4 customisable OKR examples for Test Strategist

What are Test Strategist 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 Strategist. 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 customisable Test Strategist OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Test Strategist. 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 improve the effectiveness of OKR testing

  • ObjectiveImprove the effectiveness of OKR testing
  • Key ResultImplement at least two improvements based on customer feedback for OKR testing
  • TaskReview customer feedback on OKR testing
  • TaskExecute the plan and monitor the effectiveness of the implemented improvements
  • TaskIdentify at least two areas for improvement from customer feedback
  • TaskDevelop action plan for implementing the identified improvements
  • Key ResultAchieve a customer satisfaction rating of at least 90% for OKR testing
  • TaskRegularly communicate with customers to address any issues or concerns they may have
  • TaskImplement improvements based on customer feedback to enhance the OKR testing process
  • TaskConduct a survey to gather feedback from customers about their OKR testing experience
  • TaskProvide training sessions or resources to help customers optimize their use of OKR testing
  • Key ResultDecrease the average time spent on OKR testing by 15%
  • Key ResultIncrease the completion rate of OKR tests by 20%
  • TaskOffer regular practice sessions and mock exams for OKR testing
  • TaskProvide additional resources and examples for OKR test preparation
  • TaskAnalyze feedback and adjust difficulty level of OKR tests accordingly
  • TaskEnhance OKR test instructions for better understanding

2. OKR to improve performance testing for V2 services

  • ObjectiveImprove performance testing for V2 services
  • Key ResultIncrease the successful pass rate of performance tests to 95% from existing results
  • TaskDevelop and implement a targeted improvement plan for testing
  • TaskConduct regular training sessions for performance test takers
  • TaskContinuously review and update testing techniques
  • Key ResultDevelop a comprehensive test strategy addressing all aspects of V2 services by week 4
  • TaskDevelop a detailed plan for testing each aspect
  • TaskSchedule testing stages within first 4 weeks
  • TaskIdentify key aspects and potential risks of V2 services
  • Key ResultReduce the average run-time for performance tests by 20% compared to current timings
  • TaskImplement more efficient testing algorithms and techniques
  • TaskUpgrade testing hardware or software to improve speed
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate bottlenecks in the current performance test process

3. OKR to produce three engaging surgeon video testimonials

  • ObjectiveProduce three engaging surgeon video testimonials
  • Key ResultIdentify and confirm participation of three surgeons by end of month one
  • TaskObtain confirmation of participation from surgeons
  • TaskSend formal invitations to three selected surgeons
  • TaskResearch potential surgeons and gauge their interest level
  • Key ResultAchieved 5,000 views across all platforms within a month of posting
  • TaskResearch competitive keywords for SEO optimization
  • TaskDevelop a social media promotional strategy
  • TaskMonitor and adjust marketing strategies for effectiveness
  • Key ResultSuccessfully record, edit and finalize all three videos by month two
  • TaskScript, shoot, and precisely record all three videos
  • TaskFinalize and save all videos in the required format
  • TaskCarefully review, edit, and enhance video quality

4. OKR to build and launch our minimum viable product (MVP)

  • ObjectiveBuild and launch our minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Key ResultSecure MVP launch with 100% of targeted early adopters signed up
  • TaskImplement sign-up mechanism and secure all early adopter registrations
  • TaskDevelop a marketing strategy focused on targeted early adopters for the MVP
  • TaskFinalize MVP, ensuring it meets the needs of the targeted early adopters
  • Key ResultComplete MVP development by achieving 100% of assigned programming tasks
  • TaskPrioritize and organize assigned programming tasks by their complexity
  • TaskDevote dedicated daily hours to working on these assigned tasks
  • TaskRegularly review and test code to ensure quality and functionality
  • Key ResultConduct 3 iterative tests for MVP targeting 100% bug resolution
  • TaskExecute three iterative tests of MVP
  • TaskAnalyze testing data, identify and resolve all bugs
  • TaskDevelop test plan for MVP with goals of identifying bugs

Best practices for managing your Test Strategist 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 Strategist 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

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 Strategist 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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