6 customisable OKR examples for Testing Efficiency

What are Testing Efficiency 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 Testing Efficiency. 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 Testing Efficiency OKRs examples

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

1OKRs to enhance the efficiency of our software testing suite

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency of our software testing suite
  • Key ResultIncrease the speed of test execution by 25%
  • TaskOptimize code base to reduce unnecessary testing steps
  • TaskUtilize faster test automation tools and frameworks
  • TaskImplement parallel testing to distribute tests across different machines
  • Key ResultReduce software test suite setup time by 15%
  • TaskImplement automated test setup protocols
  • TaskOptimize code for greater setup efficiency
  • TaskReduce redundant or unnecessary tests
  • Key ResultDecrease bug identification time by 20%
  • TaskImplement automated testing tools for routine bug discovery
  • TaskUse dedicated bug tracking systems to report issues
  • TaskConduct regular training for staff in debugging techniques

2OKRs to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of our testing procedure

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency and accuracy of our testing procedure
  • Key ResultImplement training workshops resulting in 100% testers upskilled in advanced testing methods
  • TaskSchedule and conduct training workshops for all testers
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive workshop materials on advanced testing methods
  • TaskEvaluate testers' skills post-workshop to ensure progress
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% reduction in testing time through process optimization and procedural changes
  • TaskEvaluate current testing process for areas of inefficiency
  • TaskImplement automation software to expedite testing
  • TaskTrain staff in new optimized testing procedures
  • Key ResultReduce the testing errors by 25% through improved automation and techniques

3OKRs 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

4OKRs to enhance performance testing for v2 services

  • ObjectiveEnhance performance testing for v2 services
  • Key ResultImprove system ability to handle peak load by 30%
  • TaskOptimize current system code for better efficiency
  • TaskImplement load balancing techniques across the servers
  • TaskIncrease server capacity to handle increased load
  • Key ResultIdentify and reduce service response time by 20%
  • TaskAnalyze current service response times
  • TaskImplement solutions to enhance service speed by 20%
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks and inefficiencies in service delivery
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% test coverage for all v2 services
  • TaskImplement and run newly developed tests
  • TaskIdentify and create additional tests needed
  • TaskReview current test coverage for all v2 services

5OKRs 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

6OKRs to improve testing efficiency through AI integration

  • ObjectiveImprove testing efficiency through AI integration
  • Key ResultReduce software bugs by 25% with AI algorithms
  • TaskTrain AI algorithms to identify and fix recurring software bugs
  • TaskInvest in AI-based debugging tools for code review and error detection
  • TaskIntegrate AI algorithms into the software development and testing process
  • Key ResultDecrease manual testing hours by 30%
  • TaskImplement automated testing protocols for recurrent tests
  • TaskTrain staff in automation tools usage
  • TaskPrioritize test cases for automation
  • Key ResultImplement AI testing tools in 60% of ongoing projects
  • TaskProcure and install AI testing tools in identified projects
  • TaskTrain project teams on using AI testing tools
  • TaskIdentify projects suitable for AI testing tool integration

Testing Efficiency OKR best practices to boost success

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Testing Efficiency OKRs in a strategy map

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

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

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 Testing Efficiency 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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