10 OKR examples for Technical Developer

What are Technical Developer OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Technical Developer. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our Technical Developer OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Technical Developer 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!

OKRs to enhance Webhooks Experience and Address Technical Debt

  • ObjectiveEnhance Webhooks Experience and Address Technical Debt
  • Key ResultIncrease webhook delivery success rate by 10% through optimized error handling
  • TaskEnhance webhook monitoring and alerting system to promptly identify and investigate delivery failures
  • TaskImprove error response messaging to provide clear instructions for troubleshooting and resolving issues
  • TaskAnalyze webhook error logs to identify common errors and create specific error handling strategies
  • TaskImplement automated retry mechanism to resend failed webhook deliveries in case of temporary errors
  • Key ResultReduce webhook response time by 20% by streamlining and optimizing the underlying technology
  • Key ResultReduce technical debt by resolving 50% of identified issues through prioritized backlog refinements
  • Key ResultImplement automated testing for webhooks to ensure compatibility and reduce regression issues
  • TaskIntegrate the automated testing framework with the existing webhook infrastructure
  • TaskContinuously monitor and analyze test results to identify and address any compatibility issues
  • TaskResearch and select a suitable automated testing framework for webhooks
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive test suite for webhooks to cover all possible scenarios

OKRs to become a proficient Front End technical lead

  • ObjectiveBecome a proficient Front End technical lead
  • Key ResultMentor 2 junior Front End developers in a project
  • TaskConduct biweekly skill-enhancing workshops on front end techniques
  • TaskAssign specific project tasks to assess and monitor progress
  • TaskSchedule weekly code reviews for individual feedback and guidance
  • Key ResultDevelop and launch 5 interactive websites using Front End technologies
  • TaskTest, adjust, and launch each interactive website
  • TaskCreate detailed design and functionality plan for 5 interactive websites
  • TaskDevelop front-end code using desired technologies
  • Key ResultComplete 3 advanced Front End development online courses
  • TaskResearch and select 3 advanced Front End development online courses
  • TaskEnroll in the selected online courses
  • TaskRegularly attend classes and complete assignments on time

OKRs to minimize technical debt across all 100 crawlers

  • ObjectiveMinimize technical debt across all 100 crawlers
  • Key ResultReduce the number of crippling bugs by 60% across all active crawlers
  • TaskAllocate more resources for extensive crawler bug testing
  • TaskRoll out regular updates to eliminate known issues
  • TaskImplement rigorous code review before deployment
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement robust refactoring plans for 75% of identified issues
  • TaskImplement refactoring plans across 75% of identified areas
  • TaskIdentify key areas requiring refactoring within the system
  • TaskCreate comprehensive, efficient refactoring plans for these areas
  • Key ResultIdentify and document technical debt in 100% of the crawlers
  • TaskReview all crawler codes to identify technical debt
  • TaskLog debt detail in a central tracking system
  • TaskPrepare a comprehensive technical debt report

OKRs to achieve production readiness for MassBalancer ISCC EU feature

  • ObjectiveAchieve production readiness for MassBalancer ISCC EU feature
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% documentation of the MassBalancer ISCC EU feature for user reference
  • TaskIdentify gaps in the current documentation
  • TaskReview existing documentation on the MassBalancer ISCC EU feature
  • TaskUpdate or create necessary documents to fill in gaps
  • Key ResultComplete all necessary development tasks associated with the MassBalancer ISCC EU feature
  • TaskFinalize the code for the MassBalancer ISCC EU feature
  • TaskTest the feature for efficiency and bug fixes
  • TaskRelease and integrate the feature into the main software platform
  • Key ResultSuccessfully conduct beta testing for MassBalancer ISCC EU with zero critical issues
  • TaskSet up and distribute MassBalancer ISCC EU to selected beta testers
  • TaskIdentify and resolve any critical issues immediately
  • TaskRegularly monitor and collect feedback from beta testers

