15 OKR examples for Test Manager

What are Test Manager 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.

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 Manager. 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 Manager OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Test Manager. 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!

OKRs to successfully launch and break-even via pre-sales

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully launch and break-even via pre-sales
  • Key ResultAttain 100% of cost recovery through initial sales
  • TaskTrack and control operational expenses efficiently
  • TaskImplement effective sales and marketing strategies
  • TaskDevelop a competitive pricing strategy to cover production costs
  • Key ResultGenerate a minimum of 300 pre-sale orders
  • TaskCollaborate with influencers to promote and pre-sell
  • TaskImplement a referral discount program for pre-orders
  • TaskDevelop a compelling marketing campaign targeting potential customers
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% completion of product testing and fixes
  • TaskExecute testing plan and document all findings
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive plan for product testing
  • TaskImplement necessary fixes based on test results

OKRs to achieve unprecedented effectiveness and success in testing methods

  • ObjectiveAchieve unprecedented effectiveness and success in testing methods
  • Key ResultImplement a testing system to improve accuracy by 30%
  • TaskDevelop a testing process based on these inaccuracies
  • TaskIncorporate feedback loop to continually enhance the system
  • TaskIdentify existing inaccuracies in the current system
  • Key ResultConduct 2 training sessions weekly to enhance team members' testing skills
  • TaskDevelop relevant testing skill modules for team training
  • TaskSend reminders and materials for scheduled sessions to team
  • TaskOrganize weekly schedule to slot in two training sessions
  • Key ResultMinimize error percentage to below 5% via rigorous repeated testing initiatives
  • TaskReview and continuously improve testing methodologies
  • TaskImplement repetitive testing for all features
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive software testing protocol

OKRs to successfully execute comprehensive testing procedures

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully execute comprehensive testing procedures
  • Key ResultImprove testing efficiency by 30% through process review and automation
  • TaskImplement automation tools to streamline testing procedures
  • TaskIdentify areas for potential automation in tests
  • TaskConduct comprehensive review of existing testing processes
  • Key ResultIdentify and document 100% of test case failures and issues
  • TaskDevelop and maintain an issue log for tracking
  • TaskDocument every identified test case failure
  • TaskReview test results to identify failures and issues
  • Key ResultComplete 15 test cases per week with 95% success rate
  • TaskConduct corrective actions immediately on failed test cases
  • TaskAllocate daily time slots to work on at least 3 test cases
  • TaskReview all test case results daily to identify errors

OKRs to enhance the quality of the company's testing process

  • ObjectiveEnhance the quality of the company's testing process
  • Key ResultReduce the number of bugs found post-release by 30%
  • TaskImplement continuous training for the development team
  • TaskDevelop rigorous pre-launch software testing protocols
  • TaskEnhance code review processes and quality checks
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% accuracy rate in every conducted testing
  • TaskReview and refine testing procedures and tools
  • TaskImplement comprehensive training on test protocol
  • TaskConduct regular monitoring and performance evaluation
  • Key ResultImplement two new automated testing tools to streamline process
  • TaskResearch and select two suitable automated testing tools
  • TaskTrain the team on usage and integration of tools
  • TaskPurchase and install chosen automated testing tools

OKRs to accelerate process efficiency by achieving 80% test automation

  • ObjectiveAccelerate process efficiency by achieving 80% test automation
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement two new automation tools
  • TaskResearch potential automation tools relevant to business needs
  • TaskTrain team on tool usage and proceed with implementation
  • TaskBuild and beta test two selected automation tools
  • Key ResultIncrease current test automation coverage by 20%
  • TaskDevelop and implement additional automation tests
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate progress regularly
  • TaskIdentify areas where test automation is currently lacking
  • Key ResultReduce manual testing time by 30%
  • TaskTrain staff in efficient, effective testing strategies
  • TaskImplement automated testing tools for repeated tasks
  • TaskPrioritize test cases based on importance

OKRs to reduce the frequency of rollbacks following system releases

  • ObjectiveReduce the frequency of rollbacks following system releases
  • Key ResultInitiate feedback loop to understand and rectify 100% of rollback reasons each release
  • TaskImplement regular meetings to review and analyze rollback reasons
  • TaskDevelop and execute improvement strategies to rectify rollback issues
  • TaskIdentify and document all rollback reasons from the latest release
  • Key ResultImplement monitoring checks to catch 90% of release issues within first 48 hours
  • TaskDevelop and implement automated system checks
  • TaskEstablish quick and efficient incident response procedures
  • TaskDefine key functionality areas for intense monitoring post release
  • Key ResultDecrease rollbacks by 20% through improving pre-release testing protocols
  • TaskTrain team on advanced testing strategies
  • TaskIncrease frequency of software testing cycles
  • TaskImplement strict pre-release testing protocols

OKRs to develop a cloud-based SAAS loyalty product

  • ObjectiveDevelop a cloud-based SAAS loyalty product
  • Key ResultComplete backend development process meeting 95% of the defined specifications
  • TaskDevelop and test backend according to specifications
  • TaskFinalize defined specifications for backend development process
  • TaskConduct reviews and adjust code to meet 95% specification accuracy
  • Key ResultSuccessfully launch a beta version with less than 3% defects reported
  • TaskPrioritize and swiftly address reported defects
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive testing procedures for beta version
  • TaskProvide effective channels for reporting software defects
  • Key ResultFinalize system specifications and required features by interviewing 20 potential users
  • TaskIdentify and contact 20 potential system users for interviews
  • TaskConduct interviews to finalize system specifications
  • TaskFinalize required features based on user feedback

