15 customisable OKR examples for System Management Team

What are System Management 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 Management 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 Management Team OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for System Management Team. 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 enhance overall Identity and Access Management system

  • ObjectiveEnhance overall Identity and Access Management system
  • Key ResultIncrease employee training on access management protocols by 80%
  • TaskAllocate time for employees to complete training
  • TaskImplement mandatory participation in training sessions
  • TaskDevelop detailed access management training sessions
  • Key ResultReduce unauthorized access incidents by 50%
  • TaskConduct regular cybersecurity awareness training
  • TaskImplement two-factor authentication for all system users
  • TaskRegularly audit system access and permissions
  • Key ResultImplement Multi-Factor Authentication for all employees by 70%
  • TaskMigrate 70% of employees across to this new security protocol
  • TaskIdentify all systems requiring enhanced Multi-Factor Authentication security measures
  • TaskConduct training sessions on Multi-Factor Authentication usage

2. OKR to enhance capabilities for physical security systems management

  • ObjectiveEnhance capabilities for physical security systems management
  • Key ResultImplement the integration of 2 new features in existing security systems
  • TaskTrain staff on feature usage and troubleshooting
  • TaskTest and validate integration of new features
  • TaskEvaluate current security systems for compatibility with new features
  • Key ResultIncrease system efficiency by 15% through system upgrades and optimization
  • TaskIdentify areas of the system that require optimization
  • TaskPurchase and install necessary system upgrades
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust for optimal efficiency
  • Key ResultDecrease system false-positive alerts by 20%
  • TaskRefine the current system detection algorithm
  • TaskConduct regular system false-positive tests
  • TaskImplement a more effective filtering system

3. OKR to implement an effective smart workplace management system

  • ObjectiveImplement an effective smart workplace management system
  • Key ResultIdentify and select a suitable smart workplace management system by analyzing 5 potential options
  • TaskMake final selection based on analysis and business needs
  • TaskAnalyze features, reviews, and pricing of each system
  • TaskResearch and list five potential smart workplace management systems
  • Key ResultTrain 100% of workforce to effectively utilize the new management system for daily operations
  • TaskImplement strategies for workforce to apply system knowledge daily
  • TaskOrganize comprehensive training sessions about the new management system
  • TaskProvide regular follow-up training for continual workforce development
  • Key ResultProcure the selected system and complete installation in 80% of the workplace areas
  • TaskSchedule installation in various work zones
  • TaskPurchase the selected system for implementation
  • TaskEnsure setup in 80% of designated areas

4. OKR to streamline and improve existing patch management system

  • ObjectiveStreamline and improve existing patch management system
  • Key ResultAutomate 70% of patch deployments by integrating configuration software
  • TaskInitiate software integration with existing systems
  • TaskTest and tweak process until 70% automation is achieved
  • TaskIdentify suitable configuration software for patch deployment automation
  • Key ResultDevelop a patch assessment process to identify vulnerabilities in 100% of systems
  • TaskCatalog all systems requiring patch assessment
  • TaskDevelop a procedure to apply patches regularly
  • TaskImplement a vulnerability detection tool
  • Key ResultReduce patch-related system downtime by 60% with thorough testing procedures
  • TaskRegularly update patch management protocol documentation
  • TaskImplement comprehensive pre-deployment patch testing procedures
  • TaskConduct frequent system performance evaluations

5. OKR to successful Exchange and Migration of Server Systems

  • ObjectiveSuccessful Exchange and Migration of Server Systems
  • Key ResultConduct a thorough inventory and categorize all existing servers by end of Week 1
  • TaskComplete inventory by end of Week 1
  • TaskCompile a comprehensive list of all existing servers
  • TaskCategorize servers based on their function
  • Key ResultMigrate 50% of identified servers without causing any system downtime by Week 6
  • TaskExecute migration plan during off-peak hours to avoid downtime
  • TaskIdentify non-essential servers for initial migration to minimize potential impact
  • TaskDevelop and test migration strategy for selected servers
  • Key ResultComplete the migration and ensure all systems are fully functional and optimized by Week 12
  • TaskConduct thorough testing on all systems
  • TaskOptimize system functionality by Week 12
  • TaskFinish the migration process by Week 12

6. OKR to streamline and enhance the performance management system

  • ObjectiveStreamline and enhance the performance management system
  • Key ResultTrain all managers on the new system, achieving 90% implementation accuracy
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all managers on the new system
  • TaskDevelop assessment method to gauge implementation accuracy
  • TaskProvide additional training for those below 90% accuracy
  • Key ResultDevelop and finalize the revised system structure by engaging 75% of department heads
  • TaskOutline proposed system changes for department heads review
  • TaskIncorporate feedback and finalize system structure
  • TaskGather feedback from 75% of department heads
  • Key ResultImprove employee satisfaction rate with the system by at least 20%
  • TaskProvide continuous user training improvement opportunities
  • TaskImplement system updates based on survey feedback
  • TaskConduct a survey to identify current system dissatisfaction areas

7. OKR to enhance efficiency and accuracy in month end reporting systems

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and accuracy in month end reporting systems
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% on-time delivery of month-end reports through improving project management routines
  • TaskFrequently monitor project progress and adjust as needed
  • TaskImplement training on time management for team members
  • TaskReview and streamline project scheduling and assignment processes
  • Key ResultCut down time spent on month-end reports by 30% by streamlining the process
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate redundant steps in report process
  • TaskIncorporate automated data collection and compilation
  • TaskPrioritize and condense report information
  • Key ResultDecrease month-end reporting errors by 60% through automated data validation
  • TaskSchedule regular system maintenance and audits
  • TaskTrain staff on new validation protocols
  • TaskImplement automated data validation software