OKRs to develop a functional and user-friendly MVP

  • ObjectiveDevelop a functional and user-friendly MVP
  • Key ResultRelease MVP to a test group and achieve more than 85% satisfaction rate
  • TaskIdentify and organize a comprehensive, relevant test group
  • TaskDevelop a fully functional MVP for the specified product
  • TaskImplement feedback collection and satisfaction measurement tools
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize the top 3 key features by interviewing 20 potential users
  • TaskConduct interviews with 20 potential users
  • TaskPrepare interview questions targeting potential key features
  • TaskAnalyze responses to determine top 3 features
  • Key ResultSecure commitment from a technical developer or agency for MVP development
  • TaskFinalize and sign official commitment agreement
  • TaskPresent project details and expectations to potential developer
  • TaskIdentify potential technical developers or agencies

OKRs to tackle technical debt

  • ObjectiveTackle technical debt generated by feature rush
  • Key ResultMigrate 80% of projects to new UI library to reduce UI debt
  • Key ResultReduce percentage of issues tagged as debt by 30%
  • Key ResultReduce debt-related contact rate by 50%

OKRs to conduct website audit to fix technical SEO issues

  • ObjectiveImprove website technical SEO
  • Key ResultDecrease page load time by 25%
  • Key ResultReduce broken links by 50%
  • Key ResultIncrease website mobile-friendliness score by 10 points
  • Key ResultImprove website's search engine indexation rate by 20%

OKRs to enhance the performance and usability of the technical website

  • ObjectiveEnhance the performance and usability of the technical website
  • Key ResultDecrease bounce rate by 35% through optimization of landing pages
  • TaskOptimize loading speed for enhanced user experience
  • TaskImplement relevant, attention-grabbing headlines on all landing pages
  • TaskProvide clear, engaging calls to action
  • Key ResultImprove website load time by 30% to boost user experience
  • TaskEnable compression to reduce your HTTP response time
  • TaskOptimize images and videos for quicker on-page load time
  • TaskRemove unnecessary plugins that may slow website speed
  • Key ResultIncrease the site's mobile responsiveness rank by 40%
  • TaskOptimize images and text sizes for mobile view
  • TaskSpeed up load times to improve mobile usability
  • TaskImplement a responsive design for better mobile adaptation

OKRs to enhance Developer Quality

  • ObjectiveEnhance Developer Quality
  • Key ResultFoster collaboration by establishing cross-functional teams to deliver one successful project
  • TaskClearly define the roles and responsibilities of each team member to ensure clarity
  • TaskFacilitate regular communication and meetings among team members to encourage collaboration
  • TaskIdentify key individuals from different departments to form cross-functional teams
  • TaskProvide the necessary resources and support to enable teams to successfully deliver the project
  • Key ResultEnhance technical skills through monthly training sessions with at least 90% attendance
  • TaskMonitor and track attendance of each team member for training sessions
  • TaskProvide relevant and informative training materials for each session
  • TaskCommunicate the importance of attending training sessions to all team members
  • TaskEstablish a monthly schedule for training sessions
  • Key ResultIncrease code quality by implementing code review process and achieving an average rating of 4 out of 5
  • TaskEstablish a designated code review team to review and provide constructive feedback on code submissions
  • TaskImplement a systematic code review process and ensure all code changes undergo thorough review
  • TaskDefine clear coding guidelines and standards to be followed during the code review process
  • TaskRegularly measure and track the code review ratings, identifying areas of improvement and addressing them
  • Key ResultImprove efficiency by decreasing average bug fix time to less than 24 hours

OKRs to enhance technical proficiency and efficiency in software development

  • ObjectiveEnhance technical proficiency and efficiency in software development
  • Key ResultImprove code efficiency by reducing average debugging time by 25%
  • TaskImplement regular peer code reviews to catch errors early
  • TaskProvide training on more advanced debugging tools
  • TaskAdopt test-driven development practices
  • Key ResultComplete four advanced programming courses relevant to job role
  • TaskEnroll in the identified courses
  • TaskIdentify four advanced programming courses relevant to job role
  • TaskConsistently engage in coursework until completion
  • Key ResultImplement at least three new features in the ongoing project, positively impacting user experience
  • TaskIdentify three potential enhancements based on user feedback
  • TaskCode and test the new features thoroughly
  • TaskDeploy updates and collect user feedback

Best practices for managing your Technical 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 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 Technical 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 Technical Developer 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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