OKRs to implement versatile deployment strategies for K8's users

  • ObjectiveImplement versatile deployment strategies for K8's users
  • Key ResultAchieve functional canary and rolling K8's deployment on a minimum 60% user-base
  • TaskGradually increase rollout to minimum 60% user-base
  • TaskImplement rolling updates for managing deployments
  • TaskSetup and test functional canary deployment on Kubernetes cluster
  • Key ResultDevelop and test blue/green deployment strategy for 80% of total K8's users
  • TaskImplement, monitor, and evaluate testing process
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive blueprint for the deployment strategy
  • TaskIdentify components suitable for blue/green K8's deployment strategy
  • Key ResultEnable a successful Kubernetes deployment for at least 70% users by quarter-end
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust deployment processes as necessary
  • TaskEstablish extensive training on Kubernetes for all relevant users
  • TaskImplement thorough testing protocols to ensure deployment success

OKRs to improve conversion rate by 20% with landing page optimization and A/B testing

  • ObjectiveIncrease website conversion rate with page optimization and testing
  • Key ResultCreate at least one new compelling CTA to test, resulting in 25% higher clicks
  • Key ResultIncrease page clarity with simplified copy, resulting in 15% higher engagement
  • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by 10% through targeted SEO and paid advertising
  • Key ResultImprove landing page load time by 10%

OKRs to enhance efficiency in production and testing processes

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency in production and testing processes
  • Key ResultIncrease successful first-time production runs by 10% to reduce rework
  • TaskImplement process checks to identify errors early
  • TaskStrengthen staff training on production procedures
  • TaskUpgrade equipment for better precision and efficiency
  • Key ResultReduce production errors by 15% through implementing strict quality control measures
  • TaskRegularly monitor and correct production errors promptly
  • TaskImplement stringent quality control measures in the production process
  • TaskConduct regular training for staff on quality standards
  • Key ResultDecrease testing time by 20% by optimizing testing procedures
  • TaskReview current testing methods for inefficiencies and redundancies
  • TaskTrain staff in new, optimized testing procedures
  • TaskImplement automation for repetitive testing tasks

OKRs to successfully complete the GPU component

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully complete the GPU component
  • Key ResultReduce the number of performance issues found during testing by 50%
  • TaskIntegrate automated testing in the development process
  • TaskImplement thorough code reviews before initiating tests
  • TaskIncrease training sessions on effective coding practices
  • Key ResultQuality review passed in all 3 stages of the GPU component lifecycle
  • TaskUpdate GPU component lifecycle quality control procedures
  • TaskDiscuss the successful review outcome with the team
  • TaskDocument all observations during GPU component lifecycle stages
  • Key ResultAchieve 80% project milestone completions on GPU component development by the period end
  • TaskAssign experienced team for GPU component development
  • TaskRegularly track and review progress of project completion
  • TaskPrioritize daily tasks towards the project's milestones

OKRs to successfully implement innovative solutions similar to Proxmox XNG

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully implement innovative solutions similar to Proxmox XNG
  • Key ResultTest the new solution in a controlled environment for efficiency and effectiveness
  • TaskIdentify a controlled environment for testing the solution
  • TaskMeasure effectiveness during solution testing
  • TaskEvaluate efficiency of the new solution
  • Key ResultEnsure 90% user adoption of the new solution
  • TaskAddress user concerns and issues promptly
  • TaskPromote the new solution through internal newsletters and emails
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training to all users
  • Key ResultDevelop a detailed implementation plan within the first three weeks
  • TaskAssign roles and responsibilities in the project
  • TaskIdentify key objectives for the implementation plan
  • TaskDraft timeline for major milestones

OKRs to successfully launch a new B2B voice over IP platform

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully launch a new B2B voice over IP platform
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% bug-free functionality through extensive pre-launch testing
  • TaskContinuously monitor and record test results
  • TaskTrain dedicated team for debugging and error resolution
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive pre-launch testing protocol
  • Key ResultDrive user sign-ups with initial target of acquiring 500 new businesses
  • TaskDesign promotional campaigns highlighting benefits of signing up
  • TaskInitiate strategic partnerships for user referrals
  • TaskOptimize website for seamless registration process
  • Key ResultSecure partnerships with at least three major B2B corporations for platform use
  • TaskArrange and conduct meetings to pitch proposals
  • TaskIdentify and research potential B2B corporate partners
  • TaskDevelop and tailor partnership proposals

OKRs to ensure smooth migration of on-prem applications to cloud setup

  • ObjectiveEnsure smooth migration of on-prem applications to cloud setup
  • Key ResultEnsure zero critical post-migration issues in the final month of the quarter
  • TaskImplement a rigorous software testing process post-migration
  • TaskConduct daily briefs to discuss potential issues
  • TaskSchedule weekly system performance evaluations
  • Key ResultFinalize a comprehensive migration plan with defined roles and responsibilities by week 2
  • TaskIdentify and assign roles and responsibilities to team members
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive migration plan
  • TaskReview and finalize the migration plan by week 2
  • Key ResultAchieve successful migration of 70% of identified applications by week 8
  • TaskIdentify critical applications for migration prioritization by week 2
  • TaskAchieve 70% migration of applications by the end of week 8
  • TaskInitiate migration process of identified applications by week 4

OKRs to integrate UX testing insights into decision-making

  • ObjectiveImprove decision-making with UX testing insights
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction rating by 10%
  • Key ResultTrain 3 non-UX team members on conducting and interpreting UX tests
  • Key ResultImplement changes based on user feedback in 100% of cases
  • Key ResultConduct 10 user tests for at least 2 features

Best practices for managing your Test Manager 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 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the 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

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

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 Manager OKRs

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. 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 Test Manager 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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