existing backend systems in the fintech industry
  • TaskCollaborate with IT team to design and develop the backend system architecture
  • Key ResultConduct thorough testing and ensure the fintech product meets all functional requirements
  • TaskExecute the test plan, meticulously examining each aspect of the product's functionality
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive test plan covering all functional requirements of the fintech product
  • TaskDocument any issues or discrepancies encountered during the testing process for further analysis
  • TaskContinuously retest the product after resolving issues to ensure functional requirements are met
  • Key ResultAchieve at least 90% customer satisfaction rate through user feedback and surveys
  • TaskImplement a user feedback system to collect customer opinions and suggestions regularly
  • TaskMonitor and track customer satisfaction rate through ongoing feedback and surveys
  • TaskAnalyze the data from user feedback and surveys to identify areas for improvement
  • TaskDevelop and implement strategies based on user feedback to address customer concerns and enhance satisfaction

9. OKR to enhance system security for robust protection

  • ObjectiveEnhance system security for robust protection
  • Key ResultAchieve a 95% score in independent security audits validating system security protocols
  • TaskImplement necessary updates and enhancements to address identified security gaps
  • TaskCollaborate with external security experts to perform comprehensive security audits
  • TaskConduct thorough review of current security protocols and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskContinuously monitor and evaluate system security measures to maintain a 95% audit score
  • Key ResultReduce number of security breaches by 20% through enhanced authentication measures
  • TaskTrain employees on best practices for recognizing and avoiding phishing attacks
  • TaskImplement two-factor authentication system for all users
  • TaskEnhance password requirements and enforce regular password updates
  • TaskConduct regular security audits to identify vulnerabilities and address them promptly
  • Key ResultImprove application vulnerability by reducing critical security issues by 15%
  • TaskTrain developers and staff on secure coding practices and security best practices
  • TaskImplement regular security audits and vulnerability assessments on the application
  • TaskUpdate and patch software and libraries regularly to address security vulnerabilities
  • TaskImplement stricter access controls and enforce strong password policies for application access
  • Key ResultIncrease employee awareness through mandatory security training with 100% completion rate
  • TaskEnforce strict deadlines and reminders to ensure all employees complete the security training
  • TaskCreate an engaging and interactive security training program for all employees
  • TaskEvaluate the effectiveness of the security training program by conducting regular assessments
  • TaskImplement a digital platform for employees to easily access and complete security training

Best practices for managing your System Developer 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 ๐Ÿ‘‡

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 System Developer OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full 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 System Developer OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

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