5 OKR examples for Test Coverage

What are Test Coverage 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 Test Coverage. 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 Test Coverage OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Test Coverage 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 increase test automation coverage to 80%

  • ObjectiveIncrease test automation coverage to 80%
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement 20% more automated tests every month
  • TaskIdentify areas needing additional automated tests
  • TaskIntegrate tests into existing system
  • TaskWrite and validate new automations
  • Key ResultMaintain less than 5% failure rate in our automated tests
  • TaskProvide ongoing team training on test creation
  • TaskImplement rigorous quality assurance processes
  • TaskRegularly review and update the automated tests
  • Key ResultImprove average test execution time by 15%
  • TaskImplement more effective test optimization strategies
  • TaskUpgrade server hardware to boost processing power
  • TaskTrain staff in efficient testing procedures

OKRs to increase test automation percentage to 80%

  • ObjectiveIncrease test automation percentage to 80%
  • Key ResultImplement 60% of test automation by the end of the first month
  • TaskDevelop script for selected automated tests
  • TaskIdentify key tests suitable for automation
  • TaskImplement and validate the automated tests
  • Key ResultFinalize and establish 80% test automation by the end of the objective's period
  • TaskIdentify key functionalities requiring automated testing
  • TaskDevelop and implement desired automated tests
  • TaskReview and troubleshoot test results regularly
  • Key ResultImprove test coverage with automation to 70% by end of the second month
  • TaskDevelop and implement automated testing strategies
  • TaskConsistently review and adjust strategies to reach 70% coverage
  • TaskIdentify crucial areas lacking sufficient test coverage

OKRs to improve test coverage and automation for proactive debt remediation

  • ObjectiveIncrease test coverage and automation to enhance proactive debt remediation
  • Key ResultImplement end-to-end testing to validate entire debt remediation process
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% coverage for high-risk debt remediation scenarios
  • Key ResultReduce manual effort by 50% through automation of debt remediation tasks
  • Key ResultIncrease debt remediation efficacy by 25% through data-driven testing and analysis

OKRs to implement unit-testing in Mid-Office

  • ObjectiveImplement unit-testing in Mid-Office
  • Key ResultDevelop a comprehensive unit testing plan within 4 weeks
  • TaskSchedule and delegate testing tasks
  • TaskIdentify all functionalities for testing
  • TaskDraft a detailed unit testing procedure
  • Key ResultTrain the team on unit-testing best practices and tools by 6 weeks
  • TaskSchedule and conduct weekly team training sessions for 6 weeks
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive training program on unit-testing practices
  • TaskIdentify appropriate unit-testing software and tools for training
  • Key ResultAchieve 80% code coverage with unit tests by the end of the quarter
  • TaskWrite effective tests for identified sections
  • TaskIdentify sections of code lacking unit tests
  • TaskRegularly run and adjust tests for improvement

OKRs to deliver feature-rich product releases with minimal bugs

  • ObjectiveDeliver feature-rich product releases with minimal bugs
  • Key ResultConduct rigorous weekly QA sessions for every newly developed feature
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive test cases for each feature
  • TaskDocument all findings and feedback effectively
  • TaskSchedule weekly QA sessions for new features
  • Key ResultIncrease unit test coverage to 90% for every product feature
  • TaskRegularly monitor and update tests as necessary
  • TaskReview current test coverage for each product feature
  • TaskDevelop additional unit tests for under-tested features
  • Key ResultDecrease in reported post-release bugs by 30%
  • TaskEnhance debugging during product development
  • TaskImplement a more thorough QA process
  • TaskImprove testing procedures before product release

Best practices for managing your Test Coverage 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 Test Coverage 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

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

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 Test Coverage 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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