8 OKR examples for Systems Management Team

What are Systems 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 Systems 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 Systems Management Team OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Systems Management Team 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!

OKRs 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

OKRs 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

OKRs 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

OKRs 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

OKRs to optimize ManageEngine for efficient patching and software deployment

  • ObjectiveOptimize ManageEngine for efficient patching and software deployment
  • Key ResultIncrease software deployment success rate on ManageEngine by 30%
  • TaskImplement comprehensive pre-deployment testing procedures
  • TaskConduct regular team training on deployment best practices
  • TaskEnhance error handling and recovery mechanisms
  • Key ResultDecrease patch implementation errors on ManageEngine by 25%
  • TaskImplement comprehensive patch testing before deployment
  • TaskEnhance staff training regarding ManageEngine
  • TaskReview and refine existing patch management processes
  • Key ResultImprove ManageEngine's deployment time by reducing it by 20%
  • TaskImplement automated deployment tools to streamline the process
  • TaskOptimize current scripts for quicker software deployment
  • TaskContinually monitor and fine-tune deployment mechanisms

OKRs 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

OKRs to decommission all identified systems by 2024

  • ObjectiveDecommission all identified systems by 2024
  • Key ResultConduct final review to ensure all decommissioned systems are properly shut down
  • TaskDocument final review findings
  • TaskConfirm cessation of systems via verification protocols
  • TaskIdentify all systems slated for decommission
  • Key ResultSuccessfully decommission 50% of identified systems by end of quarter
  • TaskExecute decommissioning safely and efficiently
  • TaskIdentify essential vs. non-essential systems for business operations
  • TaskDevelop a detailed decommissioning plan and schedule
  • Key ResultComplete inventory of all systems slated for decommission by end of quarter
  • TaskFinalize and document inventory report
  • TaskConduct thorough inventory of these systems
  • TaskIdentify all systems scheduled for decommissioning

OKRs to improve Access control, management, and automation efforts

  • ObjectiveImprove Access control, management, and automation efforts
  • Key ResultDecrease access control approval cycle time by 15% with efficient automation application
  • TaskMeasure and adjust automation efficiency to hit the 15% reduction target
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks in the current access control approval process
  • TaskImplement an automation software to streamline approval tasks
  • Key ResultImplement automation in 2 new critical systems, preparing for 1 click deployment
  • TaskTest one-click deployment and resolve issues
  • TaskDevelop automation scripts for the identified systems
  • TaskIdentify two critical systems suitable for automation
  • Key ResultReduce manual intervention in access management processes by 20% using automation
  • TaskMonitor system regularly to ensure automated processes are working efficiently
  • TaskTrain staff on utilizing automation features for access management
  • TaskImplement automated access management software in the system

Best practices for managing your Systems 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

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

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

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

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 Systems Management Team OKRs

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the 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 Systems Management 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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