8. OKR to enhance the effectiveness of people management practices

  • ObjectiveEnhance the effectiveness of people management practices
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through refined people management practices
  • TaskDevelop communication protocols to streamline information flow
  • TaskIntroduce peer recognition and reward systems
  • TaskImplement weekly team-specific training and skill development sessions
  • Key ResultReduce turnover rate by 15% through improved management strategies
  • TaskImplement comprehensive management training programs
  • TaskFoster a positive and inclusive workplace environment
  • TaskDevelop clear communication channels between staff and management
  • Key ResultImplement feedback collection system for 100% of team members
  • TaskTrain all team members on how to use the feedback system
  • TaskEstablish a regular schedule for feedback collection and review
  • TaskSelect an effective feedback collection tool suitable for the team

9. OKR to implement a centralized sales data repository and reporting system

  • ObjectiveImplement a centralized sales data repository and reporting system
  • Key ResultSuccessfully migrate 100% of existing sales data to the chosen platform
  • TaskExecute full data migration and verify accuracy
  • TaskIdentify and consolidate all existing sales data for migration
  • TaskPrepare new platform for seamless data transfer
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of the sales team on the new system, achieving 80% proficiency
  • TaskSchedule all-inclusive training sessions for the sales team
  • TaskImplement proficiency tests post-training
  • TaskIdentify key functions in the new system for targeted training
  • Key ResultIdentify suitable centralized data repository and reporting system by evaluating at least 5 options
  • TaskResearch and compile a list of 5 potential data repository systems
  • TaskEvaluate each system based on defined criteria
  • TaskChoose the most suitable centralized data repository and reporting system

10. 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

11. OKR to improve IT Service Management process efficiency and efficacy

  • ObjectiveImprove IT Service Management process efficiency and efficacy
  • Key ResultImplement two new service improvement projects
  • TaskIdentify areas in the service sector that need improvement
  • TaskCommence execution of the project plan steps
  • TaskDevelop detailed project plans for improvements
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% service request satisfaction
  • TaskSolicit and incorporate feedback from service users
  • TaskRegularly train staff to improve quality of customer service
  • TaskImplement a system for tracking and resolving requests efficiently
  • Key ResultReduce system-related incidents by 20%
  • TaskTrain staff on correct system usage
  • TaskImplement regular system maintenance and upgrades
  • TaskEnhance system security measures

12. OKR to increase system transaction success rate to 90%

  • ObjectiveIncrease system transaction success rate to 90%
  • Key ResultImplement a system update to improve transaction processing speed by 25%
  • TaskConsult with IT experts for viable system updates
  • TaskIdentify existing system bottlenecks slowing transaction processing
  • TaskImplement and test chosen system update
  • Key ResultReduce transaction errors by 20% through comprehensive testing and debugging
  • TaskMonitor and reduce transaction errors continuously
  • TaskImplement comprehensive testing of the transaction system
  • TaskIdentify and debug any error in the system
  • Key ResultImprove server capacity by 15% to manage higher transaction loads efficiently
  • TaskIdentify and replace outdated server components with upgraded versions
  • TaskImplement load balancing for improved handling of high transaction loads
  • TaskOptimize server software to increase efficiency of transaction handling

13. OKR to successfully migrate admin application to existing platform

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully migrate admin application to existing platform
  • Key ResultTrain all users on the new platform to ensure smooth transition
  • TaskMonitor user experience for further improvements
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training materials on the new platform
  • TaskOrganize training sessions for all users
  • Key ResultComplete data migration without any loss or errors
  • TaskPerform a full backup of all existing data
  • TaskVerify and validate migrated data
  • TaskUse reliable software to conduct data migration
  • Key ResultUpdate all functionalities to align with existing platform requirements
  • TaskIdentify and note necessary updates for functionalities
  • TaskReview current platform requirements thoroughly
  • TaskImplement and test functionality updates

14. OKR to enhance the architecture of accounting, financial, and tax processes

  • ObjectiveEnhance the architecture of accounting, financial, and tax processes
  • Key ResultAchieve at least a 15% increased in efficacy in financial reporting
  • TaskProvide thorough training for staff on financial reporting
  • TaskStandardize reporting templates and process
  • TaskImplement advanced financial management software
  • Key ResultImplement a new, streamlined accounting system capable of reducing process time by 30%
  • TaskTrain staff on the new accounting system
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies in the current accounting system
  • TaskProcure or design a streamlined accounting software
  • Key ResultSuccessfully complete 100% of financial and tax process updates without disrupting business operations
  • TaskTest updates during low-impact business hours
  • TaskRegularly review existing financial and tax processes
  • TaskDevelop and implement necessary process updates

15. OKR to establish uninterrupted power supply for all cable and net nodes during blackouts

  • ObjectiveEstablish uninterrupted power supply for all cable and net nodes during blackouts
  • Key ResultImprove system efficiency to achieve less than 1% downtime in case of blackouts
  • TaskImplement a robust uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system
  • TaskRegularly test and maintain all backup systems
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan
  • Key ResultSecure procurement and installation deals of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems for 100% of nodes
  • TaskFinalize procurement contracts for necessary UPS systems
  • TaskIdentify potential UPS system suppliers and initiate negotiation
  • TaskOrganize installation of UPS systems across all nodes
  • Key ResultImplement and test successful failover to UPS for all nodes during simulated blackout events
  • TaskSchedule simulated blackout events periodically
  • TaskSet up and configure UPS systems on all nodes
  • TaskMonitor and document failover success during simulations

Best practices for managing your System Management 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 πŸ‘‡

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 Management 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 Management Team OKR templates